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Between the World Wars Flashcards

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Five Year Plans
Five Year Plans, state modernization projects with unrealistically high expectations, were implemented by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s. Workers often faked their numbers to meet their quotas.
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Fascist Totalitarianism
Following World War I, fascist dictators rose in nations such as Italy and Germany, sewing the seeds for World War II.
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Japanese expansionism
Between World War I and World War II, Japan attempted to spread its influence and control to other neighboring nations, particularly via territorial acquisitions in eastern China.
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The Great Purge
In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin instituted the Great Purge, a covert agenda that targeted thousands of his political enemies and rivals.
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Black Monday
On October 28, 1929, the U.S. stock market began a free fall, dropping an astonishing thirteen percent in one day, and resulting in economic panic.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards covers the roughly two-decade span between World War I and World War II on a broad geographical scale. You will learn about conflict in Asia, including the rise of Japanese power and Japan's influence on China, in particular. Shifting to the United States, you will learn about the Great Depression, and major events such as Black Monday. You will also learn about Soviet history during the Interwar Period, including the rise of Joseph Stalin, his collectivization of agriculture, his five year plans, and the Great Purge. Lastly, in this set of flashcards you will learn about the 1920s and 1930s in continental Europe, covering topics such as the rise of fascism, dictators like Benito Mussolini and Adolph Hitler, and the prelude to the bloodiest conflict in history.

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Black Monday
On October 28, 1929, the U.S. stock market began a free fall, dropping an astonishing thirteen percent in one day, and resulting in economic panic.
The Great Purge
In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin instituted the Great Purge, a covert agenda that targeted thousands of his political enemies and rivals.
Japanese expansionism
Between World War I and World War II, Japan attempted to spread its influence and control to other neighboring nations, particularly via territorial acquisitions in eastern China.
Fascist Totalitarianism
Following World War I, fascist dictators rose in nations such as Italy and Germany, sewing the seeds for World War II.
Five Year Plans
Five Year Plans, state modernization projects with unrealistically high expectations, were implemented by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s. Workers often faked their numbers to meet their quotas.
Causes of Italian Fascism
A plethora of factors, including poverty, a politically fragmented state, and economic struggles led to the rise of fascism in Italy between World War I and World War II.
Adolf Hitler
The fascist leader of the Nazi Party, which gained power in Interwar Germany. In 1933, Hitler became dictator of Germany, soon leading the nation into World War II.
Collectivization of agriculture
The collectivization of agriculture was the most violent upheaval to the Soviet economy. It was implemented by Stalin to control the food supply. Revolting farmers were exiled or killed.
The SA and the SS
Adolph Hitler's party officers and foot soldiers were known as the SA, and as the SS. They formed a type of paramilitary force.
Benito Mussolini
In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist Party in Italy. Years later, as dictator of Italy, he would bring the nation into World War II.
Joseph Stalin
The leader and dictator of the Soviet Union for nearly three decades, including during the Second World War. He was a key member of the Bolshevik Party.

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