Glencoe World History 2008 Chapter 26 Content and Academic Vocabulary

Demilitarized
elimination or prohibition of weapons, fortifications, and other military installations
Appeasement
satisfying reasonable demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability
Sanctions
restrictions intended to enforce international law
Dominate
influence or control
Violation
a disregard of rules or agreements
Blitzkrieg
German for “lightning war,” a swift and sudden military attack; used by the Germans during World War II
Neutrality
refusal to take sides or become involved in wars between other nations
Isolationism
a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations
Partisan
a resistance fighter in World War II
Resolve
determination; a fixed purpose
Involvement
a commitment or a connection to
Genocide
the deliberate mass murder or physical extinction of a particular racial, political, or cultural group
Collaborators
a person who assists the enemy
Ethnic
relating to people who have common racial, religious, or cultural origins
Occupation
the military force occupying a country or the policies carried out by it
Mobilization
the process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war
Kamikaze
Japanese for “divine wind”, a suicide mission in which young Japanese pilots intentionally flew their airplanes into U.S. fighting ships at sea
Blitz
the British term for the German air raids on British cities and towns during World War II
Cold War
the period of political tension following World War II and ending with the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s