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21 Cards in this Set

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Nephew and heir to Austro-Hungarian Emperor Francis Joseph, who was assassinated in Sarajevo and sparked, "The Great War."
Kaiser Wilhelm
King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany whose political policies led his country into World War I. He was forced from power when Germany lost the war.
Central Powers
the alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and a number of other countries in World War One
Triple Entente
A loose alliance between France, Russia, and Great Britain.
Western Front
The name given to the stretch of land in France and Belgium between the North coast and the Swiss border that saw the bulk of the action in the First World War.
The name used to describe German submarines
Versailles Treaty
The treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920, after the end of World War I which deamnded exorbitant reparations from Germany.
Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation aimed at serving an agenda.
Zimmerman Telegram
A German telegram to the ambassador of Mexico, which said that in return for helping fight the United States, they would regain the territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Compensation in money paid by a defeated nation for damages to civilian population and property during war.
Woodrow Wilson
28th President of the United States, and led the United States into World War I. Created the 14 points, and also secured the formation of the League of Nations.
Schlieffen Plan
A plan designed by German General Alfred von Schlieffen to invade other countries and make a move on the Eastern front.
The Allies were Britain, France, Russia, Italy and other belligerent nations fighting against the Central Powers in World War I, but not including the United States.
Triple Alliance
Name of the defensive alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
British ship carrying American passengers sunk by a German submarine on May 15, 1915.
Battle of the Marne
A World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918.
The Fourteen Points
A peace plan whose terms included international recognition of freedom of the seas and trade, limitations on arms, and an end to all secret alliances.
The act of assembling and making both troops and supplies ready for war.
Trench Warfare
Form of fighting whereby two sides fight each other from opposing trenches.
A detached guard to accompany supplies.
League of Nations
Formed after World War I to try and prevent future wars between nations and to, "make the world safe for democracy."