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World War 1

World War 1 Terms and Definitions

Militarism a placing of high value on acquiring material posessions
Triple Aliance a military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy
Kaiser Wilhelm II a German emperor
Triple Entente a military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War 1
Schlieffen 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 in World War 1, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungry, along with the other nations that fought on their side
Allies in World War 1, the nations of Great Britain, France, Russia, along with the 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 in 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 in 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 counties 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, when goods are in short supply
propaganda information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponents cause
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
Woodrow Wilson president of the United States
Georges Clemenceau French leader
David Lloyd George Great Britain's leader
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War 1
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 1
League of Nations an international association formed after World War 1 with the goal of keeping peace among nations
Created by: jblowers18