AP World- Ch. 29 Vocab

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  1. Kellogg-Briand Pact
    A treaty coauthored by American and French leaders in 1928; in principle outlawed war forever; ratified subsequently by other nations
  2. Cubist movement
    20th-century art style; best represented by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso; rendered familiar objects as geometrical shapes.
  3. Benito Mussolini
    Italian Fascist leader after World War I; created first fascist government based on aggressive foreign policy and new nationalist glories
  4. Fascism
    Political philosophy that became predominant in Italy and then Germany during the 1920s and 1930s; attacked weakness of democracy, corruption of capitalism; promised vigorous foreign and military programs; undertook state control of economy to reduce social friction
  5. Porfirio Diaz
    One of Juárez's generals; elected president of Mexico in 1876; dominated Mexican politics for 35 years; imposed strong central government
  6. Francisco Madero
    Moderate democratic reformer in Mexico; proposed moderate reforms in 1910; arrested by Porfirio Díaz; initiated revolution against Díaz when released from prison; temporarily gained power, but removed and assassinated in 1913.
  7. Pancho Villa
    Mexican revolutionary and military commander in northern Mexico during the Mexican Revolution; succeeded along with Emiliano Zapata in removing Díaz from power; also participated in campaigns that removed Madero and Huerta
  8. Emiliano Zapata
    Mexican revolutionary and military commander of peasant guerrilla movement after 1910 centered in Morelos; succeeded along with Pancho Villa in removing Díaz from power; also participated in campaigns that removed Madero and Huerta; demanded sweeping land reform.
  9. Victoriano Huerta
    Attempted to reestablish centralized dictatorship in Mexico following the removal of Madero in 1913; forced from power in 1914 by Villa and Zapata
  10. Alvaro Obregon
    Emerged as leader of the Mexican government in 1915; elected president in 1920
  11. Mexican Constitution of 1917
    Promised land reform, limited foreign ownership of key resources, guaranteed the rights of workers, and placed restrictions on clerical education; marked formal end of Mexican Revolution.
  12. Diego Rivera
    Mexican artist of the period after the Mexican Revolution; famous for murals painted on walls of public buildings; mixed romantic images of the Indian past with Christian symbols and Marxist ideology.
  13. Alexander Kerensky
    Liberal revolutionary leader during the early stages of the Russian Revolution of 1917; sought development of parliamentary rule, religious freedom
  14. Red Army
    Military organization constructed under leadership of Leon Trotsky, Bolshevik follower of Lenin; made use of people of humble background
  15. New Economic Policy
    Initiated by Lenin in 1921; state continued to set basic economic policies, but efforts were now combined with individual initiative; policy allowed food production to recover
  16. Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
    Federal system of socialist republics established in 1923 in various ethnic regions of Russia; firmly controlled by Communist party; diminished nationalities protest under Bolsheviks; dissolved 1991.
  17. Supreme Soviet
    Parliament of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; elected by universal suffrage; actually controlled by Communist party; served to ratify party decisions
  18. Stalin
    Successor to Lenin as head of the USSR; strongly nationalist view of Communism; represented anti-Western strain of Russian tradition; crushed opposition to his rule; established series of five-year plans to replace New Economic Policy; fostered agricultural collectivization; led USSR through World War II; furthered cold war with Western Europe and the United States; died in 1953.
  19. Comintern
    International office of communism under USSR dominance established to encourage the formation of Communist parties in Europe and elsewhere
  20. Collectivization
    Creation of large, state-run farms rather than individual holdings; allowed more efficient control over peasants; part of Stalin's economic and political planning; often adopted in other Communist regimes
  21. Mao Zedong
    Communist leader in revolutionary China; advocated rural reform and role of peasantry in Nationalist revolution; influenced by Li Dazhao; led Communist reaction against Guomindang purges in 1920s, culminating in Long March of 1934; seized control of all of mainland China by 1949; initiated Great Leap Forward in 1958.
  22. Guomindang
    Chinese Nationalist party founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1919; drew support from local warlords and Chinese criminal underworld; initially forged alliance with Communists in 1924; dominated by Chiang Kai-shek after 1925.
  23. Chiang Kai-shek
    A military officer who succeeded Sun Yat-sen as the leader of the Koumintang (Guomindung) or Nationalist Party in China in the mid-1920s; became the most powerful leader in China in the early 1930s, but his Nationalist forces were defeated and driven from China by the Com-munists after World War II.
  24. Long March
    Communist escape from Hunan province during civil war with Guomindang in 1934; center of Communist power moved to Shaanxi province; firmly established Mao Zedong as head of the Communist party in China.
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AP World- Ch. 29 Vocab
2012-03-28 21:17:34
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