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Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to Austria-Hungary thrown
Vladimir Lennin leader of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
nationalist group groups of people who support nationalism and call for independence
arms race building up a large supply of armament (weapons), huge armies and navies to outdo rival nations
alliance agreement among nations to help each other if war breaks out
mobilization the assembly and movement of troops
balance of power when each side has equal power
Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers British Empire, France, Russia
neutrality policy of not taking sides
front a line along which opposing armies face each other
trench warfare lines of ditches from which soldiers fought
civilian non-military person
propaganda information designed to influence public opinion
soviets committees formed to represent workers in Russia
Bolsheviks radical socialist group in Russia in early 1900's
militarism fascination with the glory of war and the power of the military
modern weapons of war Airplanes, tanks, machine guns, poison gas, flamethrowers
Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand The "spark" that started WWI
Created by: mhardy