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world war 1 chpt 29

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Militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
Triple alliance The Triple Alliance was a secret agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy formed on 20 May 1882 and renewed periodically until World War I. Germany and Austria-Hungary had been closely allied since 1879.
Kaiser Wilhelm 2 was a German emperor
Triple entente a military alliance between great Britain, Russia, and France in the years preceding world war 1
Schlieffen Germany's military plan at the out break f world war 1, according to which German would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia
Central Powers Germany and its allies (Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) in World War I.
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
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 from trenches dug in the battlefield
Eastern front in world war 1, the regions along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Unrestricted submarine warfare is a type of naval warfare in which submarines sink vessels such as freighters and tankers without warning, as opposed to attacks per prize rules
Total war a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
Rationing the limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy
Propaganda information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
Armistice an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921
Georges Clemenceau was a French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic.
David Lloyd George was a British Liberal politician and statesman
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after world war 1
Self determination the freedom of people to decide what government they want
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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