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329: Why World War I Still Matters: Chris Spangle explains the many reasons the first World War still matters today. World War I unleashed a revolution of big government into the American system. We start with a general overview of World War I and its significance to those living 100 years later. He explains the 14 reasons why World War I took place and the striking parallels of today. Next, he outlines the many ways Woodrow Wilson expanded the federal government. We end with the fruit of the poisonous tree that was the Sykes-Picot agreement. Overall, this episode is the perfect explanation for why every libertarian must be anti-war.

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Chris Spangle explains the many reasons the first World War still matters today. World War I unleashed a revolution of big government into the American system. We start with a general overview of World War I and its significance to those living 100 years later. He explains the 14 reasons why World War I took place and the striking parallels of today. Next, he outlines the many ways Woodrow Wilson expanded the federal government. We end with the fruit of the poisonous tree that was the Sykes-Picot agreement. Overall, this episode is the perfect explanation for why every libertarian must be anti-war.
Show Notes
https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WW1.pdf
14 Reasons WWI Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It) - http://mentalfloss.com/article/57319/14-reasons-world-war-i-happened-and-four-things-could-have-stopped-it
World War I on the Home Front - https://mises.org/library/world-war-i-home-front
Time Stamps:
00:00:00 - Overview of WWI and the birth of the Liberal International Order
00:34:40 - The 14 Causes of World War I
01:29:41 - Woodrow Wilson's Expansion of Government
02:35:08 - The West Draws the Modern Middle East

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