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Nationalism

A feeling of intense loyalty to ones country or group.

Ethnic group

People who share a common language and traditions.

Militarism

A buildup of military strength within a country.

Triple Alliance

The alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

Triple Entente

Great Britian, France, and Russia.

Allied Powers

Great Britian, France, and Russia

Central Powers

Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire

Propaganda

Information designed to influence opinion

Autocracy

Rule by one person with unlimited power

Selective Service Act

Establishing a military draft

Convoys

Teams

Front

Line of battle

Armistice

An agreement to end fighting

Kaiser

Emperor

Mobilization

The gathering of resources and the preparation for war

Rationing

Limitation of use

Committee on Public Information

A committee formed to persuade Americans that the war represented a battle for democracy and freedom

Dissent

Opposition

Espionage

Spying, as well as aiding the war effort

Sabotage

Secret action to damage the war effort

Reparations

Payments for damage

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