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World War 1 Vocabulary

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Nationalism
A feeling of intense loyalty to ones country or group.
Ethnic group
People who share a common language and traditions.
Militarism
A buildup of military strength within a country.
Triple Alliance
The alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
Triple Entente
Great Britian, France, and Russia.
Allied Powers
Great Britian, France, and Russia
Central Powers
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire
Propaganda
Information designed to influence opinion
Autocracy
Rule by one person with unlimited power
Selective Service Act
Establishing a military draft
Convoys
Teams
Front
Line of battle
Armistice
An agreement to end fighting
Kaiser
Emperor
Mobilization
The gathering of resources and the preparation for war
Rationing
Limitation of use
Committee on Public Information
A committee formed to persuade Americans that the war represented a battle for democracy and freedom
Dissent
Opposition
Espionage
Spying, as well as aiding the war effort
Sabotage
Secret action to damage the war effort
Reparations
Payments for damage