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12 terms

WWII

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fascism (fascist)
militarily dominated government which controls all aspects of society
dictator
govermental leader who has absolute control
propaganda
misleading information designed to sway ones opinion
isolationism
withdrawing from world affairs
appeasement
attempting to avoid conflict by making concessions and agreeing to part of the demands
Blitzkreig
"lightening war" a tactic used by the German military involving fast attacks
D-day
June 6, 1955 Allies land on the beaches in Normandy, France and go on the offensive to drive Hitlers forces back into Germany
Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 -Japan attacks US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - this brings the US into WWII
Manhattan Project
the US research to make the atomic bomb
island-hopping
an Allied tactic where only certain islands were targeted for attack in the Pacific - these islands had strategic significance
kamikaze
towards the end of WWII Japanese pilots conducted suicide missions, crashing their planes into ships to sink them
veto power
the ability to stop any proposed UN action by voting no