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WWII Study Guide
"The Lightning War"
to accept demands to avoid a conflict
a Japanese pilot who crashed into his target
discrimination against or hatred toward Jews
A ruler who has complete authority
Headed by a dictator; extreme nationalism
a strategy used in WWII that called for attacking key islands and then using them to leapfrog to other islands
deliberate destruction of a racial, political, or social group
Name given to the mass slaughter of Jews in WWII
detention centers for Japanese-Americans during WWII
Unresolved resentments from ________ was one of the causes of WWII
The group murdered millions of Jews and others during the Holocaust
This group of countries consisted of Germany Italy and Japan
This group of countries consisted of Great Britain, Soviet Union, and the US.
The country that attacked Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
The "date which will live in infamy"
Laws that restricted what Jews could do
Battle of the Bulge
The last counter offensive made by the Germans
Type of government with a one-party totalitarian state in which the leader uses terror and violence to control and unit the country
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the US that was elected to a 4th term
Main cause of WWII: Europe did not embrace ______________
Main cause of WWII: Extreme ____________________
Main cause of WWII: Germany was seeking ________________, not reconciliation
extreme devotion and loyalty to one's country
type of government in the US
type of government in Great Britain
type of government in the Soviet Union
type of government in Germany
type of government in Japan
type of government in Italy
leader of Great Britain
Franklin D. Roosevelt
leader of the US for most of WWII
leader of Soviet Union
Leader of Germany
emperor of Japan in WWII
Leader of Italy in WWII; he founded fascism
These Americans were targeted after the attack on Pearl Harbor - they were seen as a threat and placed in internment camps.
This word describes the United States' stand on war at the beginning of WWII because we wanted to stay away from all the fighting
By taking this island in the Pacific, the US had a landing base closer to Japan and did not have to rely on aircraft carriers.
Victory in Europe Day
Victory in Japan Day
Name given to the invasion of Normandy. Did not stand for anything, just a military code for attack!