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1

U.S. President during WWI

Woodrow Wilson

2

Russian Czar (leader)

Nicholas II

3

Communist leader of the Bolsheviks

Vladimir Lenin

4

German Kaiser (leader)

Wilhelm II

5

Archduke of Austria-Hungary who was assassinated

Franz Ferdinand

6

Assassin who killed the Archduke and his wife

Gavrilo Princip

7

American general commanding during World War I

John J. Pershing

8

The spread of biased, often false, information to win support for a cause.

Propaganda

9

The right of a group to decide its own form of government.

Self-determination

10

Pride in or devotion to one's country.

Nationalism

11

Situation in which there is a deadlock as neither side is strong enough to defeat the other.

Stalemate

12

Policy of building up and glorifying the armed forces

Militarism

13

To prepare for the actual fighting of a war.

Mobilization

14

Agreement to stop fighting.

Armistice

15

The agreement between two or more nations to aid and support one another.

Alliance

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The name for the group of Europeans that were casualties of World War I.

Lost Generation

17

Expanding ones empire by taking over areas of land.

Imperialism

18

List the Triple Entente (later the basis for the Allied Powers)

Russia, Britain, and France

19

List the MAIN causes of WWI

Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism

20

An early battle that stopped the German advance and saved Paris.

Marne

21

The U.S.'s position at the start of WWI.

Neutral

22

Germany's plan to first attack Paris, France by going through Belgium and then focus their attention on attacking Russia.

The Schlieffen Plan

23

The area between the trenches on the Western Front.

No man's land

24

Warfare based on protected lines of ditches

Trench Warfare

25

Which country is known for the U-Boats (i.e. unterseeboot)?

Germany

26

List WWI weapons

Poison gas, machine gun, airplane, flame thrower, tank, etc.

27

The country that exited the war early due to a communist revolution.

Russia

28

Who were the Bolsheviks?

The Communist group led by Lenin. They took over the Russian government in Oct./Nov. 1917.

29

The German message that urged Mexico to attack the U.S. and announced that U-Boat attacks would resume.

The Zimmermann Telegram

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Why did Germany want Mexico to attack the U.S.?

American attention would be drawn away from Europe.