World History Vocab
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World History Vocab
world history vocab unit war
A military alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy in the years preceding World War I.
A military alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia in the years preceding World War I.
A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war.
A form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield.
Germany’s military plan at the outbreak of World War I, according to which Germany troops would rapidly defeat France and then move east to attack Russia.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
The use of submarines to sink – without warning – any ship (including neutral ships and unarmed passenger liners) found in an enemy’s waters.
Information or material spread to advance a cause or to damage an opponent’s cause.
A conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort.
An agreement to stop fighting.
A series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined aplan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I.
Treaty of Versailles
The peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allied powers 12. after World War I.
League of Nations
An international association formed after World WarI with the goal of keeping peace among nations.
In Marxist theory, the group of workers who would overthrowthe czar and come to rule Russia.
A group of revolutionary Russian Marxists who took control of Russia’s government in November1917.
A temporary government.
Government control over every aspect of public and private life.
Plansoutlined by Joseph Stalin in 1928 for the development of the SovietUnion’s economy.
A series of court proceedings held in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for aggression, violationsof the rules of war, and crimes against humanity.
An economic system in which the government makes all economic decisions.
A 6,000-mile journey made in 1934-1935 by Chinese Communists fleeing from JiangJieshi’s Nationalist forces.
A declaration of principles issued in August 1914 byBritish prime minister Winston Churchill and U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt,on which the Allied peace plan at the end of World War II was based.
The republic that was established in Germany in 1919 and ended in 1933.
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 ofnationalism, a denial of individual rights, and a dictatorial one-party rule.
The fascist policiesof the National Socialist German Workers’ party, based on totalitarianism, abelief in racial superiority, and state control of industry.
“My Struggle” – a bookwritten by Adolf Hitler during his imprisonment in 1923-1924, in which he setforth his beliefs and his goals for Germany
“living space” – the additional territory that,according to Adolf Hitler, Germanyneeded because it was overcrowded.
A policy of avoiding political or military involvementwith other countries.
The Third German Empire, established by AdolfHitler in the 1930s.
“lighting war” – aform of warfare in which surprise attacks with fast-moving airplanes arefollowed by massive attacks with infantry forces.
An agreement in which nations promise not to attackone another.
The systematic killing of an entire people.
A mass slaughter ofJews and other civilians, carried out by the Nazi government of Germanybefore and during World War II.
During World War II, Japanese suicide pilotstrained to sink Allied ships by crashing bomb-filled planes into them.
A deliberate and public refusal to obey a lawconsidered unjust.