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Invasion of Poland

Germany invaded, breaking their agreement, so Britain and France declared war, starting World War II

In 1939, the nations known as the Allied Powers were...

Britain, France

December 8, 1941 which country joined the Allied powers?

The United States

What event caused the USA to join the Allies?

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941.

In 1939, the nations who were part of the Axis powers were...

Germany, Italy and Japan

In 1944 the nations who were part of the Axis powers were...

Germany and Japan, Italy surrendered and joined the Allies.

World War II began on September 1, 1939 when...

Germany invaded Poland even though Hitler promised he would not invade Poland

Prior to September 1, 1939, the countries of the world had appeased Hitler by...

Allowing him to take over countries in Europe with the understanding that he would stop.

As men left the workforce to join the armed forces,

Women replaced them in the factories and business offices

Who was Winston Churchill?

Prime Minister of Great Britain

Who was Hideki Tojo?

Prime Minister of Japan

Who was Franklin Roosevelt?

President of the US until April 1945

Who was Joseph Stalin?

Leader of Russia (Soviet Untion)

Who was Bonito Mussolini?

Dictator of Italy

During the Holocaust the Nazi's killed...

6 million Jews and 5 million gypsies and other "undesirables"

What were the causes of World War II?

World wide economic depression, the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, high inflation and massive unemployment

The Nazi's mistreated the Jewish population in Europe by...

Boycotting their businesses and eventually closing their businesses, threatening their lives, discriminating against them and segregating them from society. The Final Solution eventual led to the murder of 6 million Jews and 5 million other people.

The people at home did their part by...

Rationing gas; rationing sugar and meat; recycling fats and metals; women went to work in the factories; growing victory gardens; buying war bonds.

Geography played a major role in WW II for example:

The USA was never invaded because it was an ocean away, Great Britain's location on an island prevented the Nazi's from successfully invading the country by land, the flat cold plains in Russia helped to defeat the Germans at Stalingrad, Japan's location on an island made it difficult to invade.

World War II was the first war that was fought in the air. Examples of how air power was used is in...

The Battle of Britain, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Enola Gay dropping the atomic bomb