Great Depression and Rise of Totalitarian Leaders

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on margin

to pay for only part of the cost of a stock and borrow the rest from stockbrokers

stockbroker

a person who sells shares in a business

margin call

a demand for immediate repayment of a loan

recession

a time of economic slowdown

depression

a period of low economic activity and high unemployment

tariff

tax on an imported good

inflation

a period of rising prices and decreasing monetary values

Nazism

the name given to Hitler's political beliefs

totalitarian state

a system in which leaders totally control the way citizens think and live

censorship

banning; not allowing

media

systems, or forms of communication, such as newspapers, radio, and television programs

fascism

a government in which the state is glorified above the individual

communism

a government that's goal is to end all class differences and private property

anti-Semitism

intense dislike and prejudice against the Jewish people

Stalinism

a brutal form of communism imposted by a small group of party leaders

purge

forcibly remove through imprisonment or execution

collectivize

combine small farms into big ones

authoritarian

dictatorships led by one person or group

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