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Chapter two ss 11

Chapter two terms

Triple Alliance Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy formed an alliance before WWI.
Triple Entente France, Britain, and Russia formed an alliance to reduce the threat of war.
Militarism A massive build up in armaments and armies. Demonstrated by Germany before WWI.
Balance of Power Self explanatory.
BNA act British North America act, which restricted Canada's tie with Britain. Thus, Canada was required to go to war with Germany in 1914.
Borden PM of Canada, conservative.
Sam Hughes Minister of Militia who supplied Britain with shells etc.
War Measures Act Introduced by Borden in 1914
Internment camps Where German and Austro-Hungarians are sent due to the war.
Stalemate France, Christmas 1914, neither side was able to make advances.
Battle of Ypres Where many Canadian soldier were killed by the use of chlorine gas. This happened between April 22 to April 24 in 1915.
Battle of Somme Over a million people were killed. Among them there were over 24000 Canadians. 1916
Battle of Vimy Ridge The most successful battle since the beginning of the war. Canadians fought well. 1917
Passchendaele Many died in the taking of a point of little strategic value. General Haig commanded the attack.
Economic boom during the war The production of ammunition and weapons increased the demand for labour thereby booming the economy.
Victory bonds Canada urged its citizens to buy these bonds so it can afford the war costs. The bonds would cash in at the end of the war with interest.
Conscription crisis Borden passed the Military Service Act which made enlistment mandatory.It caused major controversies.
Treaty of Veailles a 1919 treaty which ended the war
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