There was a sentiment in the United States to stay out of the war when the World War 1 began. The unfolding of events led to the realization of the pros and cons of neutrality which are discussed below.
The risks of staying neutral are that Germany would take advantage and violate the rights of American nation whereby they would sink the ships without warning. , the Americans right to free trade was violated. Germany tried to get Mexico to Attack America, and if America remained neutral, the attacks would become real. It was less safe for democracies especially if the central powers were successful in World War 1 (Dick and Bernard, 2015). In case of an invasion, there would be no backup from any country, there are no real allies, and lastly, no country could send financial aid.
The advantages of being neutral are that Many American lives and property would be saved, the Americas could choose their allies independently, they could stay out of war alliances (Hook, Steven, and John, 2018) and lastly the freedom of being friends with countries despite the alliances in which they are from. As a neutral country, America could trade with any country.
This was a wise decision for America since being neutral would save the nation destruction of life and properties during the war.
Dick, Bernard F. The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film. University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Hook, Steven W., and John Spanier. American foreign policy since World War II. Cq Press, 2018..