Semester Exam World History (blackboard) 10gr 2 semester PART 4
World War II (1930-1945)
Terms in this set (31)
a system in which one leader rules all aspects of the lives of citizens
a book written by Hitler while imprisoned; means "my struggle"
giving in to demands in order to keep the peace
a policy in which a nation avoids interfering with other nations
places where Japanese Americans were relocated during World War II
the "Night of the Broken Glass" during which businesses and homes of German Jews were destroyed
a secret American project in which scientists developed the atomic bomb
tension between two superpower nations that led to an arms race
After World War I, the severe depression and devastation of nations resulted in
the rise of dictators and totalitarian governments in Europe.
Which nation moved into Manchuria in the 1930s, resulting in the creation of the puppet state of Manchukuo?
Which system of government is furthest left on the political spectrum and, as a totalitarian regime, focuses on government owning all aspects of the economy, including property and the means of production?
Which leader succeeded Vladimir Lenin in 1924 as the head of the Soviet Union?
Identify the totalitarian leader whose political platform was based on anti-Semitism, or prejudice against Jews, and sought to exterminate them from the nation.
What occurred on November 9 and 10, 1938, in Germany that was a precursor for what was to come?
Businesses and homes of Jews were destroyed in an organized violent attack.
Hitler believed that what group of people was the master race, as he made plans for territorial expansion to provide more living space for them?
Adolf Hitler annexed which two German-speaking regions before invading and conquering Czechoslovakia in 1939?
Austria and the Sudetenland
What nation did Germany conquer in September 1939 using the blitzkrieg method, which marked the beginning of World War II?
Which of the following did NOT occur after Germany invaded the Soviet Union?
Germany conquered the Soviet Union and exiled Joseph Stalin to Siberia.
At what point did the United States become involved in World War II?
after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor
Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
The United States refused to sell oil to Japan.
Select the term used to describe the extermination of the Jews during World War II.
How did the war between the United States and Japan come to an end during World War II?
President Truman ordered that two atomic bombs be dropped on Japan.
How many people, worldwide, are believed to have died during World War II?
What did British Prime Minister Winston Churchill mean when he stated than an "Iron Curtain" separated Europe after World War II?
Communism had spread through Eastern Europe and an invisible barrier had separated those nations from the free nations in the West.
Which scientist became the director of the Manhattan Project?
The United States became fearful that communism would spread around the world and ultimately impact America. What action was taken in an attempt to prevent that from happening?
The Marshall Plan
The Germans gained complete control of Britain in 1940, ousting Prime Minister Winston Churchill from power and replacing him with Benito Mussolini.
The Japanese living in America were a threat to national security, as evidenced by attacks on the mainland, so they were sent to live in camps in the interior of the country.
After World War II, Germany was divided into occupation zones administered by France, Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union.
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