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World war 2

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economic depression
a period when business activity slows, prices and wage drop, and unemployment rises.
Josef Stalin
Was the stole dictator of the soviet union, communist and turned the Soviet union into a totalitarian state.
totalitarian state
a nation in which a single party controls the government and every aspect of the people's lives
Benito Mussolini
Promised to restore order to Italy through strong leadership, 1st prime minister of Italy
facism
is a political system based on militarism, extreme nationalism, and bling loyality to the state and its leaders
Adolf Hitler
Extreme nationalist, leader of the nazi party, and believed in a master race.
aggresion
a warlike act by 1 country against another with out a cause
appeasement
a policy of giving into aggresion in order to avoid war
winston churchill
British prime minister
isolationism
avoiding involvement in other countrys affairs
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Commanded u.s. troops in N. Africa
total war
conflicts involving not just armys but entire nations.
Douglas MacArthur
Commanded Filipino-U.S. force
Rationing
the act of setting limits of the amounts of goods people could buy
intern
temporarily imprison
bracero
Mexican laborers
A. Phillip Randolph
head of the brotherhood of sleeping car porters
Harry S. truman
Vice President under Roosevelt became president after roosevelts death
island hopping
were american forces captured some Japenese held islands and went around others
kamikaze
mision, succide pilots crashed planes into U.S. ships
genocide
the deliberate attempt to wipe out an entire nation or group of people
war crimes
wartime acts of cruelity and brutality that are judjed to be beyond the rules of war and human behavior