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A policy of making concessions to an aggressor in the hopes of avoiding war. Associated with Neville Chamberlain's policy of making concessions to Adolf Hitler.
Province in northeast China invaded by Japan in September 1931
Battle of Britain
An aerial battle fought in World War II in 1940 between the German Luftwaffe (air force), which carried out extensive bombing in Britain, and the British Royal Air Force, which the British held off the Germans
A military strategy used during World War II that involved selectively attacking specific enemy-held islands and bypassing others
(FDR) , June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France; turning point in Western Europe
This country suffered the highest number of casualties during WW2
Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
A secret agreement between the Germans and the Russians that said that they would not attack each other
A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
A methodical plan orchestrated by Hitler to ensure German supremacy. It called for the elimination of Jews, non-conformists, homosexuals, non-Aryans, and mentally and physically disabled.
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
When this country was invaded, WWII began
(Night of the Broken Glass) November 9, 1938, when mobs throughout Germany destroyed Jewish property and terrorized Jews.
Decisive battle in German invasion of Russia, the Germans were surrounded and systemically destroyed; deadliest battle in warfare
German Air Force
Battle of Midway
1942 World War II battle between the United States and Japan, a turning point in the war in the Pacific
Hitler's program of systematically killing the entire Jewish people
One of the Bloodiest battles in the war, a fight to the death for Japanese soldiers, as the Americans were coming closer to Japan (this is where the famous flag raising was)
(My Struggle) is the signature work of Adolf Hitler, combining elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology of Nazism. Written while he was in prison for his role in the Beer hall Putsch
Executive Order 9066
112,000 Japanese-Americans forced into camps causing loss of homes and businesses
A secret U.S. project for the construction of the atomic bomb.
Navajo Code Talkers
Native Americans from the Navajo tribe used their own language to make a code for the U.S. military that the Japanese could not decipher
Rosie the Riveter
A propaganda character designed to increase production of female workers in the factories. It became a rallying symbol for women to do their part.
Backyard gardens; Americans were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to support the war effort
African American squadron that escorted bombers in the air war over Europe during World War II
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