Hitler's objectives in Europe
Germany needed more lebensraum, or living space for its expanding population
Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor
when the Japanese invaded Indochina, FDR demanded that they leave and froze all of Japan's American assets. Japen decided to go to war with the USA, viewing the country as a threat to its goals to expand East.
Appeasement define and why did it fail
granting concessions to maintain peace. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stated that through this process Europe would become stablized and Hitler would not be of any kind of threat to the world.
May 7, 1945; the Germans surrendered. the next day was considered a celebration to the Allies
Scorched earth policy
policy introduced by Stalin; if the Germans forced the Soviets to retreat, Soviet citizens would destroy anything that could possibly be used by the Germans
issued by Hitler: the Nazis would rule Europe and exploit its resources and eliminated any "undesirable elements" (Jews and Slavs)