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Alliance a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations
Imperialism policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
Isolationism a policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries.
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 identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.
Neutrality the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born on December 18, 1863, in Graz, Austria. In 1900, Ferdinand gave up his children's rights to the throne in order to marry a lady-in-waiting. While in power, he attempted to restore Austro-Russian relations while m
Alliance System The alliance system was one of the main causes of World War One.The alliance system was made up of two groups, the Central powers (Germany, Austria- Hungary, Italy(1914), and Turkey).The second group was the Allied powers (Russia, France, Great Britain, a
World War 1 World War One – Causes. The first world war began in August 1914. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip. This event was, however,
Zimmerman Telegram The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico
Freedom of the Seas the specific war aims for the united states during WWI to keep peace after the war. Freedom of the seas. the right of merchant ships to travel freely in international waters without having to worry about war interference.
British Blockade The Blockade of Germany, or the Blockade of Europe, occurred from 1914 to 1919. It was a prolonged naval operation conducted by the Allied Powers, especially Great Britain, during and after World War I to restrict the maritime supply of goods to the Centr
Lusitania RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk on 7 May 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles (18 km) off the southern coast of Ireland. The sinking presaged the United States declaration of war on Germany two years later.
Sussex Pledge The Sussex Pledge was a promise made by Germany to the United States in 1916, during World War I before the latter entered the war. Early in 1915, Germany had instituted a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, allowing armed merchant ships, but not pa
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Unrestricted submarine warfare is a type of naval warfare in which submarines sink vessels such as freighters and tankers without warning, as opposed to attacks per prize rules
Western Front Western Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the contested armed frontier between lands controlled by Germany to the east and the Allies to the west. A contested armed frontier during a war is called a "front"
Tanks a heavy armored fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track.
Poison Gas poisonous gas or vapor, used especially to disable or kill an enemy in warfare.
Airplane a powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.
Total War a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded
American Expeditionary The American Expeditionary Force was the U.S. armed forces that were sent to fight in Europe during World War 1. It was the first time in the history of America that the U.S. sent troops abroad to help defend other countries.
Forces (AEF) The Air Force has shifted to an air and space expeditionary force (AEF) structure to organize operations. ... An expeditionary military force by definition is one that can conduct military operations on short notice in response to crises, with forces tail
John J Pershing U.S. Army general John J. Pershing (1860-1948) commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe during World War I. ... Although Pershing aimed to maintain the independence of the AEF, his willingness to integrate into Allied operations helped b
Argonnne Forest Noun. 1. Argonne Forest - an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11.
Alvin York Born on December 13, 1887, in Pall Mall, Tennessee, Alvin C. York was a blacksmith who was drafted into the army during WWI. While serving in the 82nd Infantry Division, he took command and captured a total of 132 German soldiers. York was promoted to the
Trench Warfare a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other
U- Boats a German submarine used in World War I or World War II.
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve and supported
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