US History 1: Chapter 13: World War 2 Erupts

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Adolf Hitler

This ruler of Nazi Germany rose to power by volunteering for the Germany army. Angered by the Treaty of Versailles, he created a political party known as the Nazis. Aided by his talent for public speaking and leadership, he gained influence in German politics, was imprisoned for trying to seize power in Germany, and wrote a book about his belief in the superiority of the German people.

Joseph Stalin

Dictator of communist Russia in the 1920's; he created myths of his own greatness as a way of maintaining fear in his country (Chapter 13, page 390)

Isolationsim

The desire to avoid involvement in foreign wars.
(Chapter 13, page 400)

Interventionism

Roosevelt proposed this practice in opposition to isolationism when Hitler began to rise in power again during World War II. While many did not want to get involved in the war, Roosevelt felt the U.S. needed to intervene to at least help the Allies fighting in Europe. (Chapter 13, pages 401-402)

Pacifists

People who do not believe in the use of military force
(Chapter 13, page 400)

Militarizing the Rhineland

Another way that Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles after WW1. By sending German troops into the Rhineland, which greatly alarmed France because it was so close, Hitler set himself up for beginning the second world war (Chapter 13, page 392)

The Anschluss

In 1938, Germany tried to get Austria to this agreement, which would unite their two countries. However, Austria recognized this as a violation of the Treaty of Versailles, where Germany was not allowed to build up their nation after WW1. Hitler sent troops into Austria when they did not accept the agreement. (Chapter 13, page 393)

Edward R. Murrow

An American radio reporter stationed in London, who broadcasted descriptions of the battles going on in Britain.
(Page 397)

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