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3 major axis powers
germany, japan, and italy
japan bombed this naval base
pearl harbor
term for hitlers war against the jews
holocaust
term for the alliesd landings in france
d-day
italy's dictator
mussolini
english statesman elected to replace chamberlain
winston churchill
country that disappeared when the soviet union moved into it in 1939
poland
european beaches where the allies landed in 1944
normandy
hitler committed suicide in the bvattle for this city
berlin
germany's dictator
hitler
major allied country taken by hitler in 1940
france
terrifying new weapon, 1st used in aug. 6th, 1945
atomic bomb
the period of heaviest german bombing of great britain
battle of britain
US policy of supplying britain with war materials on credit
lend-lease
ethnic group hitler especially despised
jews
hitler's attack on this country started WWII
poland
1st japanese city hit by the new bomb
hiroshima
soviet city, site of tremendous 6 month battle
stalingrad
germany's final counterattack against the allies in europe
battle of the bulge
hitler's book the bible of the nazi movement
Mein Kampf
"lightning war"
Blitzkrieg
official policy of the US towards war until 1941
neutrality
suicide attacks by bomb-laden Japanese planes
Kamikaze
Axis power that was invaded from the south and surrendered in 1943
italy
hitler's secret police force
gestapo
3 major allies
USA, USSR, great britain
vast country germany invaded in 1941 as a violation of 1939 treaty
soviet union
new tracking device that located submarines
sonar
Allied strategy of capturing some islands and skipping others
island hopping
hitler's tite meaning the leader
der fuhrer
Allied troops from this french seaport to england, by all boats available
Dunkirk
3 allied leading statesmen
Rooselvelt, churchill, and stalin
new electronic tracking system that detected incoming aircrafts
radar
germany signed a non-agression treaty with this country in 1939
Soviet union
Mussolini's title meaning the leader
il duce
germany's lower legislative house, site of a fire in 1933
Reichstag
the italian and german facists parties were opposed to this
communism
conference that now symbolizes appeasement and surrender
Munich conference
naton that diappeared from the the map in 1939
czechoslovakia
2 strongest nations in the postwar world
USSR and USA
type of economy estab. by stalin
communism
the national socialist german workers party
nazis
belief taught to children in place of religion in USSR
atheism
basic principle of fascism
govt controls everything
response of britain and france to hitler's aggressive moves in 1936, 1938
appeasement
Lebensraum, germany's excuse for expanding its borders
living space
war faught by politics
cold war
the german-italian alliance
Rome Berlin axis
how great britain and US sent supplies to Berlin
airlift
general term for govt system that controlled almost every part of peoples daily lives
totalitarianism
the Nazi's private army
brown shirts
japan went to war with this country in 1937
China
treaty that german's deeply resented
treaty of versailles
massive construction dividing east and west berlin
wall
stalins removal of anyone not loyal to him
purges
nation joined to germany in 1938 by anschluss
Austria
former nazis were put on trial at
nuremburg
descriptive name of the non-physical wall between western and eastern europe
iron curtain
govt in which armed forces and police are used to crush opposition
police state
independant african country invaded by italy
Ethiopia
german area of czechoslovakia
sudetenland
number of zones germany and berlin were divided into
4
US policy that aimed at restricting the spread of communism
containment
northern chinese province inhabited by japan
manchuria
british prime minister who gave in to hitler's demands
neville Chamberlain
the mutual defense pact of the western nations
NATO
the east european military alliance
warsaw pact
the european recovery program that provided US aid to europe
Marshall plan
term for east european countries dependent on and subordinate to the USSR
satellites