Glossary

 

 

 

 

GLOSSARY

  1. Berlin wall- a wall that separated East Germany from West Germany
  2. Berliner Mauer- German word for Berlin Wall
  3. Antifasistische Schutmauer – The East German regime’s term for the Berlin Wall, which literally means antifascist protection wall
  4.  Communism- a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
  5.  Iron curtain- an expression for the berlin wall as separation of  east and west Germany
  6. Democracy- a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  7. Blockade- the isolation of a place like a port, harbor or city to stop people leaving or coming
  8. Cold war- nations that are at political war but not physical war
  9. Capitalism- a form of government which allows people to start their own business and keep the profits
  10. Civil war- a war within one country between states or people of the same country
  11. Censorship- when newspaper and media are forbidden to print or say some things

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