chap 22 vocab

Term Definition
central powers the World War I coalition, headed by Germany and Austria-Hungary and later including the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, that opposed the Allied powers
allied powers the World War I coalition, headed by France, Britain, and Russia and later including Portugal, Japan, and Italy, that opposed the Central powers.
nationalism a strong feeling of pride in and loyalty to one's nation
militarism the glorification of military power and values
belligerent taking part in war
stalemate a situation in a contest or conflict in which neither side can make a useful move
U-boat a German submarine that was the first submarine employed in warfare, initially used during World War I
lusitania an unarmed British ocean liner whose sinking by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915, influenced the U.S. decision to enter World War I
unrestricted submarine warfare during World War I, a German military policy of staging submarine attacks on Allied and neutral nations' unarmed ocean liners without advance warning
sussex pledge . a promise made by germany to the us 1916 during WWI before latter entered early in 1915 germany made a policy of unrestricted submarine warefare letting armed merchant but not passenger ships to be torpedeod
preparedness a movement led by former president Theodore Roosevelt that called on the government to increase U.S. military strength and convince Americans of the need for U.S. involvement in the war
movement a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas.
propaganda information or rumors spread by a group or government to promote its cause or ideas or to damage an opposing cause or idea
zimmermann note a coded telegram that German foreign minister Arthur Zimmermann sent to the German minister in Mexico proposing that if the United States entered the war, Mexico and Germany should become allies. help us and germany to go to war 5 weeks later

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