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World history

militarism The policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war.
triple alliance A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding WW1.
Kaiser Wilhelm 11 became ruler of Germany in 1892 and forced Bismarck to resign.
triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain , France, and Russia in the years preceding WW1.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's military plan at the outbreak of WW!, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia.
Central Powers In WW!, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side.
Allies The nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with other nations fought on their side; also the group of nations-including Great Britain, Soviet Union, and the United States that opposed the Axis powers in WW2
Western Front The region of northern France where the forces of the allies and the central forces battled each other.
trench warfare a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battle field.
Eastern Front the region along the German-Russian border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks
unrestricted submarine warfare the use of submarine ships without warning any ship found in enemy's waters.
total war a conflict in which the participating devote all their resources to the war effort.
rationing the limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy-often imposed by governments during war time, when goods are short in supply.
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
propaganda information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause.
Woodrow Wilson Representative for the United States; he proposed a series of proposals , known as the Fourteen Points
Fourteen points a series of proposals in which US president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving lasting peace after WW1
Georges Clemenceau Representaitve for France
David Lloyd George Representative for Great Britain
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 WW1.
League of Nations an international association formed after WW1 w/ the goal of keeping peace among nations.
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