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Chapter 32: New Conflagrations: World War II
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World War II began with
Japanese attacks on China.
The height of Japanese atrocity in China was reached at the rape of
The Guomindang during World War II was
the resistance government of the Chinese versus Japan's invasion of China.
The Tripartite Pact brought together
Germany, Italy, and Japan.
The Italian fascists used which war as an excuse to intervene and gain valuable military experience?
Spanish Civil War
The high point of appeasement was
the Munich Conference.
In the wake of the Munich Conference, what leader proposed that the meeting had ensured "peace in our time"?
The European part of World War II began with the
German invasion of Poland.
The German Blitzkrieg referred to
a lightning war.
After the fall of France in 1940, the only country left to fight Germany was
In the Battle of Britain the Germans hoped to defeat the English
almost solely through air attacks led by the Luftwaffe.
Operation Barbarossa was
the German plan for an invasion of the Soviet Union.
The Japanese goal in the bombing of Pearl Harbor was
to weaken the United States' naval capacity.
The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was designed by
The key to the Allied victories in Europe and Asia was
The Normandy invasion
led to the end of German resistance in western Europe.
The U.S. victory in the Pacific that turned the tide against the Japanese was
The U.S. secret weapon in the Pacific campaign was
a code-breaking operation known as Magic.
In the Battle of Okinawa the Japanese introduced
During the Battle of Okinawa,
over one hundred-thousand Okinawan civilians died refusing to surrender.
The Japanese finally surrendered in August 1945
after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Comfort women were
Korean and Chinese women forced into prostitution by the Japanese.
The majority of the comfort women in World War II were from China and
Around how many million people perished during World War II?
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Chapter 26: The Making of Industrial Society
Chapter 27: The Americas in the Age of Independence
Chapter 28: The Building of Global Empires
Chapter 29: The Great War: The World in Upheaval
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