A government that exerts total control over the nation and citizens' lives.
Political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of the nation or an ethnic group, and the supreme authority of the leader over that of the individual.
In political terms, the process of removing enemies and undesirable individuals from power.
An extreme form of fascism shaped by Adolf Hitler's fanatical ideas about German nationalism and racial superiority.
In World War II; Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Policy of giving into a competitor's demands in order to preserve the peace.
Kind of warfare emphasizing rapid and mechanized movement; used by Germany during World War II.
Movement in France that opposed German occupation durning World War II.
In World War II; the alliance of Great Britian, The United States, The Soviet Union, and other nations.
Situation in 1931, when Japanese troops, claiming that Chinese soldiers had tried to blow up railway line, took matters in to their own hands by capturing several southern Manchurian cities and by continuing to take over the country even after Chinese troops had withdrawn.
A supposedly independent country under the control of a powerful neighbor.
A 700-miles-long highway linking Burma to China.
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (GEACPS)
As announced in 1940 by Japan's prime minister, the areaextending from Manchuria to the Dutch East Indies in which Japan would expand its influence.
1939 laws designed to keep the United States out of future wars.
Cash and Carry
World War II policy requiring nations at war to pay cash for all nonmilitary goods and to be responsible for transporting the goods from the United States.
America First Committee (AFC)
Group formed in 1940 by isolationists to block further aid to Great Britain.
1941 law that authorized the President to aid any nation whose defense he believed was vital to American society.