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A government that exerts total control over a nation and citizen's lives
totalitarian
Political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of the nation or an ethnic group, and the supreme authority of the leader over that of the individual
fascism
In political terms, the process of removing enemies and undesirable individuals from power
purge
An extreme form of fascism shaped by Adolf Hitler's fanatical ideas about German nationalism and racial superiority
Nazism
In WWII, Germany, Italy and Japan
Axis Powers
Policy of Giving in to a competitor's demands in order to preserve the peace
appeasement
How did Hitler come to power in Germany?
Germany's economy was weak after WWI; Hilter promised to improve the economy and make Germany strong and respected again. The Nazis were getting stronger which forced the president to make Hitler chancellor in 1933.
How did Mussolini come to power in Italy?
He was a good public speaker. He appealed to people who wanted to expand Italy's territory. He founded the Italian Fascist party. He used terror and threats.
List three ways that individual in the Soviet Union suffered under Stalin.
Farmers were forced off their land, food shortages, and the Great Purge killed innocent people.