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47 Cards in this Set

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Black Shirts
part of Hitler’s army
Mein Kampf
a book that Hilter - means my struggle
Third Reich
Hitler's goal to createthem empire of Nazi Germany.
Kellogg Braind Pact
63 nations signed a pact pleding "to renounce war as an instrument of national policy.
German for "lightning war" a swift and sudden military attack; used by the Germans during World War II.
the German Air force
Operation Torch
U.S. launched an attack on more “winnable” target
1st liberation of France, took over french sea front
Hiter killed 6 million Jews
Japanize for "divine wind," a suicide mission in which young Japense piolots intertinally flew their airplanes into US fighting ships at sea
Manhattan Project
code for enoirmud industrial and technial enterpises that made the firast atomic bombe
Little Boy
an atomic bombe the second one used on Nagasakie
Yalta Conference
a court systemm in japan
Nuremberg War Trials
criminal war trials with harsh punishmenet
Benito Mussolini
established the first European fasctist movement in Italy.
Adolph Hitler
extreme nationalest who in 1921 had totsal controll over the Nazi Party
Dwight D Eisenhower
U.S. general, lead operatio torch
Admiral Chester Nimitz
Head leader of the U.S. Navy,
Joseph Stalin
a strong soviet dictatore
Erwin Rommel
the general broke through the British defenses in Egypt
Douglas MacArthur
U.S. general who occopied Japan for seven years
Battle of Britain
Germany came and attacked Britain, Europe was prepared thanks to there effisiant radar systems.
Battle of the Bulge
Hitler’s last offensive of the war
Doolittle’s Raid
the first aircraft attack on Japanise Soil, from the U.S.
Battle of Midway
Japanise downfall, lost all of aircraft cariers
Battle of Coral Sea
one of the most costly battle for the japanise, Japanize lost more men than us (U.S.A.)
What laid the foundation for the rise in power of dictators before World War II?
Resentment / revenge
Who came to power in Japan to run the country as a dictatorship?
Hideki Tojo
Why did the Allies take no action against the aggressions of dictators such as Hitler?
Felt Versailles Treaty may had been too harsh; memmories of WWI
What did the Allies do when Germany took the Rhineland in March 1936?
demilitarized border with France
What two things did extremist organization in Japan stress?
Stressed traditional Japanese culture over Western culture; Emphasized Japanese expansion
Why was the United States concerned about Japanese aggression in Asia?
concerned about Japanese aggression disrupting trade
What event got the United States to enter the war?
Pearal Harbor
Which countries were part of the Axis Powers?
Germany, Italy, Japan
What was Hitler’s greatest mistake that eventually cost him the war?
Battle of Bulge
What two things were key to defeating the German u-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic?
idea was to starve Britain into surrendering; attack supply ships
What caused Hitler to be defeated at the Battle of Stalingrad?
He ordered them to fight 'till the death
Why did Japan finally surrender to the Allies?
they were bombed badly with little boy, and then was soon going to be bombed again if they did not surrender, they did not surender
What economic event was the key reason why people began to turn to dictators?
Rise of Dictators
What started World War II?
Hitlers Agressino
What did the Allies do when Hitler announced they would no longer obey the Versailles Treaty?
Started to build a military
Why did Churchill and Roosevelt decide to attack Germany & Italy first?
because they posted the biggest threat
Who won the Battle of Stalingrad?
U.S. and Britain
What was the result of the Italian campaign?
Axis put up storng defences
Why was the island of Iwo Jima so important to capture?
it was needed as a base to launch attacks on Japan
Where were the first atomic bombs dropped?
What happened to our relationship to Japan after the war?
Japan is one of our biggest allies & economic partners