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WWI & WWII Study

WWI & WWII Study Guide

Nationalism the unique cultural identity of a people based on common language, religion, and national symbols
Realpolitik the "Politics of reality"
Fascism A political philosophy that glorifies the state above the individual by emphasizing the need for a strong central government led by a dictatorial ruler
Blitzkrieg Lightning war
Armistice A truce or agreement to end fighting
Kaiser German for "Caesar" the Title of emperors of the second German Empire
Depression A period of low economic activity and rising unemployment
Sanctions a restriction intended to enforce international law
propaganda ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause
reparations payment made to the victors by the vanquished to cover the costs of a war
mandates a nation governed by another nation on behalf of the league of nations
appeasement satisfying demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability
conscription military draft
genocide the deliberate mass murder of a particular racial, political or culteral group
militarism reliance on military strength
dictatorship a form of government in which a person or small group has absolute power
totalitarian state a government that aims to control the political,economic,social,intellectual,and cultural lives of its citizens
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