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Kaiser

the German word for "emperor"

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kamikaze

Japanese fighter pilots of World War II, trained to make suicide crashes into Allied ships

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Ayatollah Khomeini

an Iranian religious and political leader of the twentieth century; he became virtual dictator of Iran in 1979

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Nikita Khrushchev

Premier of the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and early 1960s, who led a campaign, called De-Stalinization, to remove the influence of the late premier Joseph Stalin from Soviet society

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Captain William Kidd

employed by the British government for some time to stop piracy, but he turned pirate himself and was executed in England

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Klondike gold rush

in the 1890s a rush of people to the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there

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Korean War

a war in the early 1950s between the United Nations and Communist North Korea; began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea; troops were mostly from United States forces; in 1953 with neither side having a prospect of victory, a truce was signed

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League of Nations

an international organization established after World War I; It was too weak, however, to prevent the great powers from going to war in 1939

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Lenin

Russian revolutionary leader of the early twentieth century; founder of the modern Soviet state

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David Lloyd George

a political leader of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; was the Prime Minister of Britain at the end of World War I

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Long March

the communist leader Mao Zedong led his forces on a long march to safety in the northwest part of China

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lost generation

young adults of Europe and America during World War I; they were called lost because many of them were disillusioned with the world; Ernest Hemingway

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Louis XIV

a king of France known as the "Sun King" for his power and splendor; sun was his symbol of power

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Louis XVI

the last king of France before the French Revolution; Louis and Marie Antoinette were beheaded for treason

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Luftwaffe

the German Air Force in World War II

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Lusitania

a British passenger ship sunk by a German submarine in 1915

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Maginot line

a chain of defensive fortifications built by France between World War I and World War II; was designed to stop any future invasion by Germany, but it was never completed

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Manchu dynasty

a dynasty that came to power in China in the seventeenth century

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Nelson Mandela

the most prominent leader in the struggle of South African blacks against apartheid; in 1960s was sentenced to life imprisonment; in 1990 the white government released him from jail

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Mao Zedong
(Mao Tse-tung)

a Chinese revolutionary leader of the twentieth century; he led an army on the long march in the 1920s

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