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WWI

TermDefinition
Underlying Causes of WWI MAIN-militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism
militarism the building up of military forces to prepare to war
alliances friendships among countries that established an order of protection in the case that there was an attack
imperialism a stronger nation taking political and military control over a weaker nation
nationalism pride in one's country and willingness to defend it
Franz Ferdinand the Arch Duke of Austria Hungary who was assassinated
Immediate Cause of WWI the assassination of the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
Triple Alliance Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
Triple Entente Britain, France, Russia
Central Powers formerly the Triple Alliance; Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers formerly the Triple Entente; Britain, France, Russia, and later the U.S.
trench warfare type of warfare that required troops to fight from trenches; allowed troops to use more defensive strategies
new technology poison gas, machine guns, tanks, submarines, etc.
Lusitania the British ship that was blown up by German U-boats; 128 Americans were killed; changed Americans minds about entering the war
Zimmerman Telegram telegram from the Germans to Mexico, asking them to take their side; angered Americans and led to the U.S. declaration of war on Germany
neutrality policy of staying out of a conflict/war; U.S. ad this policy for the first couple of years of WWI
Wilson's Fourteen Points Wilson's recommendations for change after the war
League of Nations group of nations that would keep peace to prevent another world war
Treaty of Versailles treaty signed after WWI that blamed Germany for the war and made them pay reparations
armistice an agreement to stop fighting while a treaty is created and signed
Created by: Mrs.Rizzo