WWs: WWII Intro Vocabulary

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Imperial Army

Name of Japanese Army

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Communism

<p>A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.</p>

A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

<p>A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.</p>
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Fuhrer

<p>Adolf Hitler&apos;s title as chancellor and head of state in Germany.</p>

Adolf Hitler's title as chancellor and head of state in Germany.

<p>Adolf Hitler&apos;s title as chancellor and head of state in Germany.</p>
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Western Allies

United States, Britain, France

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Mein Kampf

<p>&apos;My Struggle&apos; by hitler, later became the basic book of nazi goals and ideology, reflected obsession</p>

'My Struggle' by hitler, later became the basic book of nazi goals and ideology, reflected obsession

<p>&apos;My Struggle&apos; by hitler, later became the basic book of nazi goals and ideology, reflected obsession</p>
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Homefront

The efforts by many that were home in the U.S. to support the war effort. The home-front was called to support the war effort by supporting rationing, buying war bonds, and planting Victory gardens.

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Wehrmacht

<p>The term used for regular German army.</p>

The term used for regular German army.

<p>The term used for regular German army.</p>
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Red Army

the name of the Soviet Union's military

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Luftwaffe

<p>the German air force before and during World War II</p>

the German air force before and during World War II

<p>the German air force before and during World War II</p>
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Dictatorship

A government controlled by one person or a small group of people

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Democracy

A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

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Holocaust

<p>A methodical plan orchestrated by Hitler to ensure German supremacy. It called for the elimination of Jews, non-conformists, homosexuals, non-Aryans, and mentally and physically disabled.</p>

A methodical plan orchestrated by Hitler to ensure German supremacy. It called for the elimination of Jews, non-conformists, homosexuals, non-Aryans, and mentally and physically disabled.

<p>A methodical plan orchestrated by Hitler to ensure German supremacy. It called for the elimination of Jews, non-conformists, homosexuals, non-Aryans, and mentally and physically disabled.</p>
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Capitalism

An economic system based on private ownership of capital

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Totalitarianism

A political system in which the government has total control over the lives of individual citizens.

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Fascism

<p>A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition</p>

A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition

<p>A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition</p>
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Munich Pact

Signed in 1938 between Great Britain, Germany, and France that gave part of Czechoslovakia to Germany; Chamberlain said it guaranteed "peace in our time"

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Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

Agreement between Germany and Soviet Union that they would not invade each other and would split Poland prior to WWII; Germany broke pact during WWII and was defeated

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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... Leads to WWII

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Anti-Semitism

hostility to or prejudice against Jews.

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Appeasement

A policy of making concessions to an aggressor in the hopes of avoiding war. Associated with Neville Chamberlain's policy of making concessions to Adolf Hitler.

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