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7SS_WWII Vocabulary

WWII Vocabulary

Versailles Treaty ended World War I and set harsh terms for Germany
Non-Aggression Pact Germany and Soviet Union agreed not to attack each other
Axis Germany, Italy and Japan
Allies Great Britain, France, United States, China, Soviet Union and many other nations
Dictator leader who has total power over the people - totalitarian gov't - can be called Communism, Nazism, Facism
Benito Mussolini Dictator (Fascist) of Italy
Joseph Stalin Dictator (Communist) of the Soviet Union
Adolf Hitler Dictator (Nazi) of Germany
Democracy government by the people, directly or through representatives
Winston Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain
Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) President of the United States
Emperor Hirohito Emperor of Japan
Propaganda a way to influence people (negative or positive)
Anti-Semitism hatred of the Jewish people
Holocaust 6 million Jews killed by HItler's orders (mass murders in Concentration Camps)
Royal Air Force (RAF) Great Britain Air Force
Luftwaffe German Air Force Battle of Britain - Luftwaffe bombed London night after night
Blitzkrieg German warfare attack like lightning
Stalingrad City in Soviet Union-German defeat and beginning of the end for Germany
D-Day Allies invaded France on June 7, 1944 to drive back and defeat the Germans
Dwight Eisenhower He led the D-Day invasion in France
Gen. Frederick Paulus German Field Marshall defeated at Stalingrad
Gen. Rommel German defeated by Allied invasion of France (aka "Desert Fox)
V-E Day Victory in Europe - May 8, 1945
V-J Day Victory over Japan - September 2, 1945
Pearl Harbor US Naval based on Hawaii that was bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941
Kamikaze Japanese suicide bombers
Hiroshima 1st atomic bomb dropped here
Nagasaki 2nd atomic bomb dropped here
Gen. Douglas MacArthur Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific during WWII
Island Hopping military strategy used in the Pacific to gain control of islands in preparing to take Japan
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