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25 Cards in this Set

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Formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another’s defense.
A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
Trench Warfare
A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent’s cause.
Total War
A conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
An agreement to stop fighting.
Treaty of Versailles
The peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allied powers after World War I.
Mandates (mandate system)
a nation governed by another nation on behalf of the League of Nations
payment made to the victors by the vanquished(defeated) to cover the costs of a war.
League of Nations
An international association formed after World War I with the goal of keeping peace among nations.
A group of revolutionary Russian Marxists who took control of Russia’s government in November 1917.
Provisional government
A temporary government.
Government control over every aspect of public and private life.
Axis Powers
In World War II, the nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan, which had formed an alliance in 1936.
A policy movement that promotes an extreme form of nationalism, a denial of individual rights, and a dictatorial one-party rule.
The fascist policies of the National Socialist German Workers’ party, based on totalitarianism, a belief in racial superiority, and state control of industry.
A policy of avoiding political or military involvement with other countries
“lighting war” – a form of warfare in which surprise attacks with fast-moving airplanes are followed by massive attacks with infantry forces.
The systematic killing of an entire people.
Civil disobedience
A deliberate and public refusal to obey a law considered unjust.
A mass slaughter of Jews and other civilians, carried out by the Nazi government of Germany before and during World War II.
During World War II, Japanese suicide pilots trained to sink Allied ships by crashing bomb-filled planes into them.
Mein Kampf “My Struggle”
a book written by Adolf Hitler during his imprisonment in 1923-1924, in which he set forth his beliefs and his goals for Germany
Five-Year Plan
Plans outlined by Joseph Stalin in 1928 for the development of the Soviet Union’s economy.
Long March
A 6,000-mile journey made in 1934-1935 by Chinese Communists fleeing from Jiang Jieshi’s Nationalist forces