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Militarism The increase in the importance of the military of a country
Nationalism A sense of pride and devotion to a nation
Imperialism The practice of extending a nation's power by gaining territories for a colonial empire
Isolationism A national policy of avoiding involvement in other countries' affairs
Central Powers The alliance of nations in WWI that included the German, Austrio-Hungary and Ottoman Empires
Allied Powers The group of allies in WWI included France, Russia, Great Britain and later the US
Trench Warfare This new style of warfare during WWI involved troops digging and fighting from deep trenches
Stalemate A situation in which neither side can win a decisive victory
U Boats German submarines or "untersee boats"
Lusitania A passenger ship bombed by Germany in 1915
Zimmerman Note A telegram from Germany to Mexico offering Mexico a return of territory in exchange for declaring war on the US
Selective Service Act A law that allowed the president to draft soldiers in time of war.
League of Nations A coalition government designed to find peaceful solutions to disagreements. Was proposed by Woodrow Wilson.
Reparations Financial payments that the losers of a war are forced to make.
Treaty of Versailles This, though never signed by the US, brought an end to WWI
Liberty Bonds Loans to the government that aided its ability to prepare for WWI
National War Labor Board Government organization to help settle disputes between workers and employers in war industries.
American Expeditionary Force The US military forces sent to Europe during WWI led by John J Pershing
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