taking idea of evolution and applying it to society, toughness of mind; all about conflict. conflict is good because it will separate the weak and the strong. survival of the fittest
actively prevent the inferior from procreating. survival of the fittest x5. populsr in europe and united states. sterilization, contraception, etc
germans plan to open a new front on east and west. starts WW1 with france, then went to attack russia
sick man of europe
The phrase is used to describe economic poverty in a European country. This term was coined when the Ottoman Empire was in decline and increasingly began to lose territory to the Europeans through defeats in battle.
Fighting with trenches, mines, and barbed wire. Horrible living conditions, great slaughter, no gains, stalemate, used in WWI.
war of attrition
Trench warfare between Germany and France. Called War of Attrition(wearing down) because the goal was to break down the enemy. There was no winner after 3 years of fighting.
german gov sends the german ambassador in mexico, asking mexico to join them. promised mexico to get some territory back from u.s. was intercepted by u.s. which led them to join the war.
treaty of versailles
Created by the leaders victorious allies Nations: France, Britain, US, and signed by Germany to help stop WWI. The treaty 1)stripped Germany of all Army, Navy, Airforce. 2) Germany had to rapair war damages(33 billion) 3) Germany had to acknowledge guilt for causing WWI 4) Germany could not manufacture any weapons.
1929, stock market crash. everyone starts selling their stocks to pay debts, banks start calling in loans, banks go under.
plight of common man working class. political movement. extreme nationalist group, believe they are superior to others.
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
the Reichstag building was set on fire. Hitler blamed the communists. started the anti-communist belief. Nazis set out to kill all communists
reoccupation of rhineland
Germany renounced terms of the Locarno treaty. In 1936 Hitler sent 40 000 troops into the demilitarised zone of the Rhineland, claiming he needed to because of the French encirclement
The union of Austria with Germany, resulting from the occupation of Austria by the German army in 1938.
September 1938 Hitler demanded Sudetenland (part of Czechoslovakia) be annexed by Germany
invasion of poland
Germany invaded, breaking their agreement, so Britain and France declared war, starting World War II
Hitler's expansionist theory based on a drive to acquire "living space" for the German people
A secret agreement between the Germans and the Russians that said that they would not attack each other
Decisive battle in German invasion of Russia, the Germans were surrounded and systemically destroyed
Planned June 5th June 6 1944 Germans occupied Normandy France Germans though it would occur at Calais and goal was to liberate Paris
Led by Vladimir Lenin it was the Russian communist party that took over the Russian goverment during WWI
Karl Marx's definition of the poor, working class vs. the wealthy, controlling class.
In Russia 1905 Russian soldiers inadvertently opened fire on demonstrators, turning them against the tsar. Possibly the start of the Revolution.
founded the Communist Party in Russia and set up the world's first Communist Party dictatorship. He led the October Revolution of 1917, in which the Communists seized power in Russia. He then ruled the country until his death