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the king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War

King George III

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the secret police of the Third Reich in Germany

Gestapo

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A revolution in Britain in 1688 in which the Parliament deposed King James II. Parliament gave the crown to the Protestant King William III, a Dutch prince, and his British wife, Queen Mary II, as joint rulers.

Glorious Revolution

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Propaganda Minister of the Nazi government and a close confidant of the leader, Adolf Hitler. His policy was based on the notion that a lie, repeated often and forcibly, gains the legitimacy of truth.

Joseph Goebbels

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A close friend of Adolf Hitler, held several high positions. Leadership of the air force, the Luftwaffe

Hermann Goering

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a hilly area on the border between Israel and Syria that Israel seized from Syria. Israel has been unwilling to return the area to Syria, its archenemy

Golan Heights

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a straight legged style of military marching associated particular with the army of Germany under the Nazis.

goose step

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The last president of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev came to power in 1985.

Mikhail Gorbachev

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a machine designed for beheading people quickly and with minimal pain during the french revolution.

guillotine

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a confidant of the leader Adolf Hitler, organized the Nazi elite forces (SS) and secret police (Gestapo). He supervised the execution of millions of Jews in concentration camps during World War II.

Heinrich Himmler

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Japanese emperor, who came to the throne in the 1920's. He reigned over the Japanese in World War II.

Hirohito

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A Japanese city on which the United States dropped the first Atomic Bomb used in warfare on August 6, 1945.

Hiroshima

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A German political leader of the twentieth century. early program for Germany is contained in his book called Mein Kampf (My struggle)

Adolf Hitler

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led the communists of Vietnam in their efforts to drive out the forces of Japan in the 1940s,

Ho Chi Minh

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the killing of some six million Jews by the Nazis during World War II.

Holocaust

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dictator of Iraq who seized power in 1979

Saddam Hussein

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the rapid industrial growth that began in England during the middle of the eighteenth century and then spread over the next 150 years.

Industrial Revolution

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The former division between the Communist nations of Eastern Europe, and the non communist nations of western Europe. The term refers to the isolation that the Soviet Union imposed on its satellites in the eastern Bloc

Iron Curtain

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A Russian Czar. Became famous for his brutality toward his enemies.

Ivan the Terrible

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A criminal in London in the late nineteenth century apparently responsible for several ghastly murders by slashing.

Jack the Ripper