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World War I

Chapter 29

TermDefinition
militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war.
Triple Alliance A partnership of three countries (ex: Italy joined Germany and Austria-Hungary in an alliance)
Kaiser Wilhelm II Ruler of Germany (1888)
Triple entente A triple alliance (ex: Britain, France, and Russia)
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WWI, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and the move east to attack Russia.
Central Powers In WWI, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with other nations that fought by there side.
Allies The nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with other nations that fought by there side.
Western Front The region of northern France where the forces of Allies and the Central Powers battles each other.
Trench warfare A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern front 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 the enemy's waters.
total war A conflict in which participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
rationing The limiting of half the 19th century, those Europeans who favored drastic chance to extend democracy to all people.
propaganda Information or material spread to advance a cause of to damage am opponent's cause.
armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson President of the U.S. in WWI
Georges Clemenceau Leader of France
David Lloyd George Leader of Great Britian
Fourteen Points A series of proposals the U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlines a plan for 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 A 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 the nations.
Created by: rachaelosborne