What Are The Causes Of World War Apush

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Terms 1. Conservative: holding to traditional attitudes and values 2. Liberal: open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values 3. Radical: based on complete political or social reform 4. ideology: series of ideas that forms economic or political theories or policies 5. fascism: a form of government in which the government is more important that any one person, group, liberty, or provision; initiated in mid-20th century Europe 6. militarism: sees navies as defensive and democratic, and armies as offensive and autocratic. America and Britain were naval powers 8. imperialism:extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force 10. Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and…show more content…
Marxism: the political and economic policies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis for the theory and practice of communism 14. Leninism: Lenin’s interpretation of communism, which mainly focuses on dictatorship 15. Maoism: communist doctrines which stress the importance of peasantry, small industry, and agricultural collectivization 16. diplomacy: managing/retaining international relationships Causes of World War II 1. Franklin D. Roosevelt : US President during the 1930s and into WWII. He was elected during the Great Depression during the 1930s. During this time, aggression from the Fascist countries was rising and Roosevelt decided to end the isolationist period for the US due to the threat. Roosevelt was first concerned with Hitler and the rising fascism opposed to Japan. was more concerned with Europe (Hitler) than he was Japan initially (counter Fascism), and so when they entered the war after Pearl Harbor, attention was actually more Europe centered at first (which became the “Germany first” Allied policy). He is significant as a major leader in the US at the time, who had a large say in foreign policy and how the US reacted to the world war

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