The President during WWI, made a proposal to achieve peace after WWI
Assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, sparking the start of WWI
There were two _____ during WWI, the Triple Alliance, and the Triple Entente
Serbian who was angered by Austria-Hungary, and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, sparking the start of WWI
The ______ was unsuccessful because Great Britain got involved, Belgium resisted, Russia mobilized quickly, and France was stronger than expected
The Rhine River was ______ after WWI to stop Germany from attacking France
The ______ were led by Vladimir Lenin
WWI became a ___________ because of the highly defensive battle strategy provided by trenches
WWI was officially over with the signing of the _________________
A group of nations proposed by President Wilson to keep peace after WWI
The ___________ was a secret message sent from Germany to Mexico promising them land if they helped attack the U.S. in the case of war
In 1917, Russia experienced a _______ Revolution
Lebanon and Syria were French _________
Germany had to pay ________ after WWI
Newspapers were great ways of spreading ________
_________ cause WWI to become a War of Attrition
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are located in the _______
The ___________ was located between Germany and France, and became the only one left after Russia left the war
The ___________ was located between Germany and Russia, and became unused after Russia left the war
Impacted Germany and Great Britain the most
Debt, also known as ________ was a by-product of things like the Great Depression
The _________ was proposed by President FDR and planned to get the U.S. out of the Depression
The leader of communist Italy during WWII
Hitler made Germany a _____________
German ________ took control of Germany around the time of WWII
Policy used by Soviet Union, the government owned all land, and was worked by the people
Communist leader who proposed the Five-Year Plan
Auschwitz is an example of this
President during WWII, aimed to get the U.S. out of the Great Depression
_________ made it easier for Germany to pay its war reparations
Located between Germany and France, and was demilitarized after WWI
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
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