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WH - Topic 16 Vocab

entente nonbinding agreement to follow common policies
militarism glorification of the military
ultimatum final set of demands
mobilize prepare military forces for war
stalemate deadlock in which neither side is able to defeat the other
zeppelin large gas-filled balloon
convoys group of merchant ships protected by warships
total war channeling of a nation’s entire resources into a war effort
conscription “the draft,” which required all young men to be ready for military or other service
contraband during wartime, military supplies and raw materials needed to make military supplies that may legally be confiscated by any belligerent
propaganda spreading of ideas to promote a cause or to damage an opposing cause
atrocities horrible act committed against innocent people
self-determination right of people to choose their own form of government
armistice agreement to end fighting in a war
pandemic spread of a disease across a large area, country, continent, or the entire world
radical one who favors extreme changes
collective security system in which a group of nations acts as one to preserve the peace of all
reparations payment for war damage or damage caused by imprisonment
mandate after World War I, a territory administered by a Western power
proletariat working class
commissars Communist party official assigned to the army to teach party principles and ensure party loyalty during the Russian Revolution
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