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Militarism
Glorifying war and preparing for it.
Triple Alliance
Military agreement between Germany, AustriaHungary, and Italy
Kaiser Wilhelm
Emperor of Germany
Triple Entente
Military agreement among Britain, France, and Russia
Schlieffen Plan
Germany’s plan for winning the war on two fronts
Allies
Great Britain, France, Russia, and other nations who fought on their side
Central Powers
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and other nations who fought on their side
trench warfare
Fighting from trenches dug in the battlefield
Western Front
Region of northern France where much fighting took place
Eastern Front

Region along German-Russian border where much fighting took place

unrestricted submarine warfare
Using submarines to sink any ship without warning
total war
War in which countries use all their resources for the war
rationing
Control of the amounts and kinds of goods people can have
propaganda
One-sided information designed to persuade
armistice
Agreement to stop fighting
Woodrow Wilson
President who proposed the Fourteen Points and represented the United States at Versailles
Georges Clemenceau
France’s premier and delegate at Versailles
Fourteen Points
Plan for a just and lasting peace
self-determination
Allowing people to decide for themselves about what kind of government they want
Treaty of Versailles
Agreement at the end of World War I between Germany and the Allied Powers
League of Nations
International group with the goal of keeping peace among nations

What was the immediate cause of WWI?

assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

What were the long-term causes of WWI?

Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism

U.S. President during WWI

Woodrow Wilson

British Prime Minister during WWI

David Lloyd George

True or False: The United States joined WWI in 1914.

False

What country switched from Central Powers to Allies after declaring war on Austria-Hungary?

Italy

What country was forced to drop out of WWI because of the revolution in their country?

Russia

What terrorist group did Serbian assassin Gavrilo Princip belong to?

Black Hand

True or False: The deadliest area of WWI was the Western Front because of trench warfare.

true

True or False: Germans believed the war would be over in a few weeks, months at the most.

true

The area between the trenches was called?

no man’s land

What are some new weapons used in WWI?

tanks, poison gas, submarines, machine guns, fighter planes

What ship did German U-boats sink that killed 128 Americans?

Lusitania

When did WWI officially end with an armistice?

November 18, 1918

True or False: The United States supported the Treaty of Versailles and joined the League of Nations.

False

True or False: Women took the place of men in factories, offices, shops, and on farms when the men went to war.

true

The “Big Four” at the Paris Peace Conference were:

Woodrow Wilson (U.S.), Georges Clemenceau (France), David Lloyd George (Britain), Vittorio Orlando (Italy)

What did Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles do?

war-guilt clause; forced Germany to accept responsibility for starting WWI

True or False: Germany and the defeated countries were allowed to attend the Paris Peace Conference.

False

How did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany?

reduced military, cut air force and subs, prohibited them from making or importing weapons, forced to give up territory, accept responsibility for starting WWI, forced to pay reparations