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nationalism

-strong feeling of pride in and loyalty to one's nation or ethnic group

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imperialsm

-empire building
-conquering and colonizing other nations

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militarism

-glorification of military powers and values

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alliance

-group of nations that agree to cooperate to achieve a common goal

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"MAIN" causes of WWI

M- countries wanted their military to be the best
A- alliances led to unnecessary entrances into war
I- countries fought for land
N- countries wanted power and independence

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spark that caused WWI

-assassination of archduke franz ferdinand
-AUS HUN declared war on SER
-RUS on AUS HUN
-GER on RUS and FRA
-GB on GER

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causes for a neutral US

-George washington's belief of avoiding military alliances
-distance
-pledge by Prez Wilson

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US aiding central vs allied powers

C- few loans and sold fewer weapons and supplies
A- many loans, sold supplies and weapons, supported GB blockade of GER ports

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U boat attacks

-GER submarines attacked US and FRA passenger and merchant ships
-sussex and HMS Lusitania

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sussex pledge

-Wilson demanded the Germans refrain from attacking passenger ships
-GER would temporarily stop these attacks
-might resume if the British continued to blockade German ports

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central vs allied power

C- GER, AUS HUN, OTT EM
A- GB, FRA, ITA, US, RUS

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zimmerman note

-secret telegram sent by GER to MEX
-GER wanted allies in exchange of MEX's land back (NM, AZ, TX)

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Selective Service act

-passed by congress in 1917
-national draft

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American Expeditionary Force (AEF)

-doughboys
-american troops under command of general John J Pershing