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world history exam # 1

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Another term for Adolf Hitler
der fuehrer
Before WWII started, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain gave in to Germany's aggressive policies. The practice of not punishing became known as
appeasement
Group of soldiers made up of second-generation Japanese-American
nisei battalions
City were the rials were held to determine guilt of those who participated in the genocide of the Jews
Nuremberg
After the allies were able to capture the islands of __ & Okinawa, we were able to bomb the country of Japan directly
Iwa Jima
This German general of the North African theater of war was nicknamed the "Desert Fox"
Rommel
Foreign policy of the US, that tried to keep us out of European conflicts.
isolationism
The last major offensive by the Germans of WWII.
battle of the bulge
Japanese for "Divine Wind"
Kamikaze
When Germany invaded the Sudetenland, he was quoted as needing room to live
lebensraum
June 6 1944 this day is d-day where did the allies land_________
normandy
Before invading Italy the allies staged the forces on the island of_________
sicily
German term for "lightning war"___________
blitskreig
This person was a leader of a fascist group known as the Nazis_______
hitler
December 7, 1941 this date marks the Japanese attack on which military base___________
pearl harbor
The German air force_________
luftwaffe
Congressional law that made conscription mandatory_________
selective service
The belief that a persons country is superior to others_______________
nationalism
In a fascist society the government assumes ownership of key industries what type of economy is this_________
socialism
During ww2 the soviet union had a command economy where the government owned virtually all aspects of industry. What term describes this economic system__________
communism
Japanese city that was first to be devastated by the atomic bomb____________
hiroshima
Code name for the American project to develop the atomic bomb_________
manhattan
The German government officially considered which race to be superior to others________
aryan
Government agency responsible for turning our economy from "guns to butter" during ww2___________
war production board
He was president of the U.S. at the end of WW2__________
truman
This person was the leader of a fascist group known as the black shirts____________
mussolini
He was the leader of great Britain during WW2________
churchill
Term describing the practice of dimming lights to make it more difficult for enemy bombers to find a city___________
blackout
President of the U.S when America entered ww2___________-
rosevelt
He was the leader of the USSR during WW2___________
stalin
A Japanese pilot who flew a suicide mission to destroy allied naval ships___________
kamakaze
Early in ww2 Germany signed a non-aggression pact with which country__________
soviet union
Germanys invasion of the country of __________ is considered the beginning of WW2
poland
Belief that the Jewish population was inferior__________
anti-semetism
Ww2 naval hero credited with the successful strategy of island hopping in the pacific theatre of war________
nimitz
The three nations that made up the tri-partite pact are Germany, Japan, and _____________
itily
Another term for Benito Mussolini__________
il duce
before ww2 germany stopped payments of reparations, raised an offensive military attack, entered alloies & captured foreign lands through aggresstion. all of the violate what aggrement?________
treaty of versailles