World War I was being planned at the highest levels in America and England long before the Archduke was assassinated. Carnegie Trust (for World Peace) board meeting minutes reveal that in 1908, they asked if any means other than war could produce massive social change; in 1909 they concluded war was the best means; in 1910 they resolved to get America into war; after entry, they sent a telegram to Woodrow Wilson cautioning him not to let the war end too soon. Intended consequences, I'm afraid.
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