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World War I Flashcards

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The Paris Peace Conference
A diplomatic conference between more than 30 nations with the intention of ending World War I. The Paris Peace Conference ultimately culminated with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
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The Treaty of Versailles
The treaty that formally put an end to World War I in June of 1919. It was the major product of the Paris Peace Conference.
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The League of Nations
An international peace council which concerned itself with maintaining global peace following World War I. It was promoted by Woodrow Wilson, and was a precursor to the United Nations.
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Fourteen Points Agenda
An agenda set out in 1918 by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It outlined his ideas for a reconfigured and newly principled postwar Europe, and influenced Germany's armistice.
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Trench Warfare
A type of warfare which distinguished World War I from previous wars, such as the US Civil War. It involved digging elaborate trenches into the ground to provide cover from enemy attack.
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Mechanized Warfare
Warfare which uses advanced machinery, as witnessed in World War I through aircraft, tanks, artillery, machine guns, and submarines.
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The Powder Keg
Refers to the series of events that led up to World War I, including shifting geopolitical dynamics in Europe, and the formation of new alliances such as the Triple Alliance and Triple Entente.
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Prince of Austria-Hungary who was shot by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Ferdinand's assassination is attributed as the event which set off World War I.
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MAIN (World War I)
An acronym that outlines the principle causes of World War I, including militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism.
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In this set of flashcards, you will get an in-depth analysis of World War I, otherwise known as the Great War. You will explore causes of the War, including so-called Powder Keg elements like the formations of the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. Moreover, you will learn about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event regarded as the beginning of the Great War itself. Shifting to the events of World War I, you will learn about the emergence of mechanized and trench warfare, the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, the Zimmermann telegram, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, the Paris Peace Conference, and the Treaty of Versailles. Finally, you will learn about the aftermath of the War, including the severe repercussions for Germany, the creation of the League of Nations, the German Revolution of 1918-19, and the rise of postwar feminism.

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MAIN (World War I)
An acronym that outlines the principle causes of World War I, including militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Prince of Austria-Hungary who was shot by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Ferdinand's assassination is attributed as the event which set off World War I.
The Powder Keg
Refers to the series of events that led up to World War I, including shifting geopolitical dynamics in Europe, and the formation of new alliances such as the Triple Alliance and Triple Entente.
Mechanized Warfare
Warfare which uses advanced machinery, as witnessed in World War I through aircraft, tanks, artillery, machine guns, and submarines.
Trench Warfare
A type of warfare which distinguished World War I from previous wars, such as the US Civil War. It involved digging elaborate trenches into the ground to provide cover from enemy attack.
Fourteen Points Agenda
An agenda set out in 1918 by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It outlined his ideas for a reconfigured and newly principled postwar Europe, and influenced Germany's armistice.
The League of Nations
An international peace council which concerned itself with maintaining global peace following World War I. It was promoted by Woodrow Wilson, and was a precursor to the United Nations.
The Treaty of Versailles
The treaty that formally put an end to World War I in June of 1919. It was the major product of the Paris Peace Conference.
The Paris Peace Conference
A diplomatic conference between more than 30 nations with the intention of ending World War I. The Paris Peace Conference ultimately culminated with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
The Russian Revolution
A series of revolutions which took place in Russia in 1917, culminating with the overthrowing of Tsar Nicholas II and the creation of a communist state.
The Zimmermann Telegram
A German telegram sent to Mexico in 1917, welcoming them to join the Central Powers. The telegram's interception swayed American opinion towards World War I intervention.
RMS Lusitania
A British liner which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. Over 100 Americans lost their lives on the Lusitania, swaying public sentiment in the U.S. more in favor of World War I intervention.
The October Revolution
Otherwise known as the Bolshevik Revolution. In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia, creating the foundations of the Soviet Union. The Bolsheviks also removed Russia from World War I.
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
In 1918, this treaty between the Central Powers and Bolsheviks officially ended Russian involvement in World War I.
Article 231 (Treaty of Versailles)
A condition outlined in the Treaty of Versailles requiring Germany to make territorial concessions, pay large reparations, and significantly reduce its military in the aftermath of World War I.
The German Revolution of 1918-1919
A socialist revolution which emerged in Germany following World War I, resulting in the birth of the state known as the Weimar Republic.
Postwar Austria-Hungary
After World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was divided into several independent states, including Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Austria.
The Triple Alliance
In 1882, the Triple Alliance was formed between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. This was an important precursor to World War I.
The Triple Entente
In 1907, the Triple Entente was formed between Britain, Russia, and France, largely in response to the Triple Alliance formed years prior. This was another important precursor to World War I.

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