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history vocab

chapter 3

TermDefinition
appeasement to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles
blitzkrieg war tactic using tank divisions supported by air; "lighting war"
cold war intense economic, political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of military conflict
collaborator to cooperate as a traitor, especially with an enemy occupying one's own country
demilitarized to forbid military use of (a border zone)
genocide the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group
kamikaze a member of a special corps in the Japanese air force charged with the suicidal mission of crashing an aircraft into an enemy target
mobilization to organize or adapt for service to the government in time of war
partisan a member of an armed resistance group within occupied territory
sanction action by one or more states toward another state calculated to force it to comply with legal obligations
Created by: aymandia