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Imperialism and World Wars
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More powerful nations taking control and enforcing their influence on less powerful nations
White Man's Burden
A way for Europeans to justify imperialism in Africa, a racist idea that whites were the superior race
Alliance of Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States, and France during World War II.
Austria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Empire
Fighting with trenches, mines, and barbed wire. Horrible living conditions, great slaughter, no gains, stalemate, used in WWI.
Territory between rival Trenches, very dangerous
A British passenger ship that was sunk by a German U-Boat on May 7, 1915. 128 Americans died. The sinking greatly turned American opinion against the Germans, helping the move towards entering the war.
League of Nations
A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined. Essentially powerless, it was officially dissolved in 1946.
Treaty of Versailles
1918, Created by the leaders victorious allies Nations: France, Britain, US, and signed by Germany to help stop WWI. The treaty limited German military, forced Germany to repay war damages and forced Germany to acknowledge guilt for causing WWI
As part of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was ordered to pay fines to the Allies to repay the costs of the war. Opposed by the U.S., it quickly lead to a severe depression in Germany.
A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
A policy of making concessions to an aggressor in the hopes of avoiding war. Associated with Neville Chamberlain's policy of making concessions to Adolf Hitler.
1938 conference at which European leaders attempted to appease Hitler by turning over the Sudetenland to him in exchange for promise that Germany would not expand Germany's territory any further.
Hitler makes this peace agreement with Joseph Stalin (1939); He doesn't want USSR to invade him, so they agree to split Poland
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II (December 7, 1941)
Bataan Death March
Japanese forced about 60,000 Americans and Filipinos to march 100 miles with little food and water, most died or were killed on the way
A military strategy used during World War II that involved selectively attacking specific enemy-held islands and bypassing others
June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
A secret U.S. project for the construction of the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America at the order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
A medical condition caused by exposure to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions.
One sided information designed to persuade and promote a particular point of view.
Describes a government that takes total, centralized, state control over every aspect of public and private life; examples include Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini
The systematic mass slaughter of Jews and other groups judged inferior by the Nazis.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Shot to death with his wife while visiting Serbia; his death sparked the beginning of World War I
President of the United States during World War I
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States during World War II
US President who made the decision to drop the atomic bombs
A severe and prolonged economic downturn of the 1930s that resulted in serious political consequences around the world
German politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi Party.
Italian politician and leader of the National Fascist Party
Leader of the Imperial Japanese Army
Dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953
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