Rome Berlin Axis Pact
This was a treaty signed between Fascist brothers Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. They assured an alliance with each other while agreeing to support each other against Allied powers.
Hitler signs a pact with Stalin which says they will not go to war with each other and will give a part of Poland to the Soviet Union.
a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea
Stages of Blitzkrieg
first they selected their target, then stuka dive bombers were send in to soften the enemy up, destroy all the hospitals, railroads, communication centers, civilian centers to create mass confusion. Then most troops were moved by half track vehicles so there was no real need for roads. Dive bombers elimination men marching in refuge.
350 mile system of walls, fortifications and underground tunnels. Designed to protect the French from the Germans which failed.
Battle of Dunkirk
French and British troops stranded at Dunkirk which was the coast of the English Chanel. Under heavy fire and no air to support.
Battle of Atlantic
longest military campaign; German U-boats attack US ships-> allied ships to stop trade and supplies
1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime minister Winston Churchill not to acquire new territory as a result of WWII and to work for peace after the war
weaknesses of the treaty of Versailles
the treaty humiliated Germany; it made Germany take full responsibility for the war; Germany was stripped of its colonial possessions in the Pacific.
Led by Vladimir Lenin it was the Russian communist party that took over the Russian goverment during WWI
Beginning in 1934, Stalin's plan to eliminate all opposition to his Communist government.
5 year plan
Stalin's economics. Forced, rapid industrialization, targets for production. Devastating to agriculture, complete state takeover
characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
National Socialist Party; political group led by hitler that rose to power in Germany in the 1930s
'My Struggle' by hitler, later became the basic book of nazi goals and ideology, reflected obsession