6th Grade History WW I

Term Definition
Nationalism Loyalty to one's country or group.
Miltarism When a country builds up their military power.
Alliance System Defense agreements among nations.
Balance of Power A system that prevents one country from dominating the others.
Propaganda Information used to influence opinion. Spread a point of view.
U-Boat German submarine used in World War I & II.
Stalemate Situation in conflict in which neither side can make progress against the other.
Autocracy One person with unlimited power rules.
Revolution A war to overthrow the government.
Neutrality Not taking sides.
Selective Service Act Set up the military draft. Men age 21 to 30 were ordered to join the armed forces.
Lusitania British passenger liner that was attacked by a German U-Boat.
Convoy A team that escorts someone or something.
Mobilization Gathering resources and preparing for war.
Ration Giving items out on a limited basis.
Reparations Payments for damages after a war. In this case Germany had to pay reparations for damage they caused during war.
Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson's peace plan.
League of Nations Members would help preserve peace and prevent future wars.
Socialist Believed industries should be owned by the government.
Pacifist People who are opposed to the use of violence.
National Self-Determination The right of the people to decide how they should be governed.
Treaty of Versailles Peace treaty signed to end World War I.

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