AQA GCSE History Key Terms (Units 2, 3 & 4)

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UNIT 2: PEACEMAKING 1918-1919 AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

  • War indemnity: A sum of money that a country is forced to pay if it is defeated by war.
  • Self-determination: The right of all people to decide which country they will be ruled by.
  • Plebiscite: A vote by the people on a question of national importance.
  • Mandate: The power to rule a country granted by the League in preparation for self-government.
  • Conscription: Conscription means compulsory enrolment in the military for a definite or indefinite period of service. Many countries nowadays made conscription compulsory for young men and women for a definite period, usually 1 or 2 years.
  • Reparations: Compensation to be paid by the defeated

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