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