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WWII study guide part 1
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The word _____ comes from a Latin word meaning "bundle of sticks".
Fasces were used in Ancient Rome to beat ______ who did not vote the way the emperor wanted.
Fascist dictators began to take over parts of Europe in what two decades in the 20th century?
20's & 30's
Fascist dictators began to take over thru economic conditions created by WWI and the ______.
Who became the prime minister of Italy in 1922?
Mussolini outlawed all non-fascist political parties in Italy and soon became the ____.
Who became chancellor of Germany in January 1933?
German Tripp's moves into the ____ in 1936, which was prohibited by treaty of Versailles.
What was created in 1936 with the signature of both hitler and Mussolini?
What takeover between 1936-39 was a dress rehearsal for World War II?
Spanish civil war
Hitler was given the Sudetenland in return for a promise not to invade the rest of _______.
In March 1939 what two countries agreed to protect Poland in case of a German invasion?
Britain & france
In September 1, 1939 hitler invaded what country that ultimately started WWII?
On September 3, 1939 Britain and France declared war on what two countries?
Germany & italy
In 1931, Japan seized the country of ____.
Who joined the tripartite pact if Germany and Italy in September of 1940?
In 1939 FDR moved the pacific fleet from ____ to Pearl Harbor in hawiii.
What made it impossible in the 1930's for the us to give loans to nations at war or to allow any combatant to buy on credit.
What began on March 1941 that helped the British and French against fascism?
Lend lease act
What two leaders met in August 1941, off the coast of Newfoundland and talked about U.S. joining the allies?
FDR & winston church hill.
The ______ was drew during the Atlantic charter meeting in August or 1941.
United nations (un)
In 1942 Japanese forces seized _____ territories in indochina.
What did the U.S. "freeze" because of French territories being taken over by the Japanese?
Who became prime minister of Japan in October 1941?
In late 1942 the U.S. intercepted messages showing that the Japanese wanted to take over land in _________.
How many Americans lost their lives on December 7 , 1942 when Pearl Harbor was bombed by japan?
(Two thousand and four hundread)
How many Americans planes were lost on December 7,1942 at Pearl Harbor?
What was FDR'S famous quote in his war message to Congress on December 8, 1941?
A date which will live in infamy
What two things did German subs try to keep from reaching Britain?
Food & supplies
What did allied ships use to locate and attack German subs?
What ocean did U.S. try to maintain control of to protect Britain defeat by the Germans?
Mass attack techniques against ship convoys by German u-boats in wwII
What does sonar stand for?
Sound Navigation And Ranging
Name the two allied generals who helped defeat Germany in North Africa
Eisen hower & montgomery
As the Casablanca conference it was agreed that only an ____ was acceptable from all axis powers
What American general defeated the country of Italy?
Who captured Mussolini and set up a fascist state in northern Italy?
How long was the battle of Anzio in Italy?
How many AMERICANS DIED in northern Italy during WWII?
How many GERMANS DIED in northern Italy during WWII?
How many German shoulders did hitler use to att the the Soviet Union in WWII?
What did FDR refuse to do for Soviet Union when Germany invaded?
Lend - lease
FDR didn't necessarily wanted to help the Soviet Union because he was afraid to be caught helping a ____ nation
What kind of fighting probably saved Stalingrad from defeat to the Germans?
House - to - house
On January 31, 1943 how many Germans surrendered to the Soviet army in Stalingrad?
After the German defeat in Stalingrad what front did Germany effectively lose?
What kind of bombing tactic did the U.S. begin to use in Germany in 1942?
What Germany city was probably the most famous campaign in air war during WWII?
D-day occurred on June 6 , 1944 along the beaches of Normandy in what country?
How many allied troops occupied France by July of 1944?
What city was freed in August 1944 by American forces?
What two countries were freed from nazi control in September 1944?
Beljium & holland
In December of 1944 what was the last German offensive launched in WWII?
Battle of thr bulge
How many American troops fought at the battle of the bulge?
A little over ____ German spillers fought at the battle of the bulge.
How many German soilders lost their lives at the battle of the bulge
What two countries closed in on Germany from east and west
U.S. & soviet union
What was May 8, 1945 known as?
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