the policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war
Alliance between Germany, Italy, Austria Hungry
Kaiser Wilhelm II
was the Kaiser of Germany at the time of the First World War reigning from 1888-1918. He pushed for a more aggressive foreign policy by means of colonies and a strong navy to compete with Britain. His actions added to the growing tensions in pre-1914 Europe.
Alliance between UK, Russia and France established 1894, 1904, 1907
in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
In WWI, the region of Northern France where the forces of the Allies and the Central Powers battled each other.
germany's plan to march though Belgium and conquer France in order to avoid fighting on two fronts
war from inside trenches enemies would try killing eachother with machine guns and tanks, and poison gas
In WWI, the region along the German-Russian Border where Russians and Serbs battled Germans, Austrians, and Turks.
unrestricted submarine warfare
A policy that the Germans announced on January 1917 which stated that their submarines would sink any ship in the British waters
the channeling of a nation's entire resources into a war effort
a limited portion or allowance of food or goods; limitation of use
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
an agreement to stop fighting
U.S. President, who led USA into WWI. He proposed the 14 points. He attended the peace conference at Versailles.
An effective and almost dictator-like leader of France, who would not take defeat as an answer
wilson's plan for world peace following world war I
the ability of a government to determine their own course of their own free will
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty that ended WW I. It blamed Germany for WW I and handed down harsh punishment.
League of Nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.