Battle of Verdun/Somme Battle of Verdun: Germany wanted to
inflict as many casualties as possible. It was a very long battle and
eventually France held their ground without too much loss. Boosted
the morale of the French/Allies. Somme: was an Allie off
Article 48 One of the flaws of the Weimer Republic, that brought
about its demise with Hitler. It meant that the president could rule by
decree in times of crisis.
Hyperinflation Major problem in Germany. Because of the
reparations and the strugglin
Soviets These were councils of workers and soldiers. Very
socialist. When the Revolution occurred much of the power was
turned over to the Soviets.
October Revolution This was when Lenin came back from
Finland. He urged the people to rise up and sta
Strength Through Joy A program by the German Labor Front.
While Germany removed many rights of the workers, they tried this to
boost their morale. This gave them vacation and other forms of
Battle of Wheat Italy. Mussolinis plan to have
Ukrainian Famine A devastating famine that was felt all across
Europe. It killed millions from starvation. Also amidst Russias
oppressive agricultural measures, so it made them worse.
Maxim Gorky/Socialist Realism Russian writer who founded
War Communism Economic policy of Russia. The government
took control of banks, transport systems and heavy industry as well
as taking the grain from the farmers. This was during the civil war
between the Reds and Whites. The Reds were doing this and it
Andi Peng, Rivera 5AB
Weimar Republic On paper it was a wonderful democracy.
However, people manipulated the system and brought it down.
People were also angry with it because they were the ones who had
surrendered when it seemed they were fine. Very d
League of Nations An organization created with the Peace of Paris
whose mission was to keep the peace. It was Wilsons baby.
However, none of the nations except France really stood behind it,
and it didnt have any teeth so in effect it was more of a wag
Comintern The Communist International. Another meeting of all the
communist/socialist leaders of the world. In this one, Russia declared
their way the only way and all other communist doctrines must go
along with them. This alienated many because they
The Great Depression This was largely in America but because
the world economy was so connected it was felt all over the world
especially in Europe. It rocked the current political systems of the
Hoover Moratorium Instituted by American presid