World War II
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lmorpurgo Plus on August 22, 2012
After World War I most Americans wanted to avoid involvement in international Conflicts. While America was dealing with the Great Depression and Dust bowl during the 1930's, Japan, Germany, and Italy were building up their military power and invaded other countries. The US eventually abandoned After World War I most Americans wanted to avoid involvement in international Conflicts. While America was dealing with the Great Depression and Dust bowl during the 1930's, Japan, Germany, and Italy were building up their military power and invaded other countries. The US eventually abandoned its policy of neutrality and once the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941 we enter World War II. (see more)
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A ruler who has complete power over a country.
|Totalitarian State||A single party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives. The government cannot be challenged.|
policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
|Aggression||Any warlike act by one country against another without a reason.|
|Fascist Party|| |
Italian political party created by Benito Mussolini during World War I. It emphasized aggressive nationalism and was Mussolini's instrument for the creation of a dictatorship in Italy from 1922 to 1943.
|Adolf Hitler|| |
This dictator was the leader of the Nazi Party. He believed that strong leadership was required to save Germanic society, which was at risk due to Jewish, socialist, democratic, and liberal forces.
|Neutrality Acts|| |
The United States adopted a policy of isolationism at the beginning of World War II. Congress also passed a series of laws that banned the sale of weapons or loans made to countries at war in Europe.
|Concentration Camps|| |
prison camps used under the rule of Hitler in Nazi Germany. Conditions were inhuman, and prisoners, mostly Jewish people, were generally starved or worked to death, or killed immediately.
|annex||take (territory) by conquest|
|Appeasement||Giving in to the demands of a major power(s) in an effort to maintain peace and stability.|
|Munich Conference||Hitler promised that Germany would seek no further territory once it was allowed to keep the Sudetenland. (that it took) To save the peace Britain and France gave in and let Hitler keep the Sudetenland.|
|Nazi- Soviet Pact||Hitler made an alliance with the Soviet Union. In August of 1939 the two countries agreed not to attack each other. Secretly they were going to divide Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe between them.|
|Blitzkrieg||A German form of fighting - lightning war. The Germans would use planes and tanks consistently until their target gave up and surrendered.|
|Axis powers||in World War II, the nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan, which had formed an alliance in 1936.|
|Allied Powers||France, Britain, USSR, United States, and China as well as 45 other countries that opposed the Axis powers in World War II|
|Lend-Lease Act||In March of 1941 Congress passed this act which allowed sales or loans of war materials to "any country whose defense the President thinks is important to the defense of the United States." The U.S. sent airplanes, tanks, guns and ammunition to Britain.|
|Pear Harbor|| |
Home base in Oahu, Hawaii for America's Pacific fleet- attacked by the Japanese on (December 7 1941)
|Home Front||term given to the United States mainland during the war. The U.S. civilian population was mobilized to help the military in Europe by having women work in factories, growing their own food to ship to Europe, etc...|
|Victory Gardens|| |
Backyard gardens; Americans were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to support the war effort
|Japanese Internment Camps|| |
The forcible relocation of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans to housing facilities called "War Relocation Camps", in the wake of Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
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