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World War I and the Russian Revolution

Conscription military draft
Mobilization the process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war
Propaganda ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause
trench warfare fighting from ditches protected by barbed wire, as in WWI
war of attrition a war based on wearing down the other side with constant attacks and heavy losses, such as World War I
total war a war that involved the complete mobilization of resources and people, affecting the lives of all citizens in the warring countries, even those remote from the battlefield
planned economy an economic system directed by government agencies
Soviets Russian councils composed of representatives from the workers and soldiers
abdicate to formally give up control of a country or state
War Communism in World War I Russia, government control of banks and most industries, the seizing of grain from peasants, and the centralization of state administration under Communist control
Armistice a truce or an agreement to end fighting reparation a payment made to the victor by the vanquished to cover the costs of war
Mandate a territory temporarily governed by another nation on behalf of the League of Nations
Reparation payment made to the victor by the vanquished to cover the costs of war