Well, yeah, because as usual this what if was formulated as a fait accompli...the POD was presented as "this and that happen" without any good reason for "this and that" to happen. Such as this even more glaring and unresolved one...Carl Schwamberger wrote: ↑24 Sep 2020 18:16We have rolled in the weeds considerably on the subject of the possible composition of a AEF. there may be more to say on that, but there were other questions in the OP.
Folks have touched on the question of Italian entry as a German ally, or non alliance/participation. & the question of Htlers next course of action; attack th USSR in 1941, or...? Both are worth a bit more consideration if anyone has any fresh insights and historical information.
Then there is this one:
If Wilson dies, then the most likely alternate outcome is that Lodge's version of the treaty, the "14 reservations" compromise that was rejected 19 November 1919 due to Wilson's directive, gets passed. That means that Reservation 2, "The United States assumes no obligation to preserve the territorial integrity or political independence of any other country or to interfere in controversies between nations — whether members of the League or not — under the provisions of Article X, or to employ the military or naval forces of the United States under any article of the treaty for any purpose, unless in any particular case the Congress, which under the Constitution has the sole power to declare war or authorize the employment of the military or naval forces of the United States, shall by act or joint resolution so provide." would be incorporated into an American acceptance of the League of Nations, which means we are back to square one - there is no "Security Treaty with Britain and France."Futurist wrote: ↑10 Jan 2020 08:42the US would have already entered WWII on the Anglo-French side by that point in time (which might actually be pretty doable if Woodrow Wilson dies of his stroke in late 1919 and new US President Thomas Marshall is able to get the US Senate to subsequently ratify the Security Treaty with Britain and France
This leads again to my observation, which somehow always gets misconstrued by the what if crowd, that a good what if requires a solid point of departure and a decent understanding of the actual background and historical events that are being modified, rather than a simple declarative hand wave, followed by anecdotal twisting of data. In this case, the POD does not logically lead in any way, shape, or form, to the remote possibility that the United States would declare war on Germany in 1939.