12 terms

World War 1 Vocabulary

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Armistice
An agreement to stop fighting
Fourteen Points
Series of proposals in which US President Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I
League of Nations
An international associated formed after World War I with the goal of keeping peace among nations
Militarism
Policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
Propaganda
Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent's cause
Rationing
Limiting the amounts of goods people can buy—often imposed by governments during wartime, when goods are in short supply
Self-determination
The freedom of a people to decide under what form of government they wish to live
Treaty of Versailles
The peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allied powers after World War I
Trench Warfare
Form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield
Triple Alliance
Military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding World War I; later known as the Central Powers
Triple Entente
Military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War I; later known as the Allies
War of Attrition
War based on wearing the other side down by constant attack & heavy losses
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