the state of not taking sides, especially in a war or dispute
bomb dropped by an American bomber on Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroying both cities
Germany, Italy, and Japan
France, Britain, USSR, United States, and China as well as 45 other countries that opposed the Axis powers in World War II
this stands for the Women Army Corps; the women did not fight in combat, but played a big role in the war, doing jobs like nurses
A ruler who has complete power over a country
a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
symbol of the Nazi party
prejudice against Jews
Having little to do with the political affairs of other nations
a limited portion or allowance of food or goods; limitation of use
practice of giving in to an aggressor nation's demands in order to keep peace
Name given to the German goal of killing all European Jews.
The mass murder of 6 million Jews and others in Nazi concentration camps.
Japanese suicide pilots who would crash their planes into ships and military bases in order to cause lots of damage.
June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
Series of trials in 1945 conducted by an International Military Tribunal in which former Nazi leaders were charged with crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes
nickname given to the area off the coast of NC near Cape Hatteras where German U-boats sank many American merchant vessels
law passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher educations
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
"Victory over Japan day" is the celebration of the Surrender of Japan, which was initially announced on August 15, 1945
May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered