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world war I vocab

vocab words

Militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war
Triple Alliance An association of the city-states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan, which led to the formation of the Aztec Empire
Kaiser Wilhelm II A German Empire
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding WW1
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WW1, according t0 which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia
Central powers The nations of Germany and Austria- Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side
Allies Other nations that fought on their side; also, the group of nations- including Great Britain, Soviet Union, and United States
Western Front The region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battled each other
trench warfare A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield
Eastern Front The region along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks
unrestricted submarine warfare The use of submarines to sink without warning and ship found in an enemy's water
total war A conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort
rationing The limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy- often imposed by governments during wartime, when goods are in short supply
propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause
armistice An agreement to stop fighting
Woodrow Wilson The 28th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1913-1919. A leading Progressive, arguing for a stronger central government and fighting for anti-trust legislation and labor rights.
Georges Clemenceau French statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles. A man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs.
David Lloyd George A key figure in the introduction of many reforms which laid the foundations of the modern welfare state.
Fourteen Points series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after WW1
self-determination The freedom of a people to decide under what form of government they wish to live
Treaty of Versallies The peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allied powers after WW1
League of Nations An international association formed after WW1 with the goal of keeping peace among nations
Created by: tgameros18