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14.1 - World War II (Isolationism and Pearl Harbor)
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A policy of not being involved in international affairs or joining in treaties with other nations.
Good Neighbor Policy
President Franklin Roosevelt's foreign policy during the 1930s with regards to Latin America. He withdrew the military and renounced intervention, reversing Theodore Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.
Washington Naval Conference
Meeting of nine world powers in 1921 and 1922 in which they agreed to limit the size of their navies.
Fascist leader of Italy during the 1930s and World War II.
Government system in which one person maintains total control and that leader and the country are synonymous. Thus, citizens declare loyalty to the leader, rather than the nation.
Fascist Nazi leader of Germany during the 1930s and World War II.
Hitler's political party. Their full name was the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Agreement between Hitler and the United Kingdom in 1938. Hitler promised not to invade his neighbors in exchange for British Prime Minister Chamberlain's agreement to let Hitler control the Sudetenland. Chamberlain believed the agreement would preserve peace. It actually convinced Hitler that the British would not stop his expansionist plans.
Attempting to avoid a conflict by giving someone what they want.
Second leader of the Soviet Union from 1922-1953.
The alliance of Nazi Germany, Mussolini's Italy, and Japan during World War II.
The northeastern corner of China. It was administered by Japan in the 1930s as a puppet state.
American policy toward Japanese expansion in China in the 1930s. The United States refused to recognize the legality of the Japanese occupation.
Marco Polo Bridge Incident
Fight between Japanese and Chinese troops in 1937 that led to open war in China.
Rape of Nanjin
War crime in which Japanese troops raped, tortured and murdered thousands of civilians after capturing the city of Nanjin, China in 1937-38.
America First Committee
Group that included many prominent Americans in the 1930s which advocated for isolationism.
Set of laws passed by Congress in the second half of the 1930s that prohibited President Roosevelt from actively supporting any side during World War II.
Leader of the Chinese during World War II. He led the nationalists against the communists in China's civil war.
German for "lightning war." It described the German battlefield tactics which included the combined use of infantry, tanks, and aircraft.
Cash and Carry
American policy in which the United Kingdom could purchase war materials so long as they paid in full and transported the materials on British ships. It was a first step toward joining the war.
French colony in Southeast Asia that included the modern nations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Battle of Britain
Air war between Germany and Great Britain in 1940. Hitler tried to force the British to sue for peace by bombing cities.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II.
American policy starting in early 1941 to provide war material to the United Kingdom. Under the policy, the British did not have to pay for what they needed up front, thus ending the Cash and Carry policy.
Agreement between President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom in August 1941 before the United States joined World War II. It outlined the Anglo-American war goals of preserving democracy and self-determination.
Army general and prime minister of Japan during World War II.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941. The event that propelled the United States into World War II.
A date which will live in infamy
Famous line from President Franklin Roosevelt's war message to Congress the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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