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SS WWI

TermDefinition
Nationalist Group groups of people who support nationalism, to call for independence
Militarism fascination with the glory of war and the power of military
Arms Race building huge armies and navies to outdo rival nations and protect world interests
Alliance agreements among competing blocs nation to help each other if war broke out
Mobilization or the assembly and movement of troops
Entente an understanding between nations
Balance of Power a situation in which each side has equal power
Central Powers Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Ottoman Empire
Allied Power Serbia, France, Belgium, Russia and Great Britain
Neutrality a policy of not taking sides
Front is a line along which opposing armies face each other
Trench Warfare soldiers fought from two lines of trenches, or ditches
Civillians nonmilitary citizens, pushed the death toll even higher
Propaganda information designed to influence public opinions
Soviets committees, to represent their interests
Bolsheviks thought a small group could achieve the goal of overthrowing the government through the use of force
Vladmir Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks
Archduke Franz Ferdinand future king of Austria-Hungary and his assassination started WWI
Lawrence of Arabia a British officer in the Middle East, urged Arab leaders to revolt against the Ottomans
Woodrow Wilson the president of the U.S during WWI and one of the leaders of the Big Four
Armistice cease-fire
Big Four planned to draft a treaty for each of the five "losing" Germany, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary
Compromise settlements in which each side gives up some of its demands to reach an agreement
Fourteen Points President Wilson outlined his plans for a "lasting peace" in a document
Reparation payments for the costs of war
League of Nations a peacekeeping organization that could fix unfair treaty terms later
Treaty of Versailles a treaty between the Allies and Germany
Mandates the League of Nations governed each territory but allowed a member territory to run it
Balfour Declaration promised Jews a homeland in Palestine. Jewish settlement of the territory led to creation of Israel after WWI
Treaty is an agreement worked out between two or more nations or leaders
Propaganda information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
David Lloyd George one of the leaders of the Big Four
George Clemenceau one of the leaders of the Big Four
Vittorio Orlando one of the leaders of the Big Four
Buffers what Germany had to pay for the destruction of war
Created by: KeyLime1600