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conscription

military draft

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mobilization

process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war. considered act of war

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(a) ethnic

"Not all ETHNIC groups had become nations."

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(a) alter

"Thus they insisted that their plans could not be ALTERED."

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(a) anticipate

"The British ambassador to Vienna ANTICIPATED war in 1913:..."

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(a) behalf

"Austrian leaders wanted to attack Serbia but feared Russian intervention on Serbia's BEHALF, so they sought the backing of their German allies."

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(p) Triple Alliance

formed in 18822. Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

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(p) Triple Entente

formed in 1907. France, GB, Russia

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(p) Archduke Francis Ferdinand

heir to throne of Austria-Hungary. he and his wife assassinated on June 28, 1914 by Black Hand, Serbian terrorist group. leads to start of WWI

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(p) Gavrilo Princip

19-year-old Bosnian Serb. succeeded in killing archduke and wife

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(p) Emperor William II

gave "blank check" to Austria-Hungary. could rely on full support of Germany

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(p) Czar Nicholas II

ordered partial mobilization of Russian army against Austria-Hungary

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(p) General Alfred von Schlieffen

created Schlieffen Plan. called for two-front war with France and Russia

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(pl) Serbia

by 1914: determined to create independent Slavic state in Balkans.

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(pl) Bosnia

part of Austria-Hungary. Black Hand terrorist group want it to be free from A-H and part of Serbian kingdom