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The Great War

World War I

Militarism n. a policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
Triple Alliance n. a military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding WWI.
Kaiser Wilhelm II n. a German ruler who forced Bismarck to resign and was a proud and stubborn man. The army was his greatest pride.
Triple Entente n. a military alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia in the years preceding WWI
Schlieffen Plan n. a plan in which the German army would race west, to defeat France, and then return to fight Russia in the East.
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 other nations that fought on their side.
Western Front n. In WWI, the region of northern France where the forces of the Allies and the central powers battled each other.
Trench Warfare n. a form of warfare in which opposing armies would fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Eastern Front n. the region along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare n. the use of submarines to sink without warning any ship found in enemy's waters.
Total War n. a conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing n. the limiting of the amounts of goods 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 opponent's cause.
Armistice n. an agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson n. president of the United States during WWI.
Georges Clemenceau n. leader of France.
David Lloyd George n. leader of Great Britain.
Fourteen Points n. a series of proposals made by Woodrow Wilson during World War I.
Self-determination n. the freedom of a people to decide under what form of government they wish to live.
Treaty of Versailles n. the peace 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 nations.
Created by: amontes18