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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson A: Competition Leads to Global Conflict

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
aggressor a country that begins hostility or attacks first
alliance an agreement or bond establishing an association between countries to achieve a goal such as protection from enemies or trade
arms weapons used for war
imperialism acquiring colonies or extending influence of a strong country to gain wealth and power
militarism the practice of keeping an army in times of peace and elevating a strong military
multinational involving or operating in several countries or nationalities
nationalism the belief that people who share a common history and culture should be loyal to their country
neutral not supporting any side in a dispute or argument
propaganda information used to spread a doctrine or opinion through allegations, usually from a particular country's or political party's point of view or purposes


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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