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WORLD WAR 1 Vocab

Chapter 29 Vocab

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militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war
Triple Alliance The alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy
Kaiser Wilhelm II ruler of Germany
Triple Entente The alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia
the Schlieffen Plan large part of German army would go west to defeat France, and go back east to later fight Russia
Central Powers Germany and Austria-Hungry at first, before Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria join. Also due to their location in the heart of Europe.
Allied Powers Great Britain, France, Russia, and Japan later joins
Western Front a deadlocked region in northern France
trench warfare a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield
Eastern Front stretch of Battlefield between along German and Russian border
unrestricted submarine warfare the use of submarines to sink without warning any ship, includes neutral ships and unarmed passenger liners, found in enemy water
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 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 one of the Big Four who was from the United States
Georges Clemenceau one of the Big Four who was from France
David Lloyd George one of the Big Four who was from Great Britain
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after WW1
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 WW1
League of Nations an international association formed after WW1 with the goal of keeping peace among nations
Created by: jguzman18