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World War I Vocab

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TermDefinition
Militarism Policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
Triple Alliance A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years proceeding World War I.
Kaiser Wilhelm II The leader of Germany who was related to the leaders of two other nations, Russia and Great Britain.
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years proceeding World War I.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of World War I, according to which German troops 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 order nations that fought on their side.
Allies In World War I, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the order nations that fought on their side.
Western Front In World War I, 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 I, 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 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 governments during wartime.
Propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause.
Armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson American politician who served as 28th president of the United States.
Georges Clemenceau A French statesman who led the nation of France in the first World War.
David Lloyd George Former Chancellor of Exchequer who was a British politician and statesman.
Fourteen Points A series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I.
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 I.
League of Nations An international association formed after World War I with the goal of keeping peace among nations.
Created by: JKissel