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country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives
rooted in miliarism, extreme nationalism, and blind loyalty to the state; dictators vowed to create new empires
a person or group of people on whom is blamed for others' problems (like in WWII, Jews for Germany)
agreement signed between Hitler and Stalin in 1939 in which the two dictators agreed not to attack each other
WWII military alliance of Britain, France, Soviet Union, China, the U.S., and 45 other countries
Battle of Britain
Germany's failed attempt to subdue Britain in 1940 in preparation for invasion (Germans bombed Britain continuously but Britain resisted with fighter pilots and Hitler gave up invasion)
Battle of Midway
a 1942 battle in the Pacific during which American planes sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers (protected Hawaii)
day of the invasion of Western Europe by Allied forces-June 6, 1944 (Allied forces landed at France, freed Paris; slowly advanced to Germany)
Battle of the Bulge
German counter-attack in December 1944 that temporarily slowed the allied invasion of Germany (Audie Murphy was the hero)
during WWII, Allied strategy of capturing Japanese-held islands to gain control of the Pacific Ocean (American ships shelled an island; troops waded ashore; hand-to-hand fighting occured until island was captured)
during WWII, Navajo soldiers who used their own language to radio vital messages during the island-hopping campaign
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