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WWII Causes Terms

TermDefinition
treaty a written agreement between two states or countries
reparations financial payments by the loser of a war
inflation general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
unrest a feeling of restless agitation
fascism a political theory advocating an authoritarian government
prosperity an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
appeasement the strategic maneuver, that leads to the adopting of a non-aggressive stance towards aggressors.
hardship extreme suffering
annex to incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city
embargo a prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation.
totalitarianism political system in which the government controls every aspect of citizens' lives
Mussolini last name of leader who gained complete control of Italy in 1922.
Hitler last name of politician and a WWI veteran who declared that by ridding Germany of Jews, Germany would rise again to greatness.
Stalin last name of the dictator of the Soviet Union in 1928. He terrorized millions of Soviet citizens through imprisonment or killing.
Churchill last name of British admiral who was not convinced that appeasement would stop Hitler. He was known for his "bulldog spirit".
Roosevelt last name of the President of the U.S. at the beginning of WWII.
Truman last name of the President was faced with the challenged of winning the war in the Pacific. He gave the order for atomic bombs to be dropped in Japan.
Chancellor this is the title that Hitler held as the highest position in the German government
French Charles de Gaulle was the political figurehead of the Free French Movement during WWII.
Chamberlain last name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain that attempted the tactic of appeasement in the late 1930s.
Tito last name of the famous loyal resistance leader from Yugoslavia
Tojo last name of the Prime Minister of Japan when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place. He was later executed as a war criminal.
Created by: scraig29 on 2013-08-26



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