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WW1

WW1 terms

QuestionAnswer
Triple Alliance an alliance that Germany started with Austria-Hungary and Italy
Triple Entente an alliance with France, Russia, and Great Britain
Nationalism This means "the love of one's country, rather than their native region." When people support their country and they want to spread what they do their because they think its better than any other
War of Attrition slow wearing-down manner of warfare in which each side tries to outlast the other
Stalemate neither side is winning, standstill
Poison Gases gasses that are poisonous, were used in ww1
No Man's Land land in between both armies where no one can go
Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers Great Britain, France, Russia and other partners (32)
Abdicate when a king gives up his throne
Communism economic and political system in which governments own the means of production and control economic planning
Reparations Payment for War damages
Paris Peace Conference This meeting was brought forth by the Allied Powers to arrange peace terms. The meeting was dominated by the leaders of the four major Allied Powers.
Treaty of Versailles This treaty was a peace treaty and was imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I
Battle of Somme 1916: Allied offsensive - 60k British wounded or killed in one day; over a million died in the course of 5 month; no one gained anything
Battle of Verdun 1916: France held of Germany's attack for 11 months, but at the cost of 500k deaths.
trenches holes or ditches dug in the ground to protect the soldiers from gunfire
armistice a truce
mobilize to assemble into together for active service
allies an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
propaganda ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause
troops groups of soldiers
nuetral not siding with one country or the other
Archduke Franz Ferdinand young heir whose assassination triggered World War 1
Created by: ictww1