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World War I: Key People

World War I: Key People

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Franz Ferdinand
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Archduke of Austria whose assassination is considered the start of WWI
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Gavrilo Princip
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Serbian militant who assassinated the Archduke of Austria
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Franz Joseph I
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Emperor of Austria-Hungary until his death in 1916
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Nicholas II
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Russian tsar who committed to defending Serbia when Austria attacked Serbia
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Wilhelm II
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German kaiser who was sympathetic towards Austria and pulled France and Britain into war
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Constantine I
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King of Greece who was pro-Germany but whose government was pro-Allies
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Woodrow Wilson
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American president who tried to keep the U.S. neutral; issued Fourteen Points to prevent another war
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Arthur Zimmermann
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German foreign minister who wrote a telegram coercing Mexico to become an ally and attack the U.S.
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Alfred von Tirpitz
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Admiral of the German Navy who was responsible for the country's aggressive submarine warfare
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John J. Pershing
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American general in command of U.S. forces in Europe during the war
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