Nationalism –Example – Adolf Hitler promotednationalism to convinceGermans to support aggression.Strong support, devotion andloyalty to ones own nation.
TotalitarianismHitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were alltotalitarian leaders.A government policy where all thedecisions are made by one person orgroup.
Weimar Republic -The Weimar Republic ended when Hitler came into power.The name of the government that led Germany from 1919-1933.
Coup d’etatIn 1923, Hitler attempted a coupd’etat in Germany. He failed andwas imprisoned.A takeover of a government byunconstitutional (illegal) means.ReichstagExample: The Weimar Governmentmade many decisions in the Reichstag.The German congress. Thegovernment body that makes laws.
NSDAP (Nazi Party)-Example: The NSDAP took control ofGermany after Hitler was appointedchancellor.Adolf Hitler’s political party. TheNSDAP believed in expandingGermany, abolishing the Treaty ofVersailles, and racial purity.Mein Kampf –Hitler’s racist theories blaming the Jewsfor Germany’s defeat in WWI can befound in Mein Kampf.Book written by Hitler outlining hispolitical beliefs, including anti-Semitism, German nationality, Treatyof Versailles.