World War 2: Multiple Choice
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What was the U.S. foreign policy at the start of WW2?
The foreign policy was isolationist. They didn't want to be dragged into a Second World War.
What were the causes of WW2?
Japan beginning an all-out war on China
Hitler claiming Czechoslovakia
Hitler invading Poland
The Soviet Union invadind Finland and annexing Estonia, Lithuania, and Lativia
What were details about the Axis leaders? (Hitler & Mussolini)
They were totalitarian and fascist dictators. This means they ruled a government rooted in militarism, extreme nationalism, and blind loyalty to the state.
What was Japanese- American internment?
This was when 110,000 Japanese-Americans were gathered into relocation camps because they might act as spies for Japan.
What countries were Allied powers?
Britain, France, The United States, the Soviet Union, China, and 45 other countries
What countries were Axis powers?
Germany, Japan, Italy, and 6 other countries.
What happened on December 7th, 1941?
In less than 2 hours, the Japanese sank or severly damaged 19 ships, 200 planes, and killed about 2,400 people
How did the D-Day invasion affect the war?
This affected the war because the Allied were soon able to free Paris and later France. Which opened up another fighting front.
What was the Holocaust?
This was the slaughter of Europe´s Jews, Poles, Slavs, and Gypsies by the Nazis
6 million+ Jews were tortured and murdered through gas chambers
What was the purpose of the Nuremberg Trials?
This was to prove the German Leaders were to blame for the deaths of Millions of people.
How many presidential terms did FDR serve?
He served a full 3 terms. He was then elected for a 4th term but died before he could take office.
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