Germany and Austria-Hungary because of their location in the heart of Europe
Great Britain, France, and Russia; known as Allied Powers
The deadlocked region in northern France
The plan called for attacking and defeating France in the west and then rushing east to fight Russia
Soldiers fought each other from trenches
A stretch of battlefield along the German and Russian border
A series of peace proposals outlining a plan for achieving a just and lasting peace
The guiding idea behind these points. This meant allowing people to decide for themselves under what government they wished to live
Between Germant and the Allied Powers as a punishment for Germany
To be an international association whose goal would be to keep peace among nations
Pro-war, believed in militarism, 2 years earlier had become ruler of Germany
The use of submarines to sink without warning any ship found in an enemy's waters
A conflict in which the participation countries devote all their resources too the war effort
The limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy
Information or material spread to advance a cause or to change an opponent's cause
An agreement to stop fighting
Building up armed forces, getting ready for war
Agreements or promises to defend and help another country
Trying to build up an Empire
Having pride in your country, willing to defend it
France, Russia, Great Britain
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
The U.S. representative to meet for major decisions
The France representative to meet for major decisions

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