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Ch29:The Great War

World History: World War 1 Study Guide

What is militarism? The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war.
What does Triple Alliance mean? A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding World War 1.
Who was Kaiser Wilhelm 2? A German emperor (from the Roman title Caesar).
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War 1.
Schileffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of World War 1, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia.
Central Powers World War 1, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies World War 1, nations Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with 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 World War 2.
Western Front 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 World War 1, 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 a fixed allowance of provisions or food, especially for soldiers or sailors or for civilians during a shortage: a daily ration of meat and bread.
Propaganda Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
Armistice A temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1913-1919.
Georges Clemenceau French statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles (1841-1929).
David Lloyd George British Liberal politician and statesman.
Fourteen Points Peace negotiations after World War I.
Self Determination Creation of national governmental institutions by a group of people who view themselves as a distinct nation.
Treaty of Versailles Peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
League of Nations An international organization established after World War I under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
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