World War 1 Vocabulary Nationalism • The belief that your country deserves more success than others. Militarism • The building of a strong military to frighten or defeat other countries. Alliance • An agreement nations make to support and defend each other. • The two most important alliances in WW1 were the Allied Powers and the Central Powers Trench Warfare • A style of fighting were soldiers crouched down in the trenches for protection and fired their weapons from there. • Sometimes they would try to capture the enemy by crossing the land between the trenches. Rations • When the government sets limits on some of the goods civilians could have, such as meat. Propaganda • Information that is used to shape people’s thinking. Armistice • An agreement to stop fighting. Isolationism • The belief that your country should stay out of world events.