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10.5 -- The Great War

Modern World History -- Patterns of Interaction Chapter 13 -- The Great War CA History SOcial Science Standard 10.5

militarismglorifying war and preparing for it
Triple Alliancemilitary agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
Kaiser Wilhelm IIEmperor of Germany
Triple Ententemilitary agreement among Britain, France, and Russia
Schlieffen PlanGermany's strategy for winning the war on two fronts
AlliesGreat Britain, France, Russia, and other nations who fought on their side
Central PowersGermany, Austria-Hungary, and other nations who fought on their side
trench warfarefighting from rows dug in the battlefield
Western FrontRegion of northern France where much fighting took place
Eastern FrontRegion along German-Russian border where much fighting took place
unrestricted submarine warfareusing U-boats to sink any ship without warning
total warwar in which countries use all their resources for war
rationingcontrol of the amounts and kinds of goods people can have
propagandaone-sided information designed to persuade
armisticeagreement to stop fighting
Woodrow WilsonPresident who proposed the Fourteen Points and represented the United States at Versailles
Georges ClemenceauFrance's premier and delgate at Versailles
David Lloyd GeorgeBritain's prime minister and delegate at Versailles
Foruteen Pointsplan for a just and lasting peace
self-determinationallowing people to decide for themselves about what kind of government they want
Treaty of Versaillesagreement at the end of WWI between Germany and the Allied Powers
League of Nationsinternational group with the goal of keeping peace among nations

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