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World War 1

world was 1 terms and definitions

TermDefinition
Communism Single-party political system in which the government controls and plans the economy with the goal of the common ownership of all property
Woodrow Wilson President of the U.S. during WW1
Zimmerman Telegram Telegram telling the German Ambassador to ask Mexico to declare war on the U.S.
U-Boat German Submarine
Trench Warfare Warfare in which soldiers dug into deep trenches across the battlefield
Militarism Policy of making military power a primary goal of the nation
Nationalism Pride in and loyalty to nation
Allies WW1 alliance of Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and Serbia
Central Powers The WW1 alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulugana
Epidemic Outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely
Committee on Public Information Government organization that produced propaganda to build support for the war
Espionage Act 1917 law that set heavy fines and long prison terms for antiwar activities
Sedition Act 1918 Law that made it illegal to criticize the government
Propaganda Opinions expressed for the purpose influencing the actions of others
Belleau Wood Site of American victory in France in 1918
Second Battle of The Marne Battle that was the turning point of the war
Convoy A guard that accompanies and protects ships or troops
Armistice An end to the fighting
War Bonds A Low-interest loan by civilians to the government meant to build support for the war
General John J. Pershing Commander of American forces in WW1
American Expeditionary Force The American army that fought in Europe in WW1
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