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Chapter 29 - WW1

WW1 vocabulary study stack

TermDefinition
Militarism n. a policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army that is always prepared for war.
Triple Alliance 1. n. an association of the city-states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Taclopan, which led to the formation of the Aztec Empire. 2. A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungray, and Italy in the years proceeding World War 1.
Kaiser Wilhelm II The ruler of Germany during the time of WWI
Triple Entente n. a military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding WWI
Schlieffen Plan n. Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WWI, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia
Central Powers n. In WWI, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies n. In WWI, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the other nations that fought on their side; also, the group of nations -- including Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the Unites States -- that opposed the Axis Powers in WWII.
Western Front n. In WWI, the region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battles each other.
Trench Warfare n. a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern Front n. in WWI, the region along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians and Turks.
Unrestricted Submarine Warface The use of submarines to sink without warning any ship (including neutral ships and unarmed passenger liners) found in an enemy's waters.
Total War n. a conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing n. the limit of the amounts of good people can buy -- often imposed by governments during wartime, when goods are in short supply.
Propaganda n. information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponents cause.
Armistice n. an agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson a member of the big four who represented the United States.
Georges Clemenceau a member of the big four who represented France
David Lloyd George a member of the big four who represented Great Britain.
Fourteen Points n. a serious of of proposals in which the U.S. president Woodraw Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after WWI.
Self-Determination n. the freedom of a people to decide which form of government they wish to live in.
Treaty of Versailles n. the piece treaty signed by Germany and the Allied Powers after WWI.
League of Nations n. an international association formed after WWI with the goal of keeping peace among the nations.
Created by: creyes18