Welcome noble Belgium. This WWI poster shows Columbia, representing the United States, greeting a figure representing Belgium while American and Belgian flags wave in the background. Circa 1917. When the United States entered WWI in 1917 the American public was sympathetic to the plight of neutral Belgium, which was overrun by German forces in 1914. Vintage WWI propaganda poster.
Maps of Western Europe: Americans are possibly the most geographically ignorant people in the world. Part of my studies were in grad school Geography and I love maps so I make a point of providing maps so you know what is where. If you go back far enough in your tree, you could be surprised at how many different countries there are on your tree. Most Americans are, as a cousin says, "All-American mutts". So it's fun to discover where your ancestors were.