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Chapter2 Terms

Canada and World War I

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Triple Alliance The alliance of Germany the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Italy prior to World War I.
Triple Entente The alliance of France Russia, and great Britain prior to World War I.
Nationalism A strong Attachment to one's nation.
Militarism A nation's policy of enlisting,training, equipping, and maintaining armed forces ready for war.
Balance of Power The situation, especially before World War I, in which the Strong nations of Europe attempted to remain of equal strength militarily and in their alliances.
Allies In World War I, Britain, France, and Russia. In World War II, the term was applied to Britain, France, the countries of the British Commonwealth, and after 1941, the USSR
National Identity A sense of, and pride in, the character of one's nation.
War Measures Act An act of the Canadian Parliament that gave the federal Cabinet emergency powers,especially during wartime. It included the right to suspend habeas corpus.
Habeas Corpus Citizens who live in a democracy have protection against unlawful detention. A person who is being detained must be brought into court within twenty-four hours of arrest, where a judge or other official will decide whether the detention is lawful.
Internment Camps Government-run camps where people who are considered a threat are detained.
Sanction Penalties, such as restricting trade, applied by a group of nations to try to force an offending nation to end aggression of an offensive policy.
Propaganda Information usually produced by government presented in such a way as to inspire and spread particular beliefs of opinions.
Conscription Compulsory service in the armed forces.
Conscientious Objector A person who refuses military service on the grounds of religious or moral opposition to war.
Armistice An agreement by warring parties to end hostilities.
Treaty of Versailles The treaty that ended World War I.
Collective Security The military support and cooperation provided by member states within an international organization to ensure that each will help the other in the event of aggression.
Created by: tbarnes on 2009-06-02



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