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Policy of Appeasement
Policy whereby Great Britain and France permitted Hitler's territorial expansion between 1935 and 1938 in exchange for a promise that his demands were limited to German speaking territories TO AVOID ANOTHER WAR.
Harry Truman
33rd President of the United States. Led the U.S. to victory in WWII making the ultimate decision to use atomic weapons for the first time. Shaped U.S. foreign policy regarding the Soviet Union after the war.
Treaty of Versailles
1918- officially ended WW1 - 1)stripped Germany of all Army, Navy, Airforce. 2) Germany had to rapair war damages(33 billion) 3) Germany had to acknowledge guilt for causing WWI 4) Germany could not manefacture any weapons.
D Day
June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
V-E Day
May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered
Holocaust
..., the Nazi program of exterminating(genocide) Jews under Hitler
Genocide
Deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
Battle of Stalingrad
A 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union thanks to harsh winter; turning point of war in Eastern Europe
Mussolini
Italian fascist dictator
Potsdam Conference
(1945) a meeting of Allied leaders in the German city of Potsdam to address issues about the post-World War II Europe
Winston Churchill
A noted British statesman who led Britain throughout most of World War II and along with Roosevelt planned many allied campaigns. He predicted an iron curtain that would separate Communist Europe from the rest of the West.
Communism
A political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country. Equal.
Capitalism
An economic system based on private property and free enterprise.
Franklin D Roosevelt
32nd US President - he was the nation's leader during most of WWII until he passed away and Harry Truman took over.
Axis Powers
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
The Allies
Great Britain, France, USSR (Russia), and USA
Years of WWII
1939-1945
inflation
a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Start to the war
Germany invades Poland
Rise of Nazism
Hitler used the discontent and anger of the people to gain power.
The US enters the War when...
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
Hidecki Tojo
Japanese General of WWII
primary source
an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event

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