Most Europeans were arming themselves for purposes of safety and power.
Alliance between Germany, Italy, Austria Hungry
An alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia in the years before WWI.
Colonial Role in WWI
The colonies make for added troops.
The belief that the nation you live in is superior to any others.
The two nations who were first involved in World War I.
The nation that is called upon by Serbia to defend it from Austria-Hungary
The nation that is called upon by Austria-Hungary to defend it from Russia
Problems with Russia's WWI Army
It was too large, poorly trained, and led by incompetent, sometimes inbred generals.
The nation that defeated Russia in World War One after a series of poorly-led charges
The grouping of revolutionaries (in Russia) following World War One.
Leader of the Bolshevik party. Wanted a Marxist revolution leading to a Socialist state.
The name for the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution.
The name for the United States, Britain, Tsarists, and Mensheviks in the October Revolution.
The area established between France and Germany that would serve as a demilitarized buffer state.
This nation wanted the establishment of a League of Nations after WWI to protect the peace
Triangle of Wealth
A financial triangle where money was traded from New York banks to pay off German debt. The money then flowed to Britain, to be paid as war dues, and was soon paid back to the United States as war loans.
(Acronym) The Economic policy in which private business was is kept private, but big business is privatized,
A class of mandate determined by the League of Nations. They "required" maximum protection and guidance from a League-provided government.
A class of mandate determined by the League of Nations. They "required" protection and guidance from a League-provided government, but were promised autonomy at a later date.
A class of mandate determined by the League of Nations. They "required" only a guiding hand from the League.
A nation that warred with Turkey over land issues.
A nation that warred with Greece over land issues.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Hero of a Turkish campaign against the Greeks in Anatolia. He significantly modernized Turkish culture.
(last name) A Mexican Revolutionary who wanted a revolution based only on the threat of a violent rebellion. At only 5', and being a vegetarian, he was a poor choice for head of a revolution.
(last name) A Mexican cowboy who led an army composed of both genders against the establishment with no political agenda. His only goal was to gain more land.
(last name) A Mexican dictator who was in power before the Mexican Civil War.
(last name) A Mexican leader who was the first person to actually aid the people after the Civil War. He accomplished this mainly by moving land around.
(last name) A Mexican military leader that the United States kicks out.
A Russian who wanted to heavily industrialize Russia. His goals included a better overall Russia and military power the thwart German strength. He created the Five Year Plan
Five Year Plan
An economic plan that would quickly industrialize Russia in an unheard of way. It successfully kept Russia out of the Great Depression (though it was aided by previous isolationism)
The process that commenced in Russia to "ensure" that Russia could afford the change it was quickly bringing along through the Five Year Plan. It was possibly the largest social experiment in all of human history. (It relates to Russian Agriculture)
The Russian secret police with no restraint.
Cult of Personality
In communist and other systems, the excessive adulation of a single leader.
The alliance led by Sun Yat-sen that held a mix of nationalism, socialism, patriotism and Confucianism.
(last name) Local warlord who turned on the Qing, ending the final Dynasty. He later refused Sun Yat-sen power as president.
The group that Sun Yat-sen joins in an attempt to reassert his power.
(last name) The dictator who succeeds Sun Yat-sen.
(first and last name) A man who escapes when China "purges itself" of communism. He eventually leads an army against the Nationalists.
Rape of Nanjing
A war crime where Japanese soldiers rape and murder millions of Chinese men and women.
The process in which two-hundred year old atomic theory is proven incorrect, adding to the look of confusion on millions of faces :P
An invention by Wilbur and Orville Wright that revolutionized travel, war, and recreation.
The spread of what through the industrialized world brought lights, irons, fans, washing machines and other amenities.
Produced super-rapidly by the assembly line, soon 1/5 of the people in the United States have them. It revolutionizes travel and gave gas stations a purpose in life.
Caused by unscrupulous lending, a collapse of a credit bubble, and was indicated by the American Stock Market crash?
The major difference between WWI and WWII. The later did not use these, and was thus highly more offensive than defensive.
Winner of the Battle of Britain
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II.