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Morgan - WWI, The Great Depression

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Russian Revolution
the revolution against the Czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917.
Treaty of Versailles
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans.
Nazism
a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism.
Czar
a person having great power.
Stock market crash
Another leading component to the start of the Great Depression. The stock became very popular in the 1920's, then in 1929 in took a steep down turn and many lost their money and hope they had put in to the stock.
Bankrupt
someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts.
Holocaust
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler.
Genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group.
Cold War
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries.
Warsaw Pact
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO.
Superpowers
Name for the U.S. and Soviet Union after World War II because we were the two strongest countries in the world.
Collapse of the Soviet Union
Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during 1989 - 1991; the Cold War also ended during.
Communism
a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership.
Capitalism
an economic system based on private ownership of capital.
Berlin Wall
a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West.
Iron Curtain
a political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eatern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region.
Arms Race
a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments.