Dictator of Germany
Dictator of Soviet Union
Dictator of Itlay
Dictator of Spain
Japan and the League of Nations
1933 Japan dropped out of League
China & Manchuria
Manchuria 1931, invaded China 1937, by 1939 Japan controlled 1/4 of China
Countries that aided Spain during the Spanish Civil War
Italy & Germany aided Franco
Hitler's viiolations of the Treaty of Versailles
Rearmed military, marched troops into Rhineland, Annexed Austria
Kellogg Briand Pact
Outlawed war, 62 nations signed
giving into an aggressor to avoid war
German political party headed by Hitler
German secret police
Sequence of events from the Munich Pact until the beginning of WW II
1. Hitler given the Sudentenland 9/38. (Munich Pact)
2. March 1939 Hitler takes over the rest of Czech
3. August 1939:P Nazi Soviet Non-Agression Pact
4. Sept. 1939: Germany invades Poland, France and Great Britain declare war, WWII begins
"Lightening War"--Starts with Poland
France's 200 mile long concrete bunker to defend against a German attack. France: loses in six weeks. Dunkirk: 338,000 British and French soldier evacuated, morale boost for Great Britain. French Surrender: Northern France occupied by Germany
Battle of Britain
Radar & Enigma aided the British
Hitler's two big mistakes in 1941
Attacking the Soviet Union & declaring war on the United States
Germany's attack of the Soviet Union
Stated war aims of Great Britain and the US. Joint declaration that Roosevelt and churchill created. It upheld free trade among the nations and the right of people to choose their own government. It later served as the Allie's peace plan at the end of WWII
US Neutrality Acts of 1935 & 1937
banded sale of war materials to countries at war
Lend Lease Act
US could lend/lease weapons/supplies to countries 'vital'
December 7, 1941, Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and the US declares war on Japan
Leader of US
Leader of the Soviet Union
Leader of Great Britain
What is the significance of Stalingrad?
turning point of the war in the Soviet Union.
What is the significance of North Africa (El Amanein)?
First major Nazi defeat
What is the significance of Operation Overlord (D-Day)?
opened a second front in Europe
What is the significance of the Midway?
turning point in the war in the Pacific
What is the significance of the Battle of the Bulge?
German's last major offensive of the War
What is the significance of the Manhattan Project?
secret plan to build the Atomic bomb
What is the significance of Battle of Britain?
it was shown that Hitler's attacks could be blocked
What is the significance of Pearl Harbor?
brought the USA into the war
Big Three (Stalin, FDR, & Churchill) agreed:
1. Temporarily divide Germany
2. Free election in liberated areas
3. Soviet Union would join in the war against Japan
How many were killed in the Holocause and how many were Jews?
12 million killed, 6 million were Jews
What is V E Day?
victory in Europe
What is V J Day?
victory in Japan
Which country suffered the most during the war?
Where were the two atomic bombs dropped?
Hiroshima & Nagasaki