2017-07-15 16:46:11 UTC
Would any movement forward in time of participating AEF forces (by X months), and the casualties (by Y thousands) resulting from that earlier engagement, be "offset" by the war being an equal amount of months shorter and casualties not being suffered by the Americans in what were the "back-end" months of the war?
Or will America spend more time, lives and money on WWI, with a negative return on investment, with Germany probably being defeated sooner than OTL, but not in full proportion to the this greater, more precocious US effort?
Flipping the question around:
What if US DoW and especially engagement of the AEF in force was *slower* than OTL but still occurred. How would that work out in terms of net losses an the timing of armistice day?