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World History Unit 6 Vocab
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A treaty between Russia and Germany agreed to avoid fighting with one another while Germany invaded Poland. Agreed to divide Poland in half.
Lightning War in German. A swift intensive military attack, using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat the opposition quickly
The Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II
Battle of Britain
A series of battles between German and British air forces, fought over Britain. Germany was the aggressor
A surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base on December 7, 1941. This event would lead the U.S. to declare war on Japan
A member or descendant of the prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European. (in Nazi doctrine) a non-Jewish Caucasian, especially of Nordic stock or a "master race"
A systematic killing of Jewish and peoples the Nazi's deemed inferior
A system murder of a group of people
Battle of Stalingrad
Began August 23, 1942. Major turning point in the war. Fought between Germany and Russia. German army surrendered
Invasion of Normandy on June 6th 1944. Largest land and sea attack in history
Battle of Bulge
1944-1945 battle in which German troops attempted on final counterattack in Allied lines. Allies eventually would push Germans back.
A Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.
A set of trials held in Nuremberg, Germany prosecuting war criminals for their crimes against humanity
Disbanding of a nation's army. After WWII Japan was forced to disband their army
The process of creating a government elected by the people. After WWII Japan's government would be introduced to democracy
Germany, Italy, and Japan. An alliance between these nations during WWII
U.S.A., Britain, and Russia. An alliance between these nations during WWII
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