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Ms. Aikens

Do you know your -isms?

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1.A political ideology created in the 20th century that places emphasis on nationalist pride, ethnocentrism, and severe restrictions on individual rights.
3.A practice in which powerful nations gain control of weaker nations as the British did to India taking advantage of the land's resources and practicing colonialism or spheres of influence. The control of one people by another.
6.The belief in human interests, values, and dignity above all else. Emphasizes individual accomplishments and education.
8.A medieval political system in which a lord granted land to people who were less wealthy than he was in exchange for their loyalty. Develops after the fall of the Roman Empire due to a lack of centralized government.
9.The belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests. Resulted in preparation of invasion and defense plans and arms races between nations.
14.Represented the economic portion of feudalism where all aspects of life were centered on the lord’s manor including the village, church, farm land and mill.; involved a hierarchy of reciprocal obligations that exchanged labor or rents and fees (peasants) for access to land and protection (lord);
18.a system of government where there is complete state control over life. Such leaders use terror, propaganda, censorship, and other persecution to control and persuade people. Characterized by a lack of free speech, free press, freedom of religion.
19.Prejudice, discrimination, and hostility toward the Jewish people.
20.German form of fascism. Policy of racist nationalism, national expansion, and state control of the economy
22.a philosophy that teaches that people can gain peace and happiness by becoming one with a universal force connected to nature that creates order for all things.
2.A view that religion and religious considerations should be ignored or excluded from social and political matters.
4.A political system in which a single person exercises complete power without checks- exemplified by the reign of Louis XIV
5.Two word term coined in the late 19th century to describe the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in "survival of the fittest." The philosophical rationalization behind racism, imperialism, capitalism, and eugenics.
7.A political system present in Qin China that included complete control of subjects and harsh punishments for deviation from the law.
10.the philosophical view that it is impossible to know anything with absolute certainty.
11.This movement proved to be the basis for many wars dating back to the 18th century and places extreme emphasis on nation identity and unity of ethnically homogenous peoples.
12.Social harmony is the goal of this -ism and results, in part, from every individual knowing his or her place in the social order, and playing his or her part well. Particular duties arise from one's particular situation in relation to others. The superior in a relationship is due respect and obedience and is expected to be benevolent and set a good example for the inferior in the relationship. Filial piety is a core element of this -ism.
13.An economic policy that states a country's exports should exceed their imports and the wealth of a nation depends on its supply of gold and silver.
15.a political policy or philosophy advocating revolutionary change in government and society
16.A system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power.
17.The national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel. Has come to include the development of the State of Israel and the protection of the Jewish nation in Israel.
21.The belief, based solely on reason, in a God who created the universe and then abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerting no influence on natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation. God as a clockmaker.

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