Canada and the Second World War

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Canada and the Second World War

Dictator: a ruler with unristricted power, without any democratic restrictions. Totalitarian state: a dictatorship in which the government uses intimidation, voilence and propaganda to rule all aspects of the social and political life of its citizens. Five-year plans: Stalin's plans for economic development in the Soviet Union over five years. Facist: a form of authoritarian government that is totalitarian and nationalistic. Weimar Republic: the democratic government in Germany after the First World War. Nazis: members of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party; the Nazis were extreme nationalists who took power in 1933 and controlled every aspect of German life through a police state. Hitler comes to power as he joins the Nazis in 1921, he bans all other political parties and then stoped the payment of reparations and building the German military, defying the Treaty of Versailes. The "Master Race": the Germans bwleived the aryans to be the "pure" race of northern Europeans, the master race. Kristallnacht: a coordinated attack against Jewish people and their property carried out by Nazis in Germany on November 9, 1938. Persecusion: to opress or ill-treat beacause of race, relegion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs. Holocast: the Nazi imprisonment and murder of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million other people during the Second World War. Facism in Spain resulted due to the attempt to over throw the elected socialist goverment by facist rebels, called Nationalists led by Francisco Franco who was sucessfull in the end with the help of Hitler. On the other hand Japan became a totslitalitarian state. Militarists took control over Japan and began strengthening the empire by conquering other countries and seizing their resourses.

Causes of the Second World War

After the advent of First World War, totalitarianism took hold on many states in Europe, Japan and the Soviet Union. The leaders of these states had...
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