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DJHS AHSGE World History Vocabulary Chapter 8

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Nationalism
Loyalty to the interests and culture of one's country.
Rossevelt's Corollary
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Isolationism
National policy of avoiding political or economic alliances with other countries.
Rough Riders
Theodore Roosevelt's volunteer force who fought in Cuba during the Spanish American War.
Lusitania
Passenger ship carrying military supplies which was destroyed by a German torpedo on May 7, 1915.
Francis Ferdinand
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No man's land
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Armistice
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Social Darwinism
The idea that only the strongest people, businesses, or nations are meant to survive.
Trench Warfare
Soldiers dig trenches and fight from there- used extensively in WWI.
Battle of Verdun
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Draft
Government requirement to serve in the military.
Zimmerman Telegram
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Treaty of Versailles
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Imperialists
People who believed the United States should acquire overseas colonies in order to maintain a strong economy.
Immigrants
A person who comes into a new country.
Yellow Journalism
Sensational writing with disregard for the truth.
Open Door Policy
An agreement between the United States and European nations to keep China open to free trade.
U-boats
German submarines that sank French and British merchant ships in the Atlantic.
Theodore Roosevelt
Leader of United States troops in Cuba during the Spanish-American War; later elected President of the United States (1901-1909).
Triple Alliance
Agreement of mutual protection between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
War Reparations
Germany's payment of costs to the victorious nations for its part in starting World War I
League of Nations
The Treaty of Versailles established this organization in order to promote understanding and discourage aggressions between nations. It lost influence because the United States refused to join.
William C. Gorgas
United States Colonel who eradicated malaria and yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone.