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WWI

WWI Test Preparation

TermDefinition
militarism the aggressive strengthening of armed forces
mobilize preparing a country's military for war
Central Powers the alliance between Austria-Hungary and Germany during WWI
Allied Powers France, Russia, and Britain during WWI
trench warfare defending a position by fighting from the protection of deep ditches
stalemate a situation in which neither side can win a decisive victory
U-boats submarines that launched torpedoes against Allied supply ships, causing heavy loss.
Lusitania a British passenger liner, sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. About 1,200 people were killed, including 128 Americans.
Zimmerman Note This secret telegram to Mexico sent by the German foreign minister, Arthur Zimmerman, was decoded and then published by American newspapers in March 1917.
Selective Service Act in 1917, this act required men between the ages of 21 and 30 to register to be drafted.
Liberty Bonds the sale of these war bonds provided billions of dollars in loans to the Allies.
American Expeditionary Force French and British generals called for immediate help on the front lines and wanted U.S. troops to join French and British units.
Communists people who favor the equal distribution of wealth and the end of all forms of private property.
League of Nations an international assembly of nations that was the final of Wilson's fourteen points
Treaty of Versailles the peace settlement of WWI which made Germany pay reparations for war damage.
Liberty Bonds these were issued by the U.S. government to support the Allies
Allies U.S., France, Britain, and Italy signed the Treaty of Versailles
new strategy trench warfare was fighting in deep ditches during WWI
Nobel Peace Prize won by Woodrow Wilson for his role of forming the League of Nations
Militarism aggressive strengthening of armed forces
Germany last nation to surrender to Allied Forces in 1918
Selective Service Act passed in 1917 and required men between the ages of 21-30 to register to be drafted
convoy system helped the Allies by allowing destroyers to escort and protect groups of Allied merchant ships.
American soldiers the Allies were near defeat when the American soldiers arrived in Europe in 1917
influenza a disease that was deadly because it spread through the air in 1918
three million The Central Powers had almost this many casualties during WWI
women more that a million of this group of workers were hired by factories during WWI
spark that ignited WWI killing of Austria-Hungary's Archduke Francis-Ferdinand
stalemate in 1916 this happened in WWI
postwar peace Wilson's 14 points area a list of proposals for this
Nationalism one of the causes of tensinon in Europe in the early 1900s
American Expeditionary Force U.S. troops fighting in Europe during WWI.
telegram the Zimmermann Note is a secret _________
Russian peace treaty the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a _____ _____ _____ with the Central Powers.
Lusitania a British passenger ship attacked by German U-boats; several civilians were killed, including 128 Americans
submarines U-boats (or untesee boats) are German ________
Armistice truce that ended active warfare and paved the way for a peace treaty
Veteran's Day After WWI, Armistice Day became known as ________ Day. (always on November 11th)
Republican Henry Cabot Lodge was a _____________leader
Bolsheviks afftected Russia's involvement in WWI by overthrouwing the czar and sparking a civil war. This led Russia to withdrawing from the war.
Created by: scraig29 on 2013-09-30



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