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Causes of WWI

Nationalism, Mitirarism, Imperialism, and the Alliance System

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Jacob Riis

Pioneer photojournalist, wrote "The Problem of the Children" about wayward children in New York City living in poverty and away from school

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King Leopold

Belgian ruler known for his involvement in the Congo which included enslavement and mutilation of native people forced to work in the rubber industry.

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Rudyard Kippling

English writer known for "The White Man's Burden," a poem about White people colonizing far off lands as though it was their duty.

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Edward D. Morel

Wrote "The Black Man's Burden" about how their way of life was impacted by the white man. basically about their opression

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Triple Alliance

Alliance between Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary that existed through WWI

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Triple Entente

Alliance between France, Russia, and the UK

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Wilfred Owen

Wrote "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Disabled" basically about how bad the war was.

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Dulce et Decorum Est

"It is sweet and fitting to die for one's nation." The poem was about how the war was glorified though it was actually terrible

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Vladimir Lenin

Professional revolutionary, led a 3 year civil war starting in 1917 where the Bolsheviks assumed control of Russia. Died in 1924

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Peter Stolypin

Minister of the Interior. Tried to stop political unrest after the 1905 revolution

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Leon Trotsky

Built up the Red army in the revolution. Thrown out of the party in 1927, settled in Mexico, and was assassinated in 1940

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Gregory Rasputin

Was kind of a whore. He helped Alexis (son of Nicholas II) and became a member of the royal entourage. It took several attempts to murder him in 1916.

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Czar Nicholas II

Last czar of Russia, deposed in 1917. He and his family were executed by bolsheviks in 1918

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Emma Goldman

An anarchist who was considered dangerous and was deported back to Russia. There, she supported the Bolshevik revolution but then wrote about her disillusionment.

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Mussolini

Italian fascist ruler. Wanted to bring back the Roman empire to Italy. He eventually became Hitler's puppet.

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Joseph Stalin

Man involved with the Russian revolution. Assumed control of Russia after Lenin died, which resulted in stalinification of Russia. Was very paranoid.

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The Great Purge

Led by Stalin, it led to the repression of peasants, purges of Communist party, government, and red army officials. Also, it let to constant surveillance.

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Armistice

An agreement to an end of arms. This is how WWI ended. It later led to the Treaty of Versailles.

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Nuremberg Laws

A set of laws put in place by Hitler in an effort to repress Jewish people and strip away their freedoms.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank's diary; the story of her time hiding away in the attic. Her father published it after the war.

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Apartheid

Racial segregation system put in place in South Africa. It existed through the 1970's, when it was finally disbanded due to unpopular global opinion.

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Cold War

The period from 1945 until the late 80's/early 90's where there was a constant fear of an all-out nuclear war and Communist aggression.

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Cuban missile crisis

The USSR placed missiles in Cuba during the Kennedy administration. It ended when we agreed to remove missiles in Turkey.

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My Lai Massacre

A massacre of an entire Vietnamese village during the Vietnam war.

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Globalization

People becoming integrated globally through interrelatedness

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Neoliberalism

An economic policy of free market trade and laissez-faire

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Time-Space Compression

A term used to describe the world as if it were getting smaller, because communication and travel can occur more rapidly.

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Blitzkrieg

A German "Lightning War," involving a constant air attack.

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Duck and Cover

A video made during the Cold War era to teach people to duck and cover in the event of a nuclear attack.

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Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel focusing on her experiences growing up during the Iranian revolution before she was sent to Vienna by her parents.

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Iranian Revolution

Revolution occurring in the Late 1970's in Iran, leading to an extreme religious rule. This replaced a former Western-style monarchy system.

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McWorld

A term described by Benjamin Barber referring to the globalization of politics, or how interrelatedness is becoming a global affair with stems in economics as well as other fields.