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Vocab Wrds Ch. 14

WWII

TermDefinition
Totalitarianism A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
Anti-Semitric Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group
Spanish Civil War The Spanish Civil War(1936-39), was a military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country.
Appeasement Is a diplomatic policy aimed at avoiding war by making concessions to an aggressor.
Anschluss The annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938.
Munich Pact The pact signed by Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy on Sept. 29, 1938, to settle the crisis over Czechoslovakia, by which the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany
Blitzkrieg A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
Axis Powers The coalition headed by Germany, Italy, and Japan that opposed the Allied Powers in World War II.
Allies The Allies of World War II were the countries that opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Neutrality Act of 1939 Allowed the supplying of rations and ammunition to belligerents on a "cash and carry" basis.
Tripartite Pact The Tripartite Pact was a treaty signed in Berlin, Germany on September 27th, 1940.
Lend-Lease Act Empowered the president to sell, transfer, lend, or lease war supplies—such as equipment, food, and weapons—to American allies during World War II.
Atlantic Charter Was a pivotal policy statement first issued in August 1941 that early in World War II defined the Allied goals for the post-war world.
Pearl Harbor Is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.
WAC They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army.
Bataan Death March Was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.
Battle of Coral Sea Was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia.
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