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World War I

Militarism 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 proceeding World War I
Kaiser Wilhelm II The ruler of Germany. He let Germany's treaty with Russia lapse. Put Germany into a two front war.
Triple Entente A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years proceeding World War I.
Schlieffen Plan Germany's plan at the outbreak of WWI, according to which German troops would rapidly defeat France and then attack Russia.
Central Powers In WWI, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with nations that fought on their side.
Allies WWI Nations that fought together.
Western Front 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 two opposing sides 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 submarines to sink without warning any ship.
Total Warfare Conflict in which countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
Rationing Limiting the amounts of goods people can buy.
Propaganda Information or material to spread advance a cause or to damage an opponents cause.
armistice An agreement to stop fighting.
Woodrow Wilson President of the United States.
Georges Clemenceau Leader of France.
David Lloyd George Leader of Britain.
Fourteen Points A series of agreements tat the U.S. president set up to achieve peace after WWI.
Self Determination The freedom of people to decide what form of government they want.
Treaty of Versailles The peace treaty signed by Germany and the allied powers after WWI.
League of Nations An international association formed after WWI to keep peace among the nations.
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