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Ant-Semetic
hating of jews
Blitzkrieg
germanys war method - go in with all force not little by little
Albert Einstein
told roosevelt Germany might use nuclear weapons
Allies
Fighting the Axis of Power
America First Commitee
the isolationists who did not want to enter the war
Annex (v)
making a place part of your country without their consent
Appeasement
to bring to a state of peace
Atlantic Charter
signed by roosevelt and churchill
Auschwitz
A death camp during the holocaust
Axis Power
Everyone fighting the allies
Bataan Death March
Transfer of prisons by the japanese forces
Battle of the Bulge
a big battle that was the turning point of the war
Berlin
capital of east germany
Bunker
big peices of metal
Concentration Camps
places where the jews were sent to during the holocaust
Corregidor
island on the entrance of the phillipines manila bay
D-Day
the operation where America invaded france
Desert Fox
nickname for erwin rommel. fought on d-day; fought in north africa
Dictator
Someone who takes over a country
Disarmament
the taking away of weapons
Douglas MacArthur
american general
Dwight Eisenhower
responsible for organizing all of D-day
English Channel
what the americans sasiled on to get to normandy to invade
Erwin Rommel
he was the desert fox
Extermination Camps
camps where jews were just killed
Fascism
extreme nationalism
Genocide
killing people because of their ethnic identity
George Patton
US general
Guadalcanal
island in the Pacific Ocean; turning point of war, it stopped japanese expansion
Harry Truman
33rd president of the US
Hiroshima
where the US dropped their first atomic bomb and flattened the whole city
Holocaust
the holocaust was a period of time when Hitler tried to wipe out jews from the face of the world
Il Duce
musalini was known as il duce,
musalini was the dictator if Italy
Indochina
vietnam
Infamy
being famous for doing something horrible
Internment Camps
where they kept ppl b4 sendingf them off to death camps
Isolationism
not wanting to be involved in anything but your own country
Iwo Jima
battle of the pacific that America won famous from lifting flag
Kamikazes
planes that blew themselves up to blow up ship
Lebensraum
idea of hitler; means "habitat" or "living space"; had to do with expansion
Lend-Lease
the act passed during ww2 that allowed US to seal lend or lease arms or other weapons any nation helpful to the US
Liberation
the freeing of people
Maginot Line
Bunkers, spikes in the ground on the border to keep germans out
Manhattan Project
project to develop nuclear weapons
Mein Kemph
the book Hitler wrote when he was in jail - means "his struggles"
Mobilization
getting ready and gathering resources for war
Moscow
capital of russia
Nagasaki
where America dropped their 2nd atomic bomb and killed thousands. after this bombing, japan surrenders
Nazi Party
A big group of German men who were followers of Hitler and wanted to destroy the jews
Nisei
chinese Americans
Normandy
the beach D-Day was fought
Nuremburg Trials
trials for persecution of the nazis
Okinawa
japanese island where the Battle of Okinawa took place; typhoon of steel; last major battle of the war
Potsdam Declaration
by Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek; terms of surrender for Japan
RAF
british armed forces; stands for royal air force
Rationing
giving out scarce items on a limited basis
Rosie the Riveter
"We Can Do It"; represented six million women who worked in factories during war
Selective Service Act
draft roosevelt had before the war
Stalingrad
Battle of Stalingrad took place here; between Germans and Allies; turning point in WWII of Europe
Suez Canal
british empire depended on their shipping from that
Tokyo
america bombed here; raid on Tokyo called Doolittle Raid; on April 18, 1942
Totalitarian
when the government or polical authority control everything completely
Tuskegee Airmen
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VE Day
"victory in europe day" may 8
VJ Day
"victory of Japan day"
WACS
women belonging to Women Army Corps- no longer present
WAVES
belonging to the women's part of the US navy- no longer present