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World War II Quiz

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land acquired by Germany through the Munich Pact, part of Czechoslovakia
Sudetenland
policy practiced by Britain and France, basically giving into aggression of Germany
Policy of Appeasement
Pan-American Union declares united opposition to foreign intervention and aggression
Declaration of Lima
non-aggression pact between Germany and the USSR
Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact
Pan-American Union establishes a 300-1000 mile Safety Zone around the Americas
Declaration of Panama
line of mobilization inside Germany along the border with France
Siegfried Line
line of mobilization inside France along the border with Germany
Maginot Line
"the sitting war" between Germany and France
Sitzkrieg
commune in Northern France that was evacuated by the allies
Dunkirk
government in France controlled by the Nazis
Vichy Government
head of Vichy Government
Henri Petain
legitimate French government located in Britain
Free French Government
head of Free French Government
Charles DeGaulle
Germanys plan to invade and encircle Britain
Battle of Britain
German air forces
Luftwaffe
British air force
RAF
Colonies in Western Hemisphere were in danger of Nazi occupation would immediately be under control of American Republics
Act of Havana
reinforced existing laws to check for aliens, made it illegal to advocate overthrow of the US government
Alien Registration Act
first peacetime draft
Burke Wadsworth Act
undeclared naval war between US and Germany
Battle of the Atlantic
FDR and Churchill agree to the four freedoms (speech, worship, want, fear)
Atlantic Charter Meeting
this person said "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few"
Winston Churchill
supreme commander of Japan's combined fleets, mastermind of Pearl Harbor attack
Yamamoto
commander of fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor
Nagumo
American admiral in charge of Pearl Harbor
Admiral Husband Kimmel
general in charge of Pearl Harbor
General Walter Short
secretary of Navy who said that the American Navy was second to none
Frank Knox
first place in Pearl Harbor that was attacked
Hickam Field
first ship to sink in the battleship row of Pearl Harbor
USS Oklahoma
ship in Pearl Harbor that sustained the greatest number of casualties
USS Arizona
only ship able to get under way at Pearl Harbor
USS Nevada
Journalist, wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"
William Shirer
Chancellor of the First Austrian Republic (Opposed Hitler), bullied by Hitler into signing an agreement to bring Austrian Nazis into his Government
Kurt von Schusnigg
British Conservative politician, Prime Minister of the UK, known for appeasement
Neville Chamberlain
French radical politician, Prime Minister of France
Edouard Daladier
British conservative politician, against the Munich Pact
Winston Churchill
Union between Austria and Germany
Anschluss
Agreement permitted the Nazi German annexation of Czech's Sudetenland
Munich Pact
a lightning war
blitzkrieg
Poem written by Auden about the outbreak of WWII
September 1, 1939
Republican nominee against FDR in 1940
Wendell Wilkie
Emperor of Japan, thought of as "god-like"
Emperor Hirohito
Mutual defense treaty between Japan, Germany, and Italy. Nations became known as the Axis powers. Wanted to keep the US out of war
Axis Tripartite Pact
Part of lend-lease, legal cover for the US to aid the British against Germany without violating the Neutrality Act
Destroyer Deal
Propaganda slogan used by FDR in fireside chat, promised to help UK fight Germany without getting involved because they were financially capable of creating the weapons
Arsenal of Democracy
Replaced "cash an carry", president could lend or lease arms and other supplies to "any country whose defense was vital to the US"
Lend-Lease
Groups of 15-20 German U-Boats patrolling shipping lanes for cargo ships
Wolf Packs
typewriter-like contraption for encoding and decoding messeges
enigma
operation to crack the Germans Enigma code
ultra
Bombing of London by Germany, 9 months, 60,000 killed, won by RAF
Blitz