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WWI

Vocabulary Section 1

TermDefinition
nationalism a devotion to the interests & culture of one’s nation.
militarism the policy of building up armed forces in aggressive preparedness for war & their use as a tool of diplomacy
Allies countries that supported one another in WWI – France, Russia, & Great Britain + 20 other countries.
Central Powers countries that supported one another during WWI –Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, & Bulgaria
Archduke Franz Ferdinand – heir to the Austrian-Hungarian empire who was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, sparking WWI.
Jeannette Rankin first woman elected to Congress, and was the only member of the House to vote against the U.S. entering WWI.
no man’s land an unoccupied region between opposing armies.
trench warfare military operations in which the opposing forces attack and counterattack from systems of fortified ditches rather than on an open battlefield.
Lusitania a British passenger ship that was sunk by a German U-boat.
Zimmerman Note a message sent in 1917 by the German foreign minister to the German ambassador in Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance and promising to help Mexico regain Texas, New Mexico, & Arizona if the U.S. entered WWI.
imperialism the policy of extending a nations authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means.
Created by: Robechta
 

 



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