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Unit 7 World War II

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Appeasement
policy of Western European states accepting Hitler's demands if they seemed reasonable to maintain peace.
Blitzkrieg
offensive war tactic known as "lightning war"
Isolationism
policy of neutrality that separates a country from being involved with external political affairs, specifically WWII.
Lebensraum
a theory that superior nations have the right of living space through expansion.
Kamikaze
Japanese suicide pilots
Genocide
the deliberate killing or removal of a large group of people especially those of a specific ethnic group
Auschwitz
the largest Nazi death camp in WWII
Nuremberg Trials
Trials of Nazi leaders after WWII for committing war crimes.
D-Day
June 6, 1944 - Over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
Holocaust
A methodical plan orchestrated by Hitler to ensure German supremacy. It called for the elimination of Jews, non-conformists, homosexuals, non-Aryans, and mentally and physically disabled.
sanctions
restrictions intended to enforce international law
demilitarized
an area with all military weapons or fortifications removed
Final Solution
Heinrich Himmler's plan of committing genocide of European Jews.
Atrocity
an extremely wicked or cruel act, usually of physical violence
Internment camp
a prison camp to hold enemy aliens or prisoners of war.
Winston Churchill
Britain's new prime minister during WWII who pleaded for US aid.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The 32nd president of the United States. He was President from 1933 until his death in 1945 during both the Great Depression and World War II.
Douglas MacArthur
United States general who commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II, (1880-1964), he accepted Japan's surrender in 1945.
Dwight Eisenhower
US General of the Allied forces in Europe during WWII and commander of the DDay invasion.
Nazi-Soviet Pact
agreement between Hitler and Stalin that said they would both invade Poland and not attack one another