Treaty of Versailles
Treaty that ended WW I. It blamed Germany for WW I and handed down harsh punishment.
born out of the German defeat in WWI. Charged with stabbing the German nation in the back for signing the Treaty of Versailles.
a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
March on Rome
A strike "led" by Mussolini (who was no where to be found during this March) in which 30,000 or so Blackshirts marched to Rome and Mussolini was legally put into power
economic and political system in which the government takes control of all businesses and property and distributes it equally among the people
giving in to the aggressor in order to maintain peace, telling them what they want to hear, letting them get away with it to avoid war
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
"cleansing" or "purifying" of any suspicious people that Stalin felt was a threat to him and his country.
large farms owned & operated by peasants as a group, but the governent provided tractors, fertilizers, and seed needed
A German word for broken glass; an event that occurred on the nights on November 9 and 10 in which Hitler's Nazis encouraged Germans to riot against Jews, and nearly 100 Jews died.