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Identify multiple causes of World War II (at least eight)?
Germany invading Poland
Treaty of Versailles
What were some of the problems that led to the rise of dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan?
The problems that led to the rise of dictators was their defeat in WWI, and the need for land and resources.
Why did Neville Chamberlain announce that appeasement with Germany (Munich Agreement) would bring "peace in our time?"
Neville Chamberlain announced that appeasement with Germany would bring world peace because Hitler promised he wouldnt take anymore land.
Why did the policy of appeasement developed by Great Britain and France fail to stop Germany from expanding prior to the outbreak of World War II?
The policy for appeasement developed by Great Britain and France failed to stop Germany from expanding because the dictators wanted more land.
Who were the main Axis Powers? Who were the main Allied Powers?
Axis: Germany, Japan, Italy
Allies: United States, Britain, France, Soviet Union
What is blitzkrieg and why was it an effective strategy for the Germans?
Blitzkrieg is lighting war and it healed Germany because they had a strong mobile force.
Why was Hitler unable to conquer Great Britain?
Great Britain had a strong air force and the people of GB refused to surrender.
What deal was made between Hitler and Stalin at the onset of World War II? Who eventually broke the deal?
Germany broke the deal by attacking them.
Why did Germany attack the Soviet Union?
Hitler was scared Stalin was going to attack Germany first.
What was the Lend-Lease program? Who was it able to help? How did it affect the U.S. economy?
The Lend-Lease program let the United States lend weapons to the Allied nations and after the war the allies had to pay the United States back. This brought the U.S out of the war.
Explain how the United States became involved in the war.
The United States became involved when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, so the U.S. wanted revenge.
What was D-Day and why was it significant?
D-Day was the day allies helped France get out of Germany's control.
Why were the Germans surprised on D-Day?
The Allied power surprised them by attacking somewhere else.
Why was the Battle of the Bulge significant?
The allies were winning more battles and getting closer to Berlin.
In early 1945, Germany continued to face a two-front war. Which Allies were fighting the Germans in the West? Which main Allied Power was fighting in the East?
West: United States and Britain
East: Soviet Union
What was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was the plan for the annihilation of Jews in Europe.
What is genocide?
Genocide is a hatred of a group(Jews).
What was the strategy of island hopping, and why did it prove successful for the United States?
Island hopping is when an army takes over and island then uses it for a base, then takes over another island. It proved successful for the United States because they used it to defeat Japan.
What was the purpose of the Manhattan Project?
The purpose of the Manhattan project was to create a successful atomic bomb.
What is a kamikaze?
Kamikaze was an airplane that had a mission of crashing into a naval base.
Why did Truman choose not to invade mainland Japan?
Truman didn't was to put millions of soldiers in danger.
Why did Japan eventually surrender?
Japan surrendered when they were bombed twice by the U.S.
Why did the nation put thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps during the war?
The United States was scared that they were spies and would help the Japanese soldiers invade the U.S.
How did the war lift the United States out of the Great Depression?
The United States made many war weapons and sold it to other countries.
What is the significance of V-E Day and V-J Day?
The significance of V-E and V-J day marked down the surrenders of the Axis powers.
Which nation lost the most soldiers and civilians in the war?
What principles did the Nuremberg trials establish?
The Nuremberg Trials established crimes against humanity.
What is the major purpose of the United Nations? How is it different from the League of Nations?
The major purpose of the United States is to keep world peace.
What happened to the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union after the war? Give more than one example.
The United States and the Soviet union competed to be the best power. The U.S. wanted to be a democracy and the Soviet union wanted to be communist.
Why might World War II be considered a "good war?"
WWII may be considered as a good war because it put an end dictatorship in Europe.
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