WWI & WWII

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Militarism the belief or desire of a government.
Alliances System was one of the main causes of World War One.
Nationalism The strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance.
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Gavrilo Princip Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.
Trench Warfare a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other
Western Front Image result for western fronten.wikipedia.org The Western Front was the name applied to the fighting zone in France and Flanders, where the British, French, Belgian and (towards the end of the war) the American armies faced that of Germany.
No Man's Land No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties who leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. The term was originally used to define a contested territory or a dumping ground for refuse between fiefdoms
Battle of the Marne The Battle of the Marne was a First World War battle fought from 5–12 September 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army
War of Attrition Attrition warfare is a military strategy in which a belligerent attempts to win a war by wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses in personnel and materiel.
Total War a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded
Schlieffen plan Image result for schlieffen planen.wikipedia.org The Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France once Russia, in response to international tension, had started to mobilise her forces near the German border.
Sinking of the Lusitania The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Zimmerman Telegram internal diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January, 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event of the United States entering World War I against Germany.
Russian Revolution of 1917 an uprise in Russia in 1917
Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Treaty of Brest Litovsk The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers
Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I.
Woodrow Wilson and the fourteen points Image result for woodrow wilson and the fourteen points In this January 8, 1918, address to Congress, President Woodrow Wilson proposed a 14-point program for world peace. These points were later taken as the basis for peace negotiations at the end of the war
Reparations for slavery is the idea that some form of compensatory payment should be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved by the Atlantic Slave Trade.
League of Nations was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
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