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Wilson released the text to the media on 28 February The Carranza government was recognized de jure by the United States on 31 August as a direct consequence of the Zimmermann telegram, since recognition was necessary to ensure Mexican neutrality in World War I.

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Gerard to accept it in coded form, and it was transmitted on 16 January We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. Since the public had been told untruthfully that the telegram had been stolen in a deciphered form in Mexico, the message was widely believed at first to be an elaborate forgery zimmermxn by British intelligence.

Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. United States involvement in the Mexican Revolution. Besides the highly provocative war proposal to Mexico, the telegram also mentioned “ruthless employment of our submarines”. The Zimmermann Telegram was part of an effort telegrsma out by the Germans to postpone the transportation of supplies and other war materials from the United States to the Allied Powers that were at war with Germany. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat In Room 40, Nigel de Grey had partially deciphered the telegram by the next day.


The settlement in detail is left to you. Meanwhile, the British discussed possible cover stories: With the evidence the United States had been provided confidentially by the British, Wilson realized the message was genuineā€”but he could not make the evidence public without compromising the British codebreaking operation.

The message was sent to the German ambassador to Mexico, Heinrich von Eckardt. Boghardt, Thomas November The Life and Letters of Walter Telegrma. The German Foreign Office refused to consider a possible code break, and instead sent Ambassador Eckardt on a witch-hunt for a traitor in the embassy in Mexico.

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This section includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. On Secret Service East of Constantinople. The Germans were encouraged by their successes on the Eastern Front into believing that they would be able to divert large numbers telerama troops to the Western Front in support of their goals.

The Germans persuaded U. The Codebreakers of World War I.

First at a press conference on 3 Marchhe told an American journalist, “I cannot deny it. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: However, once the Zimmermann note was public, Wilson called for arming the merchant ships, but anti-war elements in the United States Zmimerman blocked his proposal.


The Germans assumed that the United States cable was secure and used it extensively. Privately, the British needed to give the Americans the cipher so that the United States government could verify the authenticity of the message independently with their own commercial telegraphic records; however the Americans agreed to back the official cover story.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Mexico and Its Heritage. For The President’s Eyes Only. Public opinion demanded action.

Germany had long sought to incite a war between Mexico and the United States, which would have tied down American telegraam and slowed the export of American arms to the Allied Powers. Pershing had long been chasing the revolutionary Pancho Villa and carried out several cross-border raids. US Naval Institute Press. The Politics of Property Rights: