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25 Cards in this Set

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an exclusive, elite group
Sun Yat-sen
the organizer of the Chinese Nationalist party, Kuomintang
Chiang Ki-shek
took control of the Kuomintang, after the death of Sun Yat-sen, beginning a military campaign to reunite China under a nationalist government
Mao Zedong
led a radical Communist party in China, stirring up uprisings between the peasants and government
forbidding the sale of certain materials to Italy
Third Reich
Hitler's new German empire
"living space"; rearming Germany and ceasing participation in the Geneva Disarmament
Rome-Berlin Axis
alliance between Italy and Germany
Anti-Comintern Pact
alliance between Germany and Japan, which on the surface was an agreement directed against communism, but in reality was aimed specifically at Russia
Axis powers
the alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II
opponents of the Axis power during World War II
Francisco Franco
general of the Fascist followers in Spain, revolting against Spain's republican government
Neville Chamberlain
prime minister of Britain, who sought to fix the conflict between Germany and Czechoslovakia
Edouard Daladier
the prime minister of France
Munich Conference
when Daladier (French prime minister), Chamberlain, (British prime minister), and Hitler met in Munich in an attempt to avoid war between Germany and Czechoslovakia
buying off an aggressor by making concessions
Winston Churchill
a member of the British House of Commons
Pact of Steel
a military alliance between Italy and Germany
Germany's powerful armored military division, used to defeat Poland, along with the Luftwaffe
Germany's superior air force, used to defeat Poland, along with the panzer
"lightning war"; a fast-moving attack, using both the panzer and the Luftwaffe
"sitting war"; a war at a standstill, without either side launching a major defense
fifth columnists
term for Norwegian traitors during WWII (a term coined during the Spanish Civil War to refer to individuals within a country who secretly aid the enemy by spying, spreading enemy propaganda, and committing or sabotage or other similar activities)
Vidkun Quisling
one of the most notorious fifth columnists, helping the Germans take over his home country of Norway
Maginot Line