2. The USN and KM are sperated by thousands of miles of Ocean, much like Napoleon at Waterloo, jackson in the Shenedoah. The RN has the ability however slim to defeat each in detail
The obvious problem is the RN unlike the panzer divisions has the ability to land. Churchill's boats was base don solid fact, Wilson's would not be. In April 1917 the entire American army not in the Philipines is 29,000 men. Most of that tiny number on the east Coast are officers at the war department or members of the coast artillery. The newly created national guard units are untrained and poorly equipped for the most part.If I were Wilson, I would make the famous Churchill's "We shall never surrender" and would kick the Brits so bad in the next years or so until Great Britain becomes the size of St Michael's Mount Island, Cornwall
But she was not self sufficent in jobs... War between the US and UK in 1917 throws 4 million out of work, collapses grain prices, leaves nearly 3 billion in direct loans in limbo, and ends a 4 billion per year trade. Every sector of the economy takes a hit, most importantly the banking sector. In 1917 the US has a lot of gold, and turning a lot of it to coin, but do it it any faster would collapse the price of gold. So when the banks take a hit and depositors make a run on the banks the banks fold. Especially the commerical banks who printed thier own bank notes. Many of the commercial banks are the ones on the hook for the loans to Europe, and the godl they had is spent and thier reserves are low. The combined hits is not terribly different in substance from what caused the great depression- agricultural collapse, production collapse, large sudden spike in unemployment, failure of banks....Unlike many countries, USA, especially at the time was self sufficient (even in surplus) in terms of food, steel, coal and oil and historically the GDP and Budget rose up while up to 3 million people (<3% of total population) were sent to war.
However now there is the threat of an enemy fleet off the coast, desrruction of cities and enemy troops landing to seize coastal forts or conduct raids... If the USN gets defeated, Wilson doesn't have anything left.... bravado without substance is an invitation to disaster.
On the other side you have exhausted Britain desperate for resources stretched on two fronts.
Wont go with stirring few independence rebellions here and there across the colonies, just to keep the RA overstretched and busy there to make things worse for them[/QUOTE]