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Allies
Mainly the USA, Britain + the USSR.
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Axis
The alliance of the Fascist states, mainly Germany and Japan.
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Communism
The political ideology that there are no social classes.
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Cosmopolitanism
The idea that all people are equal.
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Dawes Plan
Lengthened the repayment time for reparations. - 1924
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Democracy
A political model where everyone has the right to vote.
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Despot
A dictator with absolute control.
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Dictatatorship
A one-party political system where one leader makes all the decisions and has complete power.
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Freikorps
Disbanded former soldiers who fought against Communist uprisings in Weimar Germany.
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League of Nations
The original United Nations. It was an organisation that encouraged international discussion, Germany joined in 1926.
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Genocide
Killing people of a specific ethnicity due to their race.
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Great Depression
The economic crisis as a result of the Wall Street Crash (1929).
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Hyperinflation
The economic inflation in Germany in 1924 that led to starvation and unemployment.
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Kapp Putsch
An uprising by the Freikorps on Berlin. It failed due to a strike.
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Munich Putsch
Nazi attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic. It failed as there was little organisation or political support and the police intervened.
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National Socialism
The political ideology of the Nazis.
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Krystallnacht
9th-10th November 1938, the night where SS officers attacked Jews, synagogues and businesses.
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Night of the Long Knives
30th June- 2nd July 1934, the night where Hitlers opponents and Ernst Rohm were rounded up and killed.
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NSDAP
What the Nazi party is names after.
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Occupation of the Ruhr
The French military occupation of the Rhineland, a major industrial zone of Germany.
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Passive Resistance
The resistance to the occupation of the Ruhr that involved a strike.
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SA
The first paramilitary army of the Nazis, mainly made up of ex Freikorps and army soldiers. Disbanded on the Night of the Long Knives.
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Socialism
A political ideology that promoted the idea of the community working as one.
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Spartacists
The Communist group that attempted a revolution in 1918 modelled on the Russian Revolution.
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SS
The second paramilitary army of the NAzis. Well trained elite force.
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Third Reich
Hitler's Germany under a dictatorship.
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Treaty of Versailles
The treaty that effectively punished Germany at the end of WW1. It included making Germany a democracy, the abolition of the Kaiser, making Germany pay reparations, reducing the military and admitting the blame for the war.
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USSR
The United Soviet Socialist Republics. (Russia)
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Weimar Republic
The democratic republic of Germany that was set up in 1918 and lasted until 1933.
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Wehrmacht
The national Army of Germany.
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Young Plan
Reduced the amount of reperations Germany had to pay. - 1929
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The alliance of the Fascist states, mainly Germany and Japan.

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The political ideology that there are no social classes.

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The idea that all people are equal.

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Lengthened the repayment time for reparations. - 1924

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