World War Two
Terms in this set (41)
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty that ended WWI, in which Germany was blamed and punished.
League of Nations
A failed international group formed after WWI to promote cooperation and peace among nations.
Failed democratic government forced on to Germany following WWI, eventually replaced by Adolf Hitler and the fascist Nazi Party.
Political system in which the government has total control over the lives of individual citizens.
Totalitarian political & economic system in which the factors of production are collectively owned & directed by the state
Totalitarian political system that uses extreme nationalism to restore traditional beliefs.
Totalitarian fascist dictator of Germany during WWII.
"Third German Empire" (what Hitler replaced the Weimar Republic with)
Totalitarian fascist dictator of Italy during WWII.
Fascist dictator vying for power during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.
Totalitarian communist dictator of the Soviet Union during WWII.
An agreement/conference that gave Germany land in Czechoslovakia.
Giving in to an aggressor to keep peace.
Appeasing British Prime Minister, succeeded by Winston Churchill.
Bull-Headed British statesman who led Britain throughout most of World War II.
Germanic people seen as the master race, by Hitler.
1930s Nazi laws restricting Jewish rights.
Night of Broken Glass
"Kristallnacht" 1938 destruction of Jewish businesses and synagogs.
Part of town where an ethnic group is clustered together because of social pressures.
Prison work camps established by the Nazi Party for able bodied Jews and prisoners.
Death camps established by the Nazi Party for Jews who could not provide any physical service.
Organized and systematic plan developed by the Nazis at the Wannasee Conference to solve the "Jewish Question".
Slaughter of 6 million Jews and a total of 11 million, carried out by the Nazis during WWII.
Systematic killing of 1.2 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during WWI.
Deliberate elimination of a group through mass murder.
Trials of Nazis, showing responsible for actions, even in times of war.
Aggressive forces used by German in taking Poland.
Secret agreement between Hitler and Stalin to divide Poland after the German invasion.
British government controlled by temporary political alliances during WWII.
Avoiding political or military involvement with other countries.
Alliance of Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States, and France during World War II.
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
Turning point on the Eastern front, in which the Germans were defeated by the Soviets.
Allied invasion of Nazi occupied France on June 6, 1944.
European Theater of War
WWII fighting that took place throughout Europe.
Pacific Theater of War
WWII fighting that took place throughout the islands of the South Pacific Ocean.
Fascist dictator of Japan during WWII.
"Divine Wind" Japanese suicide pilots who loaded their planes with explosives and crashed them into American ships.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Locations of where the atomic bombs were dropped, ending the Pacific Theater.
Powerful and deadly weapon created from the splitting of atoms, used for the first and only time to end WWII.
Refers to the rapid increase or multiplication of nuclear weapons in existence after WWII.