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Great War Terms

militarism a 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 preceding WWI
Kaiser Wilhelm II a German emperor
Triple Entente a military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding WWI
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WWI, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and move east to attack Russia
Central Powers in WWI, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side
Allies in WWI, Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the other nations that fought on their side
Western Front in WWI, the region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and 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 WWI, the region along the German-Russian border where Russians ans Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks.
unrestricted the use of submarines to sink without warning any ship found in the enemy's waters
submarine warfare when Germany declared the area around the British Isles a war zone, in which all merchant ships, including those from neutral countries, would be attacked by the German navy
total war a conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort
propoganda info or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
Woodrow Wilson president of the US during WWI
Georges Clemenceau representative of France during WWI
David Lloyd George representative of Italy and Great Britain during WWI
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which the US president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan achieving a lasting peace after WWI
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 WWI
League of Nations an international association formed after WWI with the goal of keeping peace among nations
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