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38 Cards in this Set

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What was the main intention or purpose of the alliances formed among European nations?
to discourage outside attacks
One result of militarism was what?
an arms race
In the early 1900s France and Germany were twice brought to the brink of war over this.
competition for colonies
What was the reason that Britain felt threatened by Germany?
The German factories out produced British factories.
What helped start World War I?
An assassination
What did the Allies use their colonies for?
Which war was the first mechanized war?
World War I
How did governments pay for the war?
raising taxes and borrowing money
What was the German's first response to the assassination of the archduke?
They urged or strongly suggested that Austria-Hungary stand firm against Serbia.
What was the reason the British declared war on Germany?
to protect Begium
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At the end of the war, women gave up their jobs. Why would they do this?
Returning soldiers wanted the jobs.
Why did some colonists volunteer for the war?
In hopes that they would win
citizenship or independence
Conservatives feared that this would happen in the chaotic climate after the war.
That communism would spread.
What was a role of women during World War I?
They kept their nation's economies going during the war.
Some colonized peoples were unhappy with the terms of the peace conference. Why?
Imperial rule was not ended.
It was difficult to gain an advantage over the enemy in trench warfare. Why?
The machine gun made it nearly impossible for troops to advance.
What helped to persuade Americans to enter the war?
Unrestricted submarine warfare
Why was World War I more destructive than earlier wars?
modern weapons were more deadly.
When Russia began to mobilize for war, how did Germany respond?
They declared war on Russia
What was an effect of militarism in Europe in the late 1800s?
Nations made political and military alliances.
a limit on the quantity of a product which may be imported
sending of goods to another country for sale or trade
the channeling of a nation's entire resources into the war effort
total war
a deadlock where neither side is able to defeat the other
right of people to choose their own form of governmet
self determination
policy of supporting neither side in a war
payments for losses in war
the spreading of ideas to promote a cause or to damage an opposing cause.
final set of demands
sending of goods to another country for sale or trade
glorification of the military by expanding a country's army and navy
opposition to all war
territories administered by western powers
Why did Germany's Foreign minister (Arthur Zimmermann) send a secret telegram to Mexico?
Contents of Telegram?
Effect on the United States?
Zimmerman asked Mexico to join the war on the Central Powers side.
Contents: He said that when Germany won the war, Germany would give Mexico U.S. Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
Effect on U.S.-- Feelings of anti Germany and helped the U.S. to declare war on Germany
What were the MAIN causes that led to World War I
I-- Imperialism
Growing nationalism and militarism in Europe and the creation of secret alliances were
causes of World War I
The Balkans were referred to as the "Powder Keg of Europe" in the period before World War I because of their
nationalistic rivalries