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Ch. 12 Vocab.


nationalism strong pride in one's nation or ethnic group
colonialism a system by which a country maintains colonies outside its borders
dual monarchy a form or government in which one ruler governs two nations
alliance an agreement among people or nations to unite for a common cause and to help any alliance member that is attacked
fascism a political philosophy that promotes a strong, central government controlled by the military and led by a powerful dictator
Holocaust the organized killing of European Jews and others by the Nazis during WWII
NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a defense alliance formed in 1949, with the countries of Western Europe, Canada, and the United States agreeing to defend one another if attacked
Iron Curtain a political barrier that isolated the people of Eastern Europe after WWII, restricting their abilitiy to travel outside the region
puppet government a government that is controlled by an outside force
one-party system a system in which there is only one political party and only one candidate to choose from for each government position
collective farm a government-owned farm that employs large numbers, often in Communist countries
Cold War after WWII, a period of political noncooperation between the members of NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations, during which these countries refused to trade or cooperate with each other
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