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WWI & WWII Definitio

TermDefinition
nationalism an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
realpolitik a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations.
fascism an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
blitzkrieg an intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.
armistice an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce
kaiser the German emperor, the emperor of Austria, or the head of the Holy Roman Empire.
depression a long and severe recession in an economy or market.
anctionss official permission or approval for an action
prpaganda a committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions, founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.
reparations Reparations for slavery is the idea that some form of compensatory payment should be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
mandates the authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election.
appeasement the action or process of appeasing.
conscription compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
genocide the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
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.
dictatorship a country governed by a dictator
totalitarian state The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist, totalitarian state. Totalitarian regimes, in contrast to a dictatorship, establish complete political, social, and cultural control over their subjects, and are usually headed by a charismatic leader.
holocaust destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.
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