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Flashcards in World History vocab quiz section 7 Deck (20):

the German word for "emperor"



japanese fighter pilots in world war II, trained to make suicide crashes into allied ships



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

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini


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

Nikita Krushchev


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

Captain William Kidd


a rush of thousands of people in the 1890's toward the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there.

Klondike gold rush


early 1950's between the United Nations and the communist North Korea. The war began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea. In 1953 , with neither side having a prospect of victory, a truce was signed

Korean War


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

League of Nations


A Russian revolutionary leader of the early twentieth century, highly honored in the former Soviet Union as the founder of the modern Soviet State.



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

David Lloyd George


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

Long March


the young adults of Europe and America during World War I. They were called lost because after the war many of them were disillusioned with the world.

Lost generation


a king of France in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Louis was known as the Sun King for his power and splendor

Louis XIV


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

Louis XVI


The German air force in WWII



a British passenger ship sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915.



a chain of defensive fortifications built by France between world war I and world war II.this was designed to stop and future invasion by Germany, but it was never completed.

Maginot Line


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

Manchu dynasty


the most prominent leader in the struggle of South African blacks against apartheid. Int the 1940's and in the 1960's , he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Nelson Mandela


a Chinese revolutionary leader of the twentieth century. He led an army of workers and peasants on the Long March in the 1920's/

Mao Zedong