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The Great War Terms

Terms and Definition

TermDefinition
Militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war.
Triple Alliance A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding World War 1.
Kaiser Wilhelm ll Ruler of Germany. Forced Bismarck to resign.
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War 1.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of World War 1, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia.
Central Powers In World War 1, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies In World War 1, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the other 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 1, the region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battled each other.
Trench Warfare A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other form trenches dug in the battlefields.
Eastern Front In World War 1, 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 in an enemy's waters.
Total War A conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing The limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy-- often imposed by the governments during wartime, when goods are in short supply.
Propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause of damage an opponent's cause.
Armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson Of United States
Georges Clemenceau Of France
David Lloyd George Of Great Britain
Fourteen Points A series of proposals in which the U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War 1.
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 1.
League of Nations An international association formed after World War 1 with the goal of keeping peace among nations.
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