world history exam # 1

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Another term for Adolf Hitler

der fuehrer

Before WWII started, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain gave in to Germany's aggressive policies. The practice of not punishing became known as

appeasement

Group of soldiers made up of second-generation Japanese-American

nisei battalions

City were the rials were held to determine guilt of those who participated in the genocide of the Jews

Nuremberg

After the allies were able to capture the islands of __ & Okinawa, we were able to bomb the country of Japan directly

Iwa Jima

This German general of the North African theater of war was nicknamed the "Desert Fox"

Rommel

Foreign policy of the US, that tried to keep us out of European conflicts.

isolationism

The last major offensive by the Germans of WWII.

battle of the bulge

Japanese for "Divine Wind"

Kamikaze

When Germany invaded the Sudetenland, he was quoted as needing room to live

lebensraum

June 6 1944 this day is d-day where did the allies land_________

normandy

Before invading Italy the allies staged the forces on the island of_________

sicily

German term for "lightning war"___________

blitskreig

This person was a leader of a fascist group known as the Nazis_______

hitler

December 7, 1941 this date marks the Japanese attack on which military base___________

pearl harbor

The German air force_________

luftwaffe

Congressional law that made conscription mandatory_________

selective service

The belief that a persons country is superior to others_______________

nationalism

In a fascist society the government assumes ownership of key industries what type of economy is this_________

socialism

During ww2 the soviet union had a command economy where the government owned virtually all aspects of industry. What term describes this economic system__________

communism

Japanese city that was first to be devastated by the atomic bomb____________

hiroshima

Code name for the American project to develop the atomic bomb_________

manhattan

The German government officially considered which race to be superior to others________

aryan

Government agency responsible for turning our economy from "guns to butter" during ww2___________

war production board

He was president of the U.S. at the end of WW2__________

truman

This person was the leader of a fascist group known as the black shirts____________

mussolini

He was the leader of great Britain during WW2________

churchill

Term describing the practice of dimming lights to make it more difficult for enemy bombers to find a city___________

blackout

President of the U.S when America entered ww2___________-

rosevelt

He was the leader of the USSR during WW2___________

stalin

A Japanese pilot who flew a suicide mission to destroy allied naval ships___________

kamakaze

Early in ww2 Germany signed a non-aggression pact with which country__________

soviet union

Germanys invasion of the country of __________ is considered the beginning of WW2

poland

Belief that the Jewish population was inferior__________

anti-semetism

Ww2 naval hero credited with the successful strategy of island hopping in the pacific theatre of war________

nimitz

The three nations that made up the tri-partite pact are Germany, Japan, and _____________

itily

Another term for Benito Mussolini__________

il duce

before ww2 germany stopped payments of reparations, raised an offensive military attack, entered alloies & captured foreign lands through aggresstion. all of the violate what aggrement?________

treaty of versailles

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