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World War 1

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Militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war.
Triple Alliance A secret agreement between Germany, Austria Hungary, and Italy.
Kaiser Wilhelm II The ruler of Germany in 1888.
Triple Entente An alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan which German troops would rapidly defeat France then attack Russia.
Central Powers The nations of Germany and Austria Hungary along with the other nations that fought at their side.
Allies The nations of Great Britain France and Russia.
Western Front A deadlocked region in Northern France.
Trench Warfare Parallel trenches that were dug for miles by the opposing armies in the Western Front.
Eastern Front An area of battlefield along the German and Russia border.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare In January 1917, Germany announced that their submarines would sink without warning any ship in the waters around Britain.
Total War Countries devoted all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing A system where people could buy small amounts of items needed for the war effort.
Propaganda One-sided information designed to persuade or to keep up morale and support for the war.
Armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson The President of the United States.
Georges Clemenceau The President of France.
David Lloyd George The President of Great Britain.
Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson's plan for achieving a just and lasting peace.
Self-Determination Allowing people to decide for themselves under what government they wished to live.
Treaty of Versailles A treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers.
League of Nations An international association whose goal would be to keep peace among nations.
Created by: aleon1