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Chapter 26 Vocab

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entente
nonbinding agreement to follow common policies
militarism
glorification of the military
Alsace and Lorraine
the border province France lost in the Franco-Prussian War
ultimatum
final set of demands
mobilize
prepare its military forces for war
neutrality
policy of supporting neither side of the war
stalemate
deadlock in which neither side is able to defeat the other
zeppelin
large gas filled balloons
u-boats
german submarines
convoys
groups of merchat ships protected by warships
Dardanelles
vital strait connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean
T.E. Lawrence
sent by the British government to support the Arab revolt
total war
channeling a nation's entire resources into the war effort
conscription
all young men must be ready for military or other service "the draft"
contraband
raw materials needed to make military supplies
Lusitania
British liner torpedoed by a German submarine
Propaganda
spreading of ideas to promote a cause or damage a opposing cause
atrocities
horrible acts committed against innocent people
fourteen points
list of Wilson's terms for resolving this and future wars
self-determination
the right of people to choose their own form of government
armistice
agreement to end fighting
pandemic
influenze, flu, killed over 20 million worldwide
reparations
payments for war damage
radicals
people who wanted to make extreme changes
collective security
system in which a group of nations acts as one to preserve the peace of all
mandates
territories administered by western powers
pan-Slavism
movement ment to unite people of a Slavic common culture