Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
Pact between the Nazi's and Soviets that promised not to attack one another and secretly agreed to invade and divide Poland between themselves
"lightning war" that emphasized the use of speed and firepower to penetrate deep into the enemy's territory
group of countries led by Germany, Italy, and Japan that fought the Allies in World War II
group of countries led by Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union that fought the Axis Powers in World War II
eight month period of relative quiet after the Polish campaign
an interconnected series of fortresses that France had constructed in preparation for Hitler's invasion
British prime minister
The larger northern German controlled part was called Occupied France and the smaller southern French administrated part was called Unoccupied France or Vichy France
What were the two divisions of France during the war?
How many days did it take for France to fall to Hitler's power?
Germany: rebuilt military, reclaimed Saar region from France, invadd the Rhineland, Anschluss, invaded the Sudetenland. Italy: invaded Ethiopia. Spain: Fascists rebel against the government. Japan: conquered Manchuria and parts of China
What were the Acts of Aggression in Euorpe and Asia (Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan)
Hitler's plan to invade Britain that depended on Germany's air force destroying the British Royal Air Force and gaining control of the skies over the English Channel
What was Operation Sea Lion?
acts that imposed certain restrictions on Americans during times of war. they also prevented Americans from making loans to belligerents or selling them arms and munitions.
What were the Neutrality Acts?
Neutrality Act of 1939
act that allowed nations at war to buy goods and arms in the United States if they paid cash and carried the merchandise on their own ships
Americans were shocked by remained deeply divided over American involvement in another war - especially after they endured the Great Depression
How did Americans react ot evetns in Europe an dAsia in the early years of WWII?