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AP European History

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1. The pact was an agreement to define the border between France and Germany - and in which Britain and Italy would gang up on the aggressor if the treaty was broken. The spirit was this feeling that war could be stopped again by peace talks that settle






2. A French existentialist who said that people just 'turned up' and that there was no God to help honest people. Also said 'man is condemned to be free' and people had to choose their actions.






3. The new idea that revitalized the period of expansion and gathering of colonies






4. Was a reaction to the loss of faith in humans - which came from the war - and lead to renewed interest in Christian view of the world. Major people were Kierkegaard - Barth - and Marcel.






5. One of the best examples of a Renaissance man. He painted - wrote - sculpted - invented - among his philosophical ideas






6. The philosophical ideology that simply rejected the concerns of modern philosophy - like god and morality. Mainly started with Austrian philosopher Wittgenstein.






7. This was the man who influenced the power of King Louis XIII the most and tried to make France an absolute monarchy






8. This man developed the first cohesive theory of evolution after his studies of biology






9. This was the international war between the Protestants and Catholics that eventually ended religious conflicts in Europe






10. Britain gained this territory by slowly asserting influence and putting people in charge






11. All of these were wars for nationalistic purposes - the third creating WWI






12. The movie that dictates the life and failure of Hitler






13. Tzu Hsi Chinese leader who used conservative forces to maintain her power






14. This was the dictator who ruled over England after the English civil war. His death provided the military government collapse of England






15. The idea that we do know no anything for certain and all we know is possibilities - probabilities - and tendencies. Put forth by German physicist Heisenberg.






16. A 'super patriot' of Italy - he helped unify southern Italy with the help of his Red Shirts






17. A battle between Muslim warriors and British machine gunners - a bloody massacre






18. Gained power through feeding off others - and promoting racist nationalist ideals. Gained control of the German Worker's Party - built his way up from there






19. This war was began as a follow-up of the War of Austrian Succession when Prussia invaded Austria






20. This was the man who discovered Americas while originally looking for a faster and all-sea route to the East but instead landed in the West Indies.






21. This is the passage that many European explorers attempted but never succeeded to navigate to reach other nations more quickly






22. An artistic movement that expressed world that could not normally be seen - like dreams and fantasy.






23. An extreme abstract expressionist - leader of 'the beasts -' focused on arrangement of color - line and form






24. An important battle in the Asian part of the war - the Americans sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers






25. This event occurred when both Britain and France wanted the town of Fashoda; in the end - the British gained control of the town - because the French gave up






26. German Jewish Politician who advocated the policy of Zionism and the creation of a nation state for all Jewish people.






27. Hitler used this to launch his dictatorship and used this to give him power. It was a fire of a capital building






28. This was the way that the English landowners would now organize their land so that the farmers would become more productive in their work






29. This philosopher showed the overall attitude of the Enlightenment by saying 'have the courage to use your own understanding'






30. A secret agreement between the Germans and the Russians that said that they would not attack each other






31. This man was a poet - playwright and novelist and wrote one of the best known novels ever (Don Quixote)






32. This was a short ottoman parliament designed to model the western model of an empire






33. The Magyar pushed through bills that changed voting laws to help the elite and to force through the teaching of Hungarian in schools. They created the nationalism that would tear them apart






34. This explorer first saw the mainland of Brazil and claimed it for Portugal while sailing to set up trading posts in India






35. This was the first explorer who rounded the southern tip of the Cape of Good Hope but was never able to go all the way around






36. This German Romantic poet influence Walter Scott






37. This queen of England chose a religion between the Puritans and Catholics and required her subjects to attend church or face a fine. She also required uniformity and conformity to the Church of England






38. The clergy made up a very small percentage but owned 10% of the land; the nobles made up another small percentage but also owned most of the land; and the rest of the people made up 97% of France and owned very little land






39. This was the treaty that ended the War of Austrian Succession by giving the Prussians land - taking land away from Maria Theresa - but still allowing her to rule






40. Man who revolutionized the one-hand loom and increased the production done by one worker






41. He used her to gain politically and to gain money for sex and drugs. He was then 'assassinated' aka tried to be killed something like 8 times - then thrown in a river.






42. Was Nazi Germany's plan and execution of its systematic genocide against European Jewry during World War II - resulting in the final - most deadly phase of the Holocaust






43. French Prime Minister who moved and occupied into the Ruhr to collect war reparations






44. The British had a war with the Chinese to make sure they could sell their opium to china






45. These were the angry old cottage industry workers who lost their jobs and costumers to machines and as a result - they began to secretly destroy the machines






46. This was the man who starting absolutism in Prussia by uniting the three provinces of Prussia under one ruler.






47. The socialist opposed nationalism and thought that the German worker had more in common with the French worker than the German boss






48. Fascist leader of the Spanish revolution - helped by Hitler and Mussolini






49. French leader of the Vichy republic of France - which was essentially Nazi France. He is seen as a traitor to his people by some Frenchman.






50. The fiery mayor of Vienna who preached anti-Semitism and appealed to lower middle class