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World War 1

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Milirarism
the policy of military preparedness and building up weapons
Triple Alliance
Germany formed a military alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy
Triple Entente
Britain, France, And Russia
balance of power
each nation or alliance had equal strength
central powers
Europe, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire fighting together.
Allied Powers
Great Britain, France, And Russia
Trench Warfare
fighting from trenches
Lusitania
British Luxury Ship
isolationism
a policy of not being involved in the affairs of other nations
U-boats
small submarines named after the German word Unterseeboot (undersea boot)
Sussex Pledge
a promise not to sink merchant vessels "without warning and without saving human lives"
Zimmerman Note
Proposed an alliance between Mexico and Germany
Selective Service Act
required men between ages of 21 and 30 to register to be drafted into the armed forces
Convoy System
troop-transport ships were surrounded by destroyers or cruisers for protection
Communist
people who seek the equal distribution of wealth and the end of all private property.