hannah – ss world war one – terms

hannah – ss world war one – terms

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militarism aggressively building up a nations armed forces in preparation for war
imperialism policy by a stronger nation to attempt to create an empire by donating weaker nations economically, politically, culturally, or militarily
nationalism devotion to ones nation
arms race the struggle to gain weapons superiority
mobilization the readying of troops for war
propaganda information intended to sway public opinion
u-boat a german submarine
selective service act 1940 law requiring all males aged 21-36 to register for military service
zimmerman note a telegram sent by germanys foreign secretary in 1917 to mexican officials proposing an alliance with mexico and promising the u.s. territory if mexico declared war on the u.s.
liberty bonds special war bond sold by the government to support the allied cause during world war one
price controls system of pricing determined by the government
rationing distribution of goods to consumers in a fixed amount
sedition speech or action that encourages rebellion
reparations payment from an enemy for economic injury suffered during a war
armistice a cease-fire or truce
genocide organized killing of an entire people
pandemic when an epidemic spreads around the world

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