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WW1 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Isolationism a policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
foreign policy a government's strategy in dealing with other nations.: "a scathing critic of US foreign policy" "a foreign-policy crisis".
neutrality the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict
armistice an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
Militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
nationalism patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts.
stalemate any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock
propaganda information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view
Monroe Doctrine a principle of US policy, originated by President James Monroe in 1823, that any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americas is a potentially hostile act against the US
yellow journalism journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration
Central Powers (in World War I) Germany and Austria-Hungary, often with their allies Turkey and Bulgaria, as opposed to the Allies.
Allied Powers (in World War I) the powers of Great Britain, France, Russia, with the nations allied with them (Belgium, Serbia, Japan, Italy, and the United States
alliances a union or association formed for mutual benefit
Select Services Act authorized the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription.
Treaty of Versailles Treaty that ended the war between Germany and the allied powers
Reparations the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged
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