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Chapter 29 Vocab

22 vocabulary words of The Great War

TermDefinition
militarism A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
Triple Alliance an association of the city states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan, which led to the formation of the Aztec Empire.
Kaiser Wilhelm II German emperor/leader during World War I
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War I.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of World War I, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and the move east to attack Russia.
Central Powers In World War I, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies In World War I, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the nations that fought on their side; also, the group of nations-including Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States-that opposed the Axis Powers.
Western Front In World War I, the region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battled each other.
trench warfare A form of warfare om which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern Front In World War I, the region along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks.
unrestricted submarine warfare The use of submarines to sink without warning any ship (including neutral ships and unarmed passenger liners) found an enemy's waters.
total war A conflict in which the participation countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
rationing The limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy-often impose by governments during wartime, when goods are in short supply.
propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause.
armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson Untied States president during World War I.
Georges Clemenceau French leader during World War I
David Lloyd George Great Britain leader during World War I.
Fourteen Points a series of proposal in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I.
self-determination The freedom of a people to decide under what form of government they wish to live.
Treaty of Versailles The peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allied powers after World War .
League of Nations An international association formed after World War I with the goal of keeping peace among nations.
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