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World War I

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MAIN (causes of war)
militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism.
Triple alliance
Germany, austria-hungary, italy
triple entente
brittain, france, russia
Lusitania
British ship sunk by germans
Reparations
payments to cover damages during war
Balkin Powder Keg
Describes instability of Balkins
Trench Warfare
underground tunnels fought in to avoid machine guns.
War of attrition
slow gradual wearing down process, who can last longer
Schlieffen Plan
plan to surround the french and push them back, but failed because ended in stalemate.
Neutrality
staying neutral during time of war
Battle of Marne
German vs french and brittish in paris
Zimmerman Telegram
zimmerman sent secret telegram to german embassador for mexican support
Total war
everything from country put towards war
Assasination of Franz ferdinand
shot while touring sarajevo, led to austria hungary vs serbia.
Paris Peace conference
all allied powers except russia sent representatives to negotiate peace after war
Treaty of versailles
forced germany to admit defeat and pay reparations
Armistice
agreement to stop fighting