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  1. WWI America Only Championed Liberty for Some

    World War I may have seen the birth of Uncle Sam posters and the modern American military — but the U.S. has yet to own up to the dark side of its home front. During the war, the U.S. interned about 6,000 of its own (usually German-speaking) residents, spied on about half a million more and deported others to war-torn Europe. The federal government also seized around half a billion dollars’ worth of private property for the war effort, contributing to job losses and infrastructure failures.

    Smithsonian

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