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cordon sanitaire
A line of quarantine or a buffer states
Mandate
A territory administered by another nation before independence
Reparation
Compensation for war damage
Armistice
An agreement to stop fighting
Convoy
Group of merchant ships traveling together with war ships for safety
Contraband
Goods that may not legally be transported particularly during war time
Trench
A ditch dug to protect soldiers
War of Attrition
A conflict in which each side tries to
win by wearing down the other
Propaganda
News and information intended to influence peoples feelings about a cause
Belligerent
Engaged in fighting or war
Mobilization
Act of assembling and preparing troops and equipment for war
Ultimatium
A final demand or statement of terms implying a threat of seriour penalties
Entente
An agreement but not a formal alliance between nations
Conscription
A compulsary call to military service; the draft
Militarism
National policy based on military strength and glorification of war
Alfred Von Schlieffen
Believed Germans could not reach Paris and defeat the French in 6 weeks and move on to Eastern Fronts and fight against Russian forces
Alfred Von Schlieffen
Believed Germans could not reach Paris and defeat the French in 6 weeks and move on to Eastern Fronts and fight against Russian forces
Winston Churchill
Head of the British Navy, favored opening an offensive on the Dardanelles Strait
Woodrow Wilson
President, threated to sever diplomatic relations if Germany did not agree to stop attacking passenger and freight vessels
Otto Von Bismark
Created the three emperors league which united Germany, Austria/Hungary, and Russia. His purpose was to isolate France.
Francis Ferdinand
Nephew and heir to Austrio Hungarian emperor Francis Joseph. Visited Sarajevo and was assasinated by the Black Hand.
Francis Ferdinand
Nephew and heir to Austrio Hungarian emperor Francis Joseph. Visited Sarajevo and was assasinated by the Black Hand.
Gavrilo Princip
Assasinated Ferninand and his wife Sophia
William II
He was German emperor. Assured the envoy that Germany would give its full support to any actions Austria/Hungary might take against Serbia.
T. E. Lawrence
A young British officer harassed the Ottoman Turks and gave the British information about important Turkish military positions
Georges Clemenceau
Prime Minister of France, wanted to make Germany pay for the war. Pervailed in his goal to punish Germany.
David Lloyd George
The Prime Minister of Britian.
Vittorio Orlando
Prime Minister of Italy
Big Four
President Wilson (United States), Georges Clemenceau,(France), David Lloyd George (Britian), and Vittirio Orlando (Italy); made most decisions
Arthur Zimmermann
German foreign minister, promised Mexico if they supported Germany in the war, Germany would help them regain New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
Fourteen Points
A peace plan whose terms included international recognition of freedom of the seas and of trade, limitations of arms, and and end to all secret alliances.