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6th -Unit 1.6 Europe

Unit 1.6 SS6H3 History

TermDefinition
Allied Powers the victorious alliance of nations in World War I and World War II (Britain, France, United States)
Central Powers the defeated alliance of nations in World War I (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire)
armistice a formal agreement between nations during times of war to stop firing weapons against each other
communism a political and economic system in which all property is owned by the public or state and workers are paid according to their abilities and needs
depression a time when businesses lose money and people lose their jobs
fascism a political movement supporting strong government dictatorship
Vladimir Lenin leader of the communist revolution in Russia during World War I
Nazism a political movement in Germany, from the end of World War I through the end of World War II, which supported total government control, loyalty to one's country, and the idea that the German race was better than all others
Soviet Union a group of communist countries in Eastern Europe, led by Russia, from the time of the Russian Revolution until its collapse in 1991 at the end of the Cold War
World War I worldwide conflict from 1914 to 1918; also known as the "Great War" and the "War to End all Wars"
Treaty of Versailles the document that ended World War I; it forced Germany to accept the blame for the war
World War II worldwide conflict that started in 1939 when Germany attacked Poland and continued until 1945 when Germany and Japan surrendered
Axis Powers the defeated alliance of nations in World War II (Germany, Italy, Japan)
concentration camps a Nazi-controlled camp where Jews and other minorities were held as prisoners, used as slaves, and killed
ghetto an area of cities where Jews were separated from the rest of the German population in poor living conditions
Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazi party during World War II
Holocaust the murder of six million Jews between 1933 and 1945
propaganda misleading information designed to encourage people to think or feel a certain way, usually to benefit a government
Cold War a period of distrust and misunderstanding between the Soviet Union and its former allies in the West, particularly the United States
Iron Curtain an imaginary line dividing the countries controlled by the Soviet Union from the countries of Western Europe
German Reunification the act of East Germany and West Germany coming back together as a single nation in 1990
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