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Ch 14 Vocabulary

Chapter 14 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Totalitarianism or totalitarian state is a term used by some political scientists to describe a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.
Anti-Semitic Though the general definition of antisemitism is hostility or prejudice against Jews, and, according to Olaf Blaschke, has become an "umbrella term for negative stereotypes about Jews", a number of authorities have developed more formal definitions.
Spanish Civil War . A war fought in the late 1930s in Spain. On one side were the Loyalists, Spaniards loyal to a recently elected government in the form of a republic; on the other side were fascists (see fascism), led by General Francisco Franco.
Appeasement the action or process of appeasing.
Aeschylus Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic dram
Munich Pact The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia's areas along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers,
Blitzkrieg an intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory
Axis Powers The Axis powers were led by Nazi Germany. Axis powers definition. Germany, Italy, and Japan, which were allied before and during World War II.
Allies After first having cooperated with Germany in partitioning Poland whilst remaining neutral in the Allied-Axis conflict, the Soviet Union joined the Allies in June-1941
Neutrality Act of 1939 He prevailed over the isolationists, and on November 4 the Neutrality Act of 1939 was passed, allowing for arms trade with belligerent nation
Tripartite Pact The Tripartite Pact, also the Three-Power Pact, Axis Pact, Three-way Pact or Tripartite Treaty was a pact signed in Berlin, Germany on September 27, 1940, which established the Axis Powers of World War
Lend-Lease Act lend lease act. lend-lease. the materiel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend-Lease Act) passed in 1941
Atlantic Character The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement issued in August 14,1941 that, early in World War II, defined the Allied goals for the post-war world.
Pearl Harbor a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
WAC Wac. Wac. a member of the Women's Army Corps, formerly an auxiliary of the U.S. Army. 1943, Amer.Eng., acronym from Women's Army Corps, formed 1943.
Bataan Death March which began on April 9, 1942, was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.
Battle of Coral Sea The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia.
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