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the extermination of an ethnic group or nation


German philosopher who wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1948

Karl Marx
it was the location of the United States naval base in Hawaii that was bombed by the Japanese Air Force on December 7, 1941​

Pearl Harbor

a cruel or oppressive ruler who exercises absolute power without authority​


Germany's attack on Poland also known as a lightning war on September 1, 1939

a country's desire to have political independence from the domination of another country​

an alliance of nations that worked together to settle their disputes peacefully​

League of Nations

absolute power of one person​

a political system where all of the property and wealth is shared equally by all of the members of that society​


a system of government that is led by a dictator and is often oppressive​


to reach an agreement or compromise through discussion​


the name of the period of time when nations tried to maintain military strength to avoid invasion​

Cold War

the extreme economic slump that America and Europe experienced when people suffered devastating financial hardship​

The Great Depression
the new relief programs formed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which brought relief to the people facing economic hardships caused by the Great Depression​

​New Deal
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