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WWI Vocabulary

Imperialism The policy by which strong nations extend their political, military, and economic control over weaker territories.
Social Darwinism The belief that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest survive.
Woodrow Wilson 28th US President (1913-1921). Initiated the idea for the League of Nations.
Neutrality Policy of supporting neither side in a war.
Alsace-Lorraine Territory between France and Germany that was a source of conflict.
Militarism Glorification of the military.
Nationalism A strong feeling of pride in a devotion to one's country.
Alliance Formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defense.
Francis Ferdinand Heir to the throne in Austria-Hungary. His assassination sparked WWI.
William (Wilhelm) II German emperor at the beginning of WWI.
Wilson's 14 Points Outline of America's goals in trying to end WWI.
Self-determination The right of people to choose their own form of government.
League of Nations International organization of nations created at the end of WWI to promote peace and prevent war.
Treaty of Versailles The treaty which was signed at the conclusion of WWI.
Industrialization The development of industry and technology.
Ethnic Group Large group of people who share the same language and cultural heritage.
Ideology A system of thought and belief.
Autonomy Self-rule.
Racism The unscientific belief that one racial group is superior to another.
Triple Alliance European alliance made up of Germany, Austro-Hungary, and Italy.
Entente A political agreement to follow similar policies.
Triple Entente European alliance made up of France, Russia, and Great Britain.
Collective Security A system in which a group of nations acts as one to preserve the peace of all.
Created by: elderteacher