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Nationalism Loyalty to the common language, culture, and tradition. Not necessarily attached to a recognized state.
Imperialism The conquest of a country or region by another country.
Alliance Systems Countries agreeing to support one another in times of war.
Triple Entente Great Britain, France, Russia.
Triple Alliance Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary.
Militarism Building up of militaries, all the great powers of the world were doing this.
Balkans Very problematic region in Europe that underwent a lot of war during the early 1900s. Many groups of people around the area were fighting over possession of the land.
Brinkmanship When one country pushes the other to the point of either having to fight, or having to back down.
Trench Warfare WW1 was the beginning of a new kind of war, soldiers no longer fought face to face, they would crouch in dug out trenches in the ground and try to advance from trench to trench, firing at the enemy while doing so.
Battle of Attrition In WW1, battles were fought over long periods of time with armies making only small gains at a time against their enemies.
"Stab in Back" Theory When the government blames the civilians for the mistakes of the government.
Nov. 11, 1918, 11am The end of WW1.
New War technologies In WW1, soldiers were armed with machine guns, and heavy artillery, as well as tanks, airplanes, and boats. This didn't make the war shorter, as expected, but longer.
Created by: kiirsti