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Spring Final World- 2

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kamikazes
a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
Tojo
Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II
mobilization
act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
Hitler Youth
Organizations set up under Hitler to train an educate German young people in Nazi beliefs
Holocaust
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
Auschwitz
a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
Einsatzgruppen
Nazi strike forces that killed innocent Jews with their infamous "death squads"
Himmler
German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)
Normandy
where the Allies land on June 6, 1944, D-Day
partisans
Resistance fighters
Midway
naval battle of World War II (June 1942)
isolationism
a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
Maginot Line
a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
sanctions
something that forces obedience with a law or rule
Stalin
Leader of Russia during WWII
Hitler
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Churchill
British statesman and leader during World War II
Mussolini
Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
FDR
Roosevelt, the President of the United States during the Depression and WWII. He instituted the New Deal. Served from 1933 to 1945, he was the only president in U.S. history to be elected to four terms
truman
Elected Vice president in 1944; 33rd President, after FDR's death; led the U.S. through the end of World War II and beginning of the Cold War
Nuremberg Laws
established legal basis in Nazi Germany for discrimination against Jews.
Aryan race
the pure Germanic race, used by the Nazis to suggest a superior non-Jewish Caucasian typified by height, blonde hair, blue eyes
Enabling Act
enabled Hitler to get rid of the Reichstag parliament and pass laws without reference to parliament
Reichstag
german parliament

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