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WW1 vocab

World War 1 vocabulary wods

TermDefinition
Militarism A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
Triple Alliance 1. An association of the city states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan, which led to the formation of the Aztec Empire 2. A military alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II A German emperor who forced Bismarck to resign
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russa in the years preceding WW1
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WW1, according to German troops which would rapidly defeat France and then 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 Britain, France, Russia, along with the other nations who 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 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 from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern Front The region along the German-Russian border where Russians and the Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks.
unrestricted submarine warfare The use of submarines to sink without warning any ship found in enemy's waters.
total war A conflict in which the participating countries devote all of their resources to the war effort.
rationing The limiting of the amount of good people can buy-- often imposed by governments during wartime, when goods are short in supply.
propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause.
armistace An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson Part of the Big Four: is of the United States
Georges Clemeneau Part of the Big Four: is of France
David Lloyd George Part of the Big Four: is of Great Britain
Fourteen Points A series of proposals in which the U.S. president Woodrow Willson outlined a plan for achievement a lasting world peace after WW1
self-determination The freedom of a people to decide under what form of government they wish to live.
Treaty of Versailles A 1994 agreement between Spain and Portugal, declaring that newly discovered lands to the west of an imaginary line in the Atlantic ocean would belong to Spain and newly discovered lands of the east of the line would belong to Portugal.
League of Nations An international association formed after World War I With the goal of keeping peace among nations.
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