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world war 2

1919-1945

TermDefinition
fascism an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
axis powers Germany, Italy, and Japan, which were allied before and during World War II. ( Compare Allies.)
allied powers The victorious allied nations of World War I and World War II. In World War I, the Allies included Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States. In World War II, the Allies included Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
lend-lease was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
Atomic Bomb a bomb that derives its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy by fission of heavy atomic nuclei, causing damage through heat, blast, and radioactivity.
The Holocaust the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during the period 1941–45.
anti- semitism hostility to or prejudice against Jews.
Aryan supremacy a member or descendant of the prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European.
concentration camps refers to a camp in which people are detained or confined, usually under harsh conditions and without regard to legal norms of arrest and imprisonment that are acceptable in a constitutional democracy.
internment. camps means putting a person in prison or other kind of detention, generally in wartime.
rationing allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity).
Created by: Gel