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WWI

Vocab and Definition

TermDefinition
militarism a policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
Triple Alliance a military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding WWI
Kaiser Wilhelm II ruler of Germany during WWI
Triple Entente a military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding WWI
Schlieffen Plan 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 in WWI, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with other nations that fought on their side
Allies in WWI, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with other nations that fought on their side
Western Front in WWI, the region of northern France where the forces of the Central Power and the Allies battled each other
trench warfare a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight from trenches dug in the battlerfield
Eastern Front in WWI, the region along the Russian-German border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks
unrestricted submarine warfare the use of submarines to sink without any warning ship found in an enemy's water
total war a conflict in which the participating devote all of their resources to the war effort
rationing the limiting of amounts of goods people can buy, often imposed by governments during wartime, when goods are short supply
propaganda information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
Woodrow Wilson president of the United States during WWI
Georges Clemenceau leader of France during WWI
David Lloyd George leader of Great Britain during WWI
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after WWI
self-determination the freedom of a people decide under what form of government the 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 nations
Created by: eturner18