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WWI & WWII Vocab

TermDefinition
Nationalism An extreme form of patriotism and loyalty to one's country.
Realpolitik politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of given circumstances and factors, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral and ethical premises.
fascism He uses a strong army and a police force to keep law and order. He is often a strong, authoritarian leader who is, at the beginning, admired by many people. Fascism first appeared after World War I when Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy.
blitzkrieg a military tactic designed to create disorganization among enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower.
armistice a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
kaiser (emperor)
depression Americans endured the greatest economic crisis in the nation's history--at its worst, more than a quarter of the work force was unemployed.
sanctions Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
propaganda information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. 2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
reparations Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation.
mandates
Created by: recie572