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Pearl Harbor

United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.

The Final Solution

Nazi Germany's plan and execution of its systematic genocide against European jews during World War II.

D-Day

Allied opening of a second front, in Normandy, France

Nuremberg Trials

The trails help after WWII that prosecuted Nazi war criminals

V-E Day

May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered

Operation Overlord

Code name for D-Day

Warsaw Pact

An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO

Joseph Stalin

Soviet Union dictator

Harry Truman

President of the United States during WWII; Gave the order to drop the A-bombs

Mussolini

Fascist dictator of Italy

Midway Island

WWII pacific battle, decisive U.S. victory over powerful Japanese carrier force

Operation Barbarossa

codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II.

Battle of Stalingrad

A 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union.

Fascist Dictators

Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco

The Marshall Plan

Economic aid to help rebuild Europe.

Yalta Conference

"The Big Three", when Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in February, 1945

Battle of the Bulge

last German offensive against the invading allies, Germany lost

Coral Sea

This battle was the first win for America in the Pacific

FDR

President during WWII

Lebensraum

Hitler's plan to increase the living space for the German Nazis

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