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Chapter 26 Vocab

TermDefinition
appeasement the policy of giving into the demands of a nation in order to avoid war
atomic bomb a weapon that receives its explosives from the splitting of atoms
fascism a political system in which the state or government is seen as more important than the individual
genocide the complete destruction of a racial or ethnic minority
Holocaust a program of mass murder in which the Nazis tried to kill all Jews
internment the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in special camps during World War II
island hopping the strategy used by U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II that involved taking only strategically important islands
kamikaze Japanese pilots who flew suicide missions during World War II
totalitarianism a form of government in which every aspect of citizen's lives are controlled by the government
zoot-suit riots a series of riots during which Mexican Americans were attacked by whites
Created by: tlblack