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Vocabulary-The West Between the Wars

Mr.Searcy's class vocabulary
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totalitarian state
form og government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life
Kristallnacht
attack on Jewish businesses, homes, and synagogues
general strike
protest in which all or almost all of nation's workers walk off their jobs
reparations
compensation required from a defeated nation as indemnity for damage during a war
fascism
political philosophy that advocates an aggressive form of nationalism, single-party system with a strong ruler, glorification of the state
purge
to remove
kulak
wealthy Russian peasant
coalition
alliance of several different political factions
documentary
film presenting facts without inserting frictional matter
uncertainty principle
theory based on the unpredictability of physical matter
dictatorship
government where one person or group has absolute power
deficit spending
spending of public funds obtained by borrowing rather than by taxation
collectivization
system in which the government owns the land and uses the peasants to farm it
photomontage
technique of making a picture by assembling pieces of photographs
collective bargaining
negotiation between unions and employers to determine wages and working conditions
depression
long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices
surrealism
dreamlike images and unnatural combinations of objects
concentration camp
where Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government sent Jews, political opponents, and other groups they found to the threatening