World War II Vocabulary nationalism: strong love for one’s country – super patriot. fascism: a political system that glorifies one race, one nation, and war. totalitarian: dictatorship with total control, suppressing individual freedoms. Anti-Semitism: strong dislike or hatred of Jewish people. dictator: one leader has total control of a country. appeasement: to give in to someone who is threatening to fight. Blitzkrieg: lightening warfare – the military strategy used by the Germans in World War II. Holocaust: the mass execution of millions of people by the Nazi’s during World War II. genocide: the attempt to eliminate an entire race of people. arsenal: place where weapons can be obtained or stored. Selective service: registration for the draft. rationing: controlling the amount of something, limiting use. embargo: not allowing the shipment of goods. lend-lease: U.S. policy of helping Great Britain before December 7, 1941. internment: to confine a specific group of people during wartime. island - hopping: strategy of fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. kamikaze: Japanese suicide pilots Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union following World War II.