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WWII Study Guide

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blitzkrieg
"The Lightning War"
appeasement
to accept demands to avoid a conflict
kamikaze
a Japanese pilot who crashed into his target
anti-semitism
discrimination against or hatred toward Jews
dictator
A ruler who has complete authority
fascism
Headed by a dictator; extreme nationalism
island hopping
a strategy used in WWII that called for attacking key islands and then using them to leapfrog to other islands
genocide
deliberate destruction of a racial, political, or social group
Holocaust
Name given to the mass slaughter of Jews in WWII
internment camps
detention centers for Japanese-Americans during WWII
WWI
Unresolved resentments from ________ was one of the causes of WWII
Nazis
The group murdered millions of Jews and others during the Holocaust
Axis Powers
This group of countries consisted of Germany Italy and Japan
Allied Powers
This group of countries consisted of Great Britain, Soviet Union, and the US.
Japan
The country that attacked Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
The "date which will live in infamy"
Nuremburg Laws
Laws that restricted what Jews could do
Battle of the Bulge
The last counter offensive made by the Germans
Fascism
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
democracy
Main cause of WWII: Europe did not embrace ______________
Nationalism
Main cause of WWII: Extreme ____________________
revenge
Main cause of WWII: Germany was seeking ________________, not reconciliation
Nationalism
extreme devotion and loyalty to one's country
democracy
type of government in the US
Constitutional Monarchy
type of government in Great Britain
communist
type of government in the Soviet Union
Nazism
type of government in Germany
Military Fascist
type of government in Japan
Fascist
type of government in Italy
Winston Churchill
leader of Great Britain
Franklin D. Roosevelt
leader of the US for most of WWII
Joseph Stalin
leader of Soviet Union
Adolf Hitler
Leader of Germany
Emperor Hirohito
emperor of Japan in WWII
Benito Mussolini
Leader of Italy in WWII; he founded fascism
Japanese-Americans
These Americans were targeted after the attack on Pearl Harbor - they were seen as a threat and placed in internment camps.
Isolated
This word describes the United States' stand on war at the beginning of WWII because we wanted to stay away from all the fighting
Iwo Jima
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.
VE Day
Victory in Europe Day
VJ Day
Victory in Japan Day
D-Day
Name given to the invasion of Normandy. Did not stand for anything, just a military code for attack!