25 terms

World War I : causes and out break

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total war
Civilians are part of the war effort.
propaganda
one-sided information to influence people's opinions and behaviors.
archduke
heir to the Austrian throne
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
His assassination was the spark that set off WWI
Gavrilo Princip
Bosnian Serb nationalist who assassinated the Archduke
Sarajevo
capital city of Bosnia
Bosnia
A region that both Austria-Hungary and Serbia claimed belonged to them.
Serbia
Country Austria blamed for killing the Archduke.
neutral
not taking sides
Czar
Emperor of Russia
Kaiser
Emperor of Germany
Woodrow Wilson
President of U.S. during WWI
Alsace and Lorraine
former French territory that Germany took in its war of unification.
mobilize
assemble troops for war
nationalism
pride in one's nation; feeling of superiority over other nations.
alliance
formal agreement between two or more nations to come to one another's defense.
Paris
capital of France
Berlin
capital of Germany
Vienna
capital of Austria
London
capital of England
Great Britain
the name of the island on which are located the countries of England, Scotland and Wales.
LUSITANIA
British passenger ship torpedoed by German U-boat as it entered the war zone. 128 Americans were killed.
U-Boat
German submarines (unterseeboot)
Doughboys
nickname for American soldiers in WWI
Zimmerman Note
telegram sent from Germany to Mexico (over British Atlantic cable) proposing that Germany would help Mexico to "reconquer the lost territory of NM,TX. AZ" if Mexico engages in a border war with America