Militarism
Alliances
Nationalism
Imperialism
Assassination

100

building up and maintaining a strong, well equipped military in order to defend, gain power, or achieve goals
militarism

100

an agreement between nations to work together for a common goal or to defend each other in the event of war
alliance

100

feeling loyal and proud of your nation and believing your nation is better and more important than other nations
nationalism

100

when a nation takes over another nation to rule them and take their natural resources
imperialism

100

to kill a famous or important person usually for political reasons
assassination

200

the ruler of Germany and the head of the German military before and during World War I
Kaiser Wilhem II

200

the German ruler who invented the alliance system
Otto von Bismarck

200

taking advantage of a situation, a person, or a thing to gain something for yourself
capitalize

200

the nation that does the "taking over"
the mother country

200

the heir to Austria-Hungary's throne whose assassination sparked World War I
the Archduke Franz Ferdinand

300

a situation in which countries that are enemies each try to build or collect weapons faster than the other can
arms race

300

when several nations form alliances with several other nations
alliance system

300

an idea or statement that is either false or exaggerated and is spread in order to help a political cause, a political leader, or a government
propaganda

300

an area under the control of a mother country, whose purpose is to provide resources to help the mother country
colony

300

the Serbian terrorist group that planned and carried out the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
the Black Hand

400

the nation that used its navy to take over 1/5 of the world
Great Britain

400

the name of Great Britain, France, and Russia's alliance or side in World War I
the Allied Powers

400

when newspapers exaggerated or embellished the truth about a story to make it seem a bigger deal than what it actually was
yellow journalism

400

All of the lands that the mother country rules including the mother country
empire

400

the member of the Serbian terrorist group, the Black Hand, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip

500

the nation in which militarism was the strongest
Germany

500

the name of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire's alliance or side in World War I
the Central Powers

500

the two groups that tried to capitalize on nationalism
Newspaper companies and government leaders

500

the way in which a nation uses its resources and how it makes and spends its money
economy

500

bringing together military forces to prepare for war
mobilize or mobilization