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50 Cards in this Set

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First invaded by Italy
National Socialists Workers
to give in; to try to please
German controlled government in the south of France
Vichy France
U.S. and British forces attacked North Africa because
they wanted to draw German troops and supplies from Europe.
What battle was a long siege?
Agreement to appease Hitler
Munich Pact
Name given to planned invasion of France
Operation Overlord
V-E (Victory in Europe) Day was celebrated on
May 8, 1945
Hitler's first attempt to seize territory
In order to remain neutral yet try to help Britain, Congress came up with the system of
"cash and carry."
Death of Japanese prisoners on way to prison camp
Bataan Death March
suicide pilots
Why did France and Britain appease Hitler?
to avoid war at any cost
Who was the president who decided to use the atomic bomb on Japan?
Harry Truman
Who was the Soviet dictator during World War II?
Josef Stalin
Who is the U.S. president during World War II?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What country used the strategy of island-hopping?
the U.S. to defeat Japan
Who was the admiral in charge of the U.S. Pacific fleet?
Chester Nimitz
U.S. victory which halted Japanese expsion
Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II?
Winston Churchill
On what day did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?
December 7, 1941
The U.S. declared war on Japan on
December 8, 1945
to limit contact with othe countries
Lightning war
extermination of a people or culture
to limit the amount
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on
August 6, 1945
The British citizens' rescue of their army was known as the "Miracle of
The D-Day invasion took place on
June 6, 1944
What was the turning point of the war in Europe?
Who was the Allied commander in Europe and in charge of D-Day?
Dwight Eisenhower
The three Axis nations were
Germany, Italy and Japan.
Who was the dictator of Italy?
Benito Mussolini
Whol was the German general known as the "Desert Fox?"
Erwin Rommel
Who was the emperor of Ethiopia?
Haile Selassie
Who was the dictator of Germany?
Adolf Hitler
Who was the U.S. general in charge of the Philippines?
Douglas MacArthur
What device made it possible for Britain to detect German aircraft?
Who was the U.S. general in charge of the Philippines?
Douglas MacArthur
The name Operation Overlord was given to the secret pans for
the Allied invasion of Europe
Internment camps were set up for Japanese Americans who lived on a the
West Coast
One way that the U.S. paid for the war was by selling
war bond
The German army moved quickly into France by going not through, but around the
Maginot Line.
The name given to the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jewish people was the
The date that the U.S. tested the atomic bomb was
July 16, 1945
Hitler invaded Poland on what day?
September 1, 1939
The three major Allied powers were
the U.S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
The second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on
August 9, 1945.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor so that no one could stop their conquest of
Southeast Asia.