20 terms


Pearl Harbor
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.
The Final Solution
Nazi Germany's plan and execution of its systematic genocide against European jews during World War II.
Allied opening of a second front, in Normandy, France
Nuremberg Trials
The trails help after WWII that prosecuted Nazi war criminals
V-E Day
May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day when the Germans surrendered
Operation Overlord
Code name for D-Day
Warsaw Pact
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union dictator
Harry Truman
President of the United States during WWII; Gave the order to drop the A-bombs
Fascist dictator of Italy
Midway Island
WWII pacific battle, decisive U.S. victory over powerful Japanese carrier force
Operation Barbarossa
codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II.
Battle of Stalingrad
A 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union.
Fascist Dictators
Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco
The Marshall Plan
Economic aid to help rebuild Europe.
Yalta Conference
"The Big Three", when Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in February, 1945
Battle of the Bulge
last German offensive against the invading allies, Germany lost
Coral Sea
This battle was the first win for America in the Pacific
President during WWII
Hitler's plan to increase the living space for the German Nazis