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US History- WWII
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A leader exerts total control over every aspect of people's lives using terror to control them.
Lend Lease Act
By 1940, Britain could no longer pay cash for goods, so to continue to be able to able to help them fight Germany, FDR convinced congress to pass Acts, saying it was like "lending your neighbor a hose when his house is on fire."
This established international standards for the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs).
held to try Nazi leaders who had been charged with crimes against peace, humanity and war crimes.
The secret American program to build the Atomic bomb in WWII
Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)
June 6, 1944 allied troops invaded occupied France to begin the liberation of Western Europe from Hitler.
Minority African American Fighter Group famous for shooting down over 200 enemy planes they served in Europe with distinction in this group.
Bataan Death March
American POWs suffered brutal treatment by Japanese after the surrender of the Philippines. Japanese forced about 60,000 of Americans and Filipinos to march 100 miles with little food and water, most died or were killed on the way.
Hitler's "Final Solution" led to the genocide of approximately 6 million Jews, and approximately 5 million non-conformists, political prisoners, homosexuals, non-Aryans (Superior White Germans), and mentally and physically disabled.
This battle was fought in North Africa. The British defeated the Germany, preventing Hitler from gaining access to Middle Eastern oil supplies.
In spite of treatment at home after Pearl Harbor, Asian Americans served valiantly in the military during World War II
Iwo Jima and Okinawa
Pacific islands where American and Japanese casualties were staggeringly high, as a part of the island hopping strategy, these final battles in the Pacific were strategic islands for the Allies.
Battle of Midway Island
U.S. forces defeated a larger Japanese force and ended Japan's plan to invade Hawaii.
Battle of Stalingrad
Decisive battle in the German invasion of Russia, the Germans were surrounded and destroyed.
Battle of Britain
German Luftwaffe invaded Britain but the British Royal Air Force drove them out with the help of the new invention radar.
A policy of making concessions to an aggressor in the hopes of avoiding war. Associated with Prim Minister Neville Chamberlain's policy of making concessions to Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain claimed he had achieved "victory in our time" after the Munich Conference in 1938.
Navajo Code Talkers
Native Americans from the Navajo tribe used their own language to make a code for the U.S. military in the Pacific that the Japanese could not decipher.
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