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The Great War

World War I

TermDefinition
Militarism N. a policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always preparing for war.
Kaiser N. a German emperor.
Schlieffen Plan N. Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WWI according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia.
Central Power N. in WWI, the nation of Germany and Austria- Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies N. in World War I, the nation of Great Britain, 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 in WWI.
Western Front N. in WWI the region of northern France where the forces of the allies and the central power battled each other.
Trench Warfare N a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern Front N. in WWI the region along the German- Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans,, Austrians, and Turks
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare N. the use of submarines to sink without warning any ship found in any enemy's waters.
Total War N. a conflict in which the participating countries devoted all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing N. the limiting of the amount of goods people can buy often imposed by government during war time when good are in short supple.
Propaganda N. information or materials spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponents cause
Armistice N. an agreement to stop fighting.
Triple Allience N. a military alliance between Germany, Austria Hungary and Italy
Triple Entent a military alliance between great Britan, and Russia in the years preceding WWI
Woodrow Wilson A political leader and educator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Georges Clemenceau French statesman, journalist, and editor: premier 1906–09, 1917–20.
David Lloyd George British statesman: prime minister 1916–22.
Fourteen Points N. a statement of the war aims of the Allies, made by President Wilson on January 8, 1918.
Self-determination N. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting another or others.
Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
League of Nations N. an international organization to promote world peace and cooperation that was created by the Treaty of Versailles (1919): dissolved April 1946.
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