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a strip of land owned by Germany along the Germany-France border (France wanted it back)
a first-strike strategy developed by Germany to avoid fighting France and Russia at the same time; called for Germany to knock out the French army, then to go fight Russia
location where a combined French and British force stopped the progression of the German army to Paris
the belief that America should try to stay neutral but should also be ready to enter the war and aid Great Britain
a British passenger liner carrying weapons for the Allies; the German navy sunk it, creating more ant-German feelings in America
a repeatedly broken promise by the German government that U-boats would warn ships before attacking
a secret message from Germany to Mexico that was intercepted by Great Britain; suggested that Mexico should declare war on the United States and Germany would reward it
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