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a revolution in Russia in 1917-1918.
brought the Bolsheviks, a communist party led by Lenin, to power.

Russian Revolution

2

a war fought in 1904-5 between Russia and Japan
in winning the war, Japan emerged as a world power

Russo-Japanese War

3

the city where the assassination that brought on world war I took place.

Sarajevo

4

a french theologian, received many awards for his humanitarian missionary work in Africa

Albert Schweitzer

5

A war fought between the German kingdom of Prussia and an alliance that included Austria, France, and Russia. Prussia and Britain won, and their victory greatly increased their power.

Seven Years' War

6

A war fought in 1967 by Israel on one side and Egypt, Syria, and Jordan on the other. Israel victorious

Six-Day War

7

a war fought in the late 1930s in Spain.
The Spanish Fascists won the war and set up Franco's long rule of Spain as a dictator.

Spanish Civil War

8

an elite corps of combat troops formed originally within the German Nazi Party as a bodyguard for Hitler

SS

9

a soviet political leader of the twentieth century. He ruled the Soviet Union often with extreme brutality.

Joseph Stalin

10

a major battle between German and Soviet troops in World War II. ended with the surrender of an entire German army.

Battle of Stalingrad

11

large numbers of these officials were imprisoned or executed for alleged disloyalty to Stalin.

Stalin's purge trials.

12

a royal court that began in England in the Middle Ages
It was known for its tyrannical judgments.

star chamber

13

a Scottish family that ruled Britain from the early seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century.

Stuarts

14

a nickname for Louis XIV

sun king

15

prime minister of Britain in 1979.
she resigned from office in 1990

Margaret Thatcher

16

The causes of the war were rooted in national rivalries and in conflict between Roman Catholics and protestants

thirty years war

17

the name given by the Nazis to their government in Germany; Reich is German for "empire". Adolf Hitler, their leader, believed that he was creating a third German empire, a successor to the Holy Roman Empire and the German empire formed by Chancellor Bismarck in the nineteenth century.

Third Reich

18

Location in Beijing of pro democracy demonstrations that were brutally suppressed in 1989.

Tiananmen Square

19

a Yugoslav military and political leader of the twentieth century established Communist rule in Yugoslavia.

Marshal Tito

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Warfare marked by slow wearing down of the opposing forces and piecemeal gains at heavy cost . World War I.

trench warfare.