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World War Uno

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Lusitanua
Brisith passenger ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7th, 1915. Killing 1200 passengers, including 139 Americans.
Tennenberg
Village in northeastern Poland, scene of a major Russian defeat by German forces in August 1914.
Gavrilo Princep
Serbian nationalist who assassinates the archduke and archduchess of Austria on June 28th, 1914.
No Man's Land
Grim nickname given to the area between the trenches that were dug during World War 1.
Ferdinand Foch
French General Commandeer in cheif of the Allied armies during World War 1.
Sarajevo
Location of the assassination of the archduke of Austria on June 28th, 1914.
Verdun
Town in northeastern France on the Meuse River, scene of several battles during WW1.
Central Power
Name given to Germany and Austria-Hungary during WW1 because of their geographic location in the heart of europe
George
British King during WW1.
Western Front
Name given to the battle lines between France and Germany during WW1.
Arthur Zimmerman
Germany"s foreign secretary who attempted to persuade Mexico to join the war on the German side in exchange for Germany's help to get back Mexico's lost land in Texas and Arizona.
Over There
Popular American song during WW1.
Czechoslovakia
One of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as the result of WW1.
Czar Nicholas
Russian ruler during WW1, excuted by revolutionaries in 1917.
Marne
River in northeastern France, scene of a decisive battle where the French army stopped the German advance to ward Paris on September 12, 1914.
Sussex
French passenger ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine in March 1916.
David Lloyed George
British representative at the peace treaty that ended WW1.
Estonia
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1
Dog Fights
Nickname of aerial battles during WW1.
Yugoslavia
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1.
Franz Josef
Emperor of Austria during WW1.
Needham Roberts
African American soldier who was awarded the Croix de Guerre, a high military honor from the French Government.
Big Bertha
Nickname of a German cannon that hurled an 1800lb shell a distance of 9 miles. Named after the wife of Gustav Krupp.
Latvia
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1.
William Simms
US naval leader during WW1 who devised the convoy system to protect merchant ships crossing the Atlantic.
Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria whose assassination on June 28th, 1914 led to the outbreak of WW1.
Dough Boy
Nickname of a US infantryman during WW1.
Kaiser Wilhelm
Emperor of Germany during WW1 who, after his nations defeat abdicated and fled to exile in the Netherlands
Somme
River in northern France, scene of several battles during WW1.
Allied Powers
The name given to Great Britian, France, and Russia during WW1.
Brestlitovsk
Site where a treaty was signed between Germany and Russia in March 1918, which ended the war between the two countries.
League of Nations
An international organization established after WW1 for the preservation of world peace.
Zepplelins
Gas filled airships developed by Germany to drop bombs
Bolsheviks
Russian revolutionaries who took control of the government in November 1917 and pledged to make peace with Germany.
John J Pershing
Commander of the US army during WW1, called Black Jack.
Campiegne
A town in northern France site of signing of armistices between the Allies and Germany in 1918.
George Clemenceau
French representative at the peace treaty that ended WW1.
14 Points
A series of proposals drawn up by US President Wilson that outlined his goals for a just and lasting "to make the world a safe democracy."
Poland
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1.
Jacques Joffre
Commander of the French army during WW1, called "papa".
Finland
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1.
U Boats
Nickname of German submarines during WW1.
Eastern Front
Name given to the battle lines between Russia and Germany during WW1.
Erich von Ludendorff
Commander in chief of the german army during WW1.
VIttorio Orlando
Italian represenative at the peace treaty that ended WW1.
Versailles
French palace where the leaders of the victorious Allied Powers met in 1919 to sign the peace treaties.
Falaba
British passenger ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1917.
Vladimir Lenin
Russian revolutionary leader who took control of the government in November of 1917.
Lithuania
Another one of the newly formed countries that became an independant nation as a result of WW1.
W. Wilson
US president during WW1.