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WWI Vocabulary 2

Vocabulary Terms for WWI Part 2

TermDefinition
Grigory Rasputin A self proclaimed Russian holy man and prominent figure at the court of Czar Nicholas II. He was viewed as corrupt, and support for czarist Russia deteriorated because of him.
Bolsheviks Marxists whose goal was to seize state power and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat; Soviet Communists. The Reds
Marxism Leninism the political and economic philosophy of the Bolsheviks, expounded by Vladimir Lenin, which looked to an uprising of the proletariat that would abolish private property and enforce social equality.
Leon Trotsky Russian Communist revolutionary; he negotiated the peace between Russia and the Central Powers to end Russian involvement in World War I.
New Economic Policy Lenin's plan, started in 1921, to allow limited capitalism, especially among farmers, in order to restore the Soviet economy.
Mensheviks A member of the non Leninist wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, opposed to the Bolsheviks and defeated by them after the overthrow of the Czar in 1917. The Whites.
Woodrow Wilson 28th president of the United States; he proposed the League of Nations after World War I as a part of his Fourteen Points.
U boats Submarines used by Germans in World Wars I and II.
Zimmermann Note A telegram sent to a German official in Mexico prior to U.S. entrance into World War I; proposed an alliance between Germany and Mexico.
Armistice An agreement to cease fighting, usually in a war
Fourteen Points President Woodrow Wilson's plan for organizing post–World War I Europe and for avoiding future wars.
Treaty of Versailles Treaty ending World War I; required Germany to pay huge war reparations and established the League of Nations.
League of Nations An international body of nations formed after World War I to prevent future wars.
Mandate Territories once part of the Ottoman Empire that the League of Nations gave to other European powers to rule after World War I.
Balfour Declaration A statement issued by the British foreign secretary in favor of establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
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