World History ch.29 Review
Terms in this set (47)
opposition to all war
Accepting demands in order to avoid conflict
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
Union of Austria and Germany
why did the allies want to appease hitler at first
hitler seized Czechoslovakia
how did hitler justify his aggression in Czechoslovakia
had violence in neighborhoods
What was the Munich Pact?
Britain and Chamberlain met w Hitler to compromise over Sudetenland, Germany gets it if they promise not to invade Czechoslovakia
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
Germany's air force
prison camps used under the rule of Hitler in Nazi Germany. Conditions were inhuman, and prisoners, mostly Jewish people, were generally starved or worked to death, or killed immediately.
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
allowed sales or loans of war materials to any country whose defense the president deems vital to the defense of the U.S
explain what the blitzkrieg did for hitler
destroyed polish army
explain opperation sea lion
code name for invasion of UK
explain why hitler invaded soviet union
explain what the final solution was
Nazis killing jews
What was the Atlantic Charter?
It was a joint declaration of war aims between U.S. and Great Britain
Rosie the Riveter
A propaganda character designed to increase production of female workers in the factories. It became a rallying symbol for women to do their part.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American General who began in North Africa and became the Commander of Allied forces in Europe.
Decisive battle in German invasion of Russia, the Germans were surrounded and systemically destroyed
Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944
1945 Meeting with US president FDR, British Prime Minister(PM) Winston Churchill, and and Soviet Leader Stalin during WWII to plan for post-war
A conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort
band coral sea
4 day war
Who were the Big Three?
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin
explain battle of the bulge
last major German offense
explain feelings of leaders at Yalta conference
Stalin received too many concessions
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II
A military strategy used during World War II that involved selectively attacking specific enemy-held islands and bypassing others
Japanese suicide pilots
Atomic bomb project
City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II.
Reasons Allies won the war
why was germany's location disadvantage for the war?
because they didn't have cold winters like Russia
who decided to drop the atomic bomb
President Truman (american)
why did us drop atomic bomb
to stop japanese
the place at which the trials against the Nazis were held after the war to determine thier punishments for the war crimes that they had committed
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
1947, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology, mainly helped Greece and Turkey
A plan that the U.S. provided aid to all European nations that needed it
Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
created in 1949, an organization whose members include the US, Canada, most Western European nations, and Turkey, all of whom agreed to combine military forces and to treat a war against one as a war against all
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
The purpose of the Nuremburg Trials was to...
punish German leaders for war crimes
what was security counsel in united nations
approved any changes to charter
what did europe look like in 1948
preparing for war and fighting war
what did germany look like in 1950
didn't look like anything was going on at all