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Imperialism & World War I


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Imperialism
The take over of a country or territory by a stronger nation with the intent of dominating the political, economic, and social life of the people
Berlin Conference of 1884
European leaders met in Berlin, Germany to divide Africa amongst one another. Every country who wanted a part of Africa attended, and the continent was divided so no one would get into a conflict over the land.
European Imperialism after 1800
industrial nations controlling other regions to get economic resources.
Reasons for imperialism
Economic (cheap new resources and cheap labor) Political (compete with other countries) Socio-cultural (white mans burden/religion)
Central Powers
Name for Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey in World War I
Allied Powers
The US, UK, France and Soviet Union(at the end) who fought together during World War II.
pacificism
against war or violence as a means of settling disputes.
Militarism
Glorification of the military.
alliance system
A formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defense
Sun Yat-sen'd Three Principles of the People
a political philosophy to make China a free, prosperous, and powerful nation. The three principles are often translated into and summarized as nationalism, democracy, and the livelihood of the people.
The "spark that ignited the "powder keg of Europe" and started World War I.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungry by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip.
trench warfare
Battles of World War I
machine gun
Invention that provided a weapon that could fire 500 rounds per minute. This technology made it nearly impossible for armies to advance very far or fast during WWI.
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty ending World War I
Propaganda
The spreading of ideas to support the war effort or damage the opposing cause.
Conscription
The Draft, a list of the young men that are ready to be enlisted in the army.
mobilization
the process of assembling troops and supplies for war
anticipate
expecting and waiting for something to happen
The Allies
France, Italy, Great Britain, & Russia
Archduke Ferdinand
archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I; his assassination at Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I 1863-1914
submit
to give up, or allow to be controlled by another
Woodrow Wilson
28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership, created Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Clayton Antitrust Act, progressive income tax, lower tariffs, women's suffrage (reluctantly), Treaty of Versailles, sought 14 po…
reparation
payments by the loser in war to the winning side to pay for war costs
alliance
When two people or countries decide that they will be friends and will defend each other.
eager
very excited to do something
consistent
always happening in the same way
manipulate
to influence or control someone to your own advantage, often without them knowing it
World War I
the Allied Powers (US, Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia) vs. Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary), 1914-1918
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