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Former British Prime Minister (worked with US)
Former British Prime Minister (worked with the germans)
Leader of Germany
Japanese Militarist Prime Minister
Commanded the Allied troops in the Philippians
President after Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Allied Leader who commanded the troops at the landing of Normandy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
lighting war. Overwhelming force in a quick manner
who used blitzkrieg?
where was blitzkrieg used?
first in poland, and then in russia and france
giving into someones demands
who signed the appeasement with the french
when did they sign the appeasement?
before the war started
what did the hitler take because of the appeasement?
he took the Sudetenland and the rest of Czechoslovakia
who opposed the appeasement?
Germany, Japan, and Italy
France, G.B, Russia, and the US
Gave the President the right to get supplies to any country whose defense was vital to the U.S.
Site of Japanese surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet.
Poland was split into east and
West with Germany controlling the west and Soviets controlling the East
Who signed the non-aggression pact?
Hitler and Stalin
When did they sign the non- aggression pact
before Hitler's invasion of Poland
democracies between WWI and WWII
Replaced by dictatorships
why were they replaced by dictatorships?
because of problems with their strength
Treaty of Versailles
Left Germany in ruin therefore leading to the rise of Hitler
Who hated the Treaty of Versailles?
what gave the germans reason to listen to hitler?
the treaty of versailles
who wrote Mein Kampf,
what does Mein Kampf mean?
who won the battle of the British?
why did the British win the battle of Britain?
they had air superiority, therefore leading Hitler to call off the
invasion of Britain
Hitler tried to stop supplies from reaching Britain by using ___________.
What was used to help win the Battle of the Atlantic?
Radar, Sonar, and
convoys were used
who won the Battle of Atlantic
how did FDR feel about the war?
he was torn between helping great britian to defeat Germany or staying neutral
code name for atomic bomb
selective service system
the draft-----> 10 million soilders
decrease the use of essentials
Office of Research and Development
Responsible for improvements in radar, sonar, and wonder drugs like penicillin
Victory in Europe day
Code name for the invasion of Normandy
Battle of Midway
Turning point in the pacific
Who won the battle of midway
US won against the Japanese
Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Site of 2 atomic bomb drops in japan
Battle of the Bulge
Hitler's last-ditch effort to win the war.
How did hitler try to beat the allies at the battle of bulge
Tried to catch the allies off guard and surprise them to get to the English Channel and than force the allies to surrender
Name given to the Japanese born in America and put into the camps in America
Why did Truman drop the bomb?
He wanted to save Americans lives
Truman decided to _____?
Drop the atomic bomb
Who made the vow that he would return to the Philippians and made the vow that he would return there and liberate them from the japanese
Who led the troops at Iwo Jima and Leyte Gulf?
Where were Japanese Americans put in response to the reports of Japanese Americans being spies?
Japanese internment camps
Split into two sections by the Germans and the soldiers
What did Poland force?
The declaration of war by England and France
A military strategy to only take important islands in the pacific
What was the intention of island hopping
To get close enough to the Japanese to drop the atomic bomb
Who used island hopping strategy
Japanese suicide pilots who loaded their planes with explosives and crashed them into American ships.
Office of Price Administration
Used by congress to fight the treat of inflation
War Production Board
Converted industry from peacetime to wartime land distributing raw materials to key industries
Non-Aggression Pact gave the Soviets the ________ part of poland
Non-Aggression Pact gave Germany the ________ part of poland
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