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History Revealed WWW

History Revealed World Empires, World Missions, & World Wars

TermDefinition
trenches a long, narrow ditch
assassinate murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons.
ultimatum a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations
stalemate any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock
provisional government an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a very large government
impenetrable impossible to pass through or enter
propaganda information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view
attrition the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure
mobilize (of a country or its government) prepare and organize (troops) for active service
relief (charity) assistance, especially in the form of food, clothing, or money, given to those in special need or difficulty
neutral not helping or supporting either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartial.
genocide the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation
aviation the flying or operating of aircraft
irredentism a political principle or policy directed toward the incorporation of irredentas within the boundaries of their historically or ethnically related political unit
resupply provide with a fresh supply
armistice an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce
convoy a group of ships or vehicles traveling together, typically accompanied by armed troops, warships, or other vehicles for protection
front (in war) the foremost line or part of an armed force; the furthest position that an army has reached and where the enemy is or may be engaged
belligerent hostile and aggressive
autocracy a system of government by one person with absolute power
Bolshevism the doctrine or program of the Bolsheviks advocating violent overthrow of capitalism
militarism the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
socialism a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole
nationalism patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts
pacifism the belief that any violence, including war, is unjustifiable under any circumstances, and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
capitalism an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Created by: SweetPeaMcD