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dictator a ruler with unrestricted power, without any democratic restrictions
totalitarian state 极权主义国家a dictatorship in which the government used intimidation, violence, and propaganda to rule all aspects of the social and political life of its citizens
five- years plan Stalin''s plans for economic development in the soviet union over five years
fascist a form of authoritarian government that is totalitarian and nationalistic法西斯主义者;
Weimar republic the democratic government in Germany after theWW1
Nazis members of the National Socialist German Workers' party; the Nazis were extreme nationalists who took power in 1933 and controlled very aspet of German life through a polie state
Kristallnacht a coordinated attack against Jewish people and their property carried out by Nazis in Germany on November 9 ,1938
persecution to oppress or ill-treat because of race, religion , gender and sexual orientation 迫害或受迫害
Holocaust the Nazi imprisonment and murder of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million other peoples during the WW2大屠杀;
Policy of appeasement giving in to an aggressor's demand in the hopes that no more demands will be made髓部内模;
non-aggression pact an agreement between two countries not to attack each other不侵犯条约
Isolationism the policy of remaining apart from the affairs of other countries孤立主义
refugee a person displaced from his of her home and territory by war and other act of aggression避难者,难民
anti-Semitism discrimination or hostility toward Jewish peopleanti-Semitism
deportation the act of sending someone back to his or her native land deportation
Wartime information board board established in 1942 to coordinate wartime propaganda in canada
total war the mobilization of the entire resources of a nation for war总体战
crown corporations business and industries owned by the Canadian government 重掺入
Allies countries fight against Germany ( Britain, France, Canada, Australia, New zealand and after 1941, the US and the USSR
Axis alliance between Germany, italy and Japan
Blitzkrieg German war tactic of surprise attacks by tanks and fighter planes
Dunkirk port toen in France from which a massive Allied evacuation took place in May 1940, when German forces conquered France
the Blitz the heavy, frequent bombing attacks on london and the other British cities by Nazi germany
battle of Britain an air campaign launched in 1940 by the Royal Air force to stop the germans from achieving air superiority
pearl harbor the Japanese bombing of the us navak base in hawaii
battle of Hk japan's attack on the british colony of hk in which there were heavy Canadian loosed
Black christmas Dec 25, 1941 the date hk fell to the Japanese
battle of the Atlantic the struggle between the allies and the axis powers to control the allies shipping route across the atlantic ocean
Italian Campaign 1943 Allied battles to recapture Europe from the south, through Sicily and Italy
D-Day June 6, 1944; the day Allied armies, including Canada invaded France; the biggest Allied invasion of the Second World War
paratroopers soliders trained to parachute from airplanes onto combat areas
Juno Beach the nine-kilometre stretch beach in France where Canadian troops landed on D-Day
Manhattan Project the code name during the Second World War for the American plan to develop the first atomic bomb
atomic bomb a bomb containing radioactive material, capable of destroying an entire city or region
dieppe raid the 1942 trial raid by canadian troops against germany's occupation of dieppe; canada suffered heavy losses
bomber command the section of the RAF that directed the strategic bombing of germany
operation Barbarossa germany's unsuccessful invasion of the soviet union in 1941-1942, which broke the non-aggression pact and ultimately led to the soviet union joining he allies
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