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world 2nd semester final
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what caused Germans to start taking Adolf Hitler and his message seriously?
the economic crises brought on by the Depression
who did China's peasants allign themselves with in the 1920s?
what event in 1937 halted the Chinese civil war?
the Japanese launched an all-out invasion of China
what idea was the major justification for U.S. foreign policy during Cold War era?
why were thousands of U.S. citizens put in internment camps during the war?
they were of Japanese descent and falsely labeled as enemies
after gaining their independence, India and Pakistan fought a war over
which of the following factors led to the fall of France to the Nazis?
all of the above
what was the Strategic Defense Initiative?
a system to protect the United States against enemy missiles
where were atomic bombs dropped?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
what was significant about the Battle of Midway?
it turned the war in the Pacific against the Japanese
in the 1940s and 1950s, what did the region described as being "behind the iron curtain" include?
Soviet Union and its satellite nations
which exiled leader led the religious opposition to Western influences in Iran?
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini
what was the goal of Hitler's "Final Solution"?
it was genocide of people the Nazis considered inferior
what was the name of the alliance established by European Communist nations in response to NATO?
how did civilians join in the war effort?
all of the above
what was the purpose of the Truman Doctrine?
to support countries that rejected communism
what does the use of kamikaze pilots show about Japanese culture?
they valued national honor more than individual life
how were the Holocaust and Hitler's "Final Solution" related?
Holocaust is the term for the genocide that resulted from the plan called the "Final Solution"
when did Chinese troops enter the war in Korea?
when the fighting neared China's border
the Munich Conference came to symbolize the dangers of what?
which German political party sought to overturn the Treaty of Versailles and combat communism?
which leader won China's civil war, and what name did he give to the country?
Mao Zedong; People's Republic of China
what event increased U.S. spending on education and technology?
soviet launching a space satellite
what did the Allies' strategy of "island hopping" in the Pacific involve?
attacks only on islands that were not well-defended
which of the following worked together to produce similar goals?
Truman Doctrine and containment
which of the following battles marked the final German offensive?
Battle of the Bulge
during the Cultural Revolution, who were the "new heroes" of China?
which of the following might have located after the partition of India?
a Muslim in India
the German blitzkrieg was a military strategy that depended on what advantage?
surprise and overwhelming force
what was the policy of appeasement?
the British and French decision to give into aggression to keep peace
the extremist Islamic group that seized control of Afghanistan during the 1990s was known as the
terrorism that involves politically motivated attacks on information systems is known as
why did Japan invade Manchuria?
gain its iron ore and coal deposits
what is a totalitarian state?
a state in which the working class is glorified and has the greatest voice in government
what event occurred on the day described as "a date which will live in infamy"?
attack on Pearl Harbor
what crucial lesson was learned in the Battle of Britain
that Hitler's advances could be blocked
which two groups fought a civil war in China both before and after World War II?
the nationalists and the communists
which European countries could receive aid through the Marshall Plan?
any European country that needed it
what was the immediate impact of the terrorist attack in the United States on September 11, 2001?
it left Americans feeling vulnerable and afraid
who led the famous protest known as the Salt March?
Mohandis K. Gandhi
what fear added to the appeal of fascism in Italy and Germany?
a Communist revolution
how did the Japanese try to build a Pacific empire?
by taking over U.S., British, and French territories
during the war in Korea, what did President Truman and Douglass MacArthur disagree strongly about?
the use of nuclear weapons
what event marked the beginning of the Great Depression?
the stock market crash of 1929
who were most of the Vietcong?
pro-communist South Vietnamese
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