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20 Cards in this Set

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Open Door Policy

each foreign nation would trade freely in others nation's spheres of influence in China

Boxer Rebellion

1889 rebellion in Beijing, China started by a secret society of Chinese who opposed the "foreign devils". The rebellion was ended by British troops

Sphere of Influence

sections of a country where foreign nations enjoy special rights. China was split into these during the age of imperialism


country that is technically independent but actually is under the control of another country


the management of communication and relationships between nations by members and employees of each nation's government


a competition between countries to see who could create the most powerful weapons

System of Alliances

when many alliances are made at the same time


an agreement between countries to help each other in time of need


a group of nations, territories, or people ruled by a single authority, especially an emperor or empress


an event that creates an immediate reaction


a political theory advocating an authoritarian government


an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group

World War I

a war between the allies and the central powers from 1914 to 1918


government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator

League of Nations

an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never joined and it remained powerless; it was dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was formed


something done or paid in expiation of a word


an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease


an illness that swept over much of the globe

Treaty of Versailles

the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans

Sabotage and Sediction acts

passed in 1918 made it a crime to say, print, or write almost anything negative about the government