Modern Western Civ II

Ride of the Valkyries

composed by Richard Wagner Depicts the what a world would sound like if it was ruled by the strong, not the weak Follows Nicha's philosophy

Ruhr River Valley

1923Germans said they would no longer pay the treaty of versaillesFrench were angry, invaded this part of GermanySeen as bullies to international community who sided with defenseless GermanyAdolf Hitler rose to international stage by leading a protest against the invasion in southern Germany, was arrested later

Scientific Racism

findings and method to investigate differences among the human races to support or validate racist world-views

Schlieffen Plan

Strategy made by the Germans long before war took placeFeared fighting a war from two different frontsplan was to take out France first, aiming to overtake capital, Paris

Social Darwinism

Idea that evolved from Darwin's theories after he diedIf the world struggles and only strong survive, then we�re are bringing a downfall to help each other

Spinning Jenny

could do 8 threads a crank, with steam engine, could do 80 threadsinvented by James Hargreaveh in 1764 in England


Solidarity was the first non-communist party controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country


October 4, 1957US couldn�t believe Russians did something so advanced. Symbol of communism able to achieve things. Soviet union became more restrained in how they confronted the rest. Less targeted around military aggression

Stab in the Back

attributing Imperial German loss of the war to the public�s failure in answering their �patriotic calling�, and to the war effort-sabotage of the Socialists

Forced, rapid industrialization

Collectivization of Agriculture Cultural Revolution: creating a new class of communist experts. All of these through violence.


the doctrine that the state need observe no limits to its power, extending from politics to social educational, and cultural matters.No country ever announced they were like that

Treaty of Rapallo

agreement between Germany and Soviet Russia on the renunciation of claims arising from World War I.

Triple Alliance

Russia, France, BritainItaly, Germany, Austria-Hungary

Vladimir Lenin

Loved to argue and wion people over. Created communist party. When they didn�t so what he wanted them to do, divided them into two parts. 1 was mesheviks who thought it would take a long time for revolution. Bolsheviks wanted revolution now.

War of the First Coalition

(1793�1797) was the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. It took shape after the French Revolutionary Wars had already begun.

Sepoy Mutiny

Hindu and Muslims didn't like handling sacred animals for the fat to oil British gubsrfevoltetd, but eventually British won