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Vocab Chapter 15

unconditional surrender giving up completely without concessions
saturation bombing inflict maximum damage
strageic bombing to destroy Germany's capacity to make war
Battle of Midway the turning point of the war in the Pacific, ending the unstoppable Japanese advance
Executive order 8802 assured fair hiring practices in any job funded with government money
bracero program brought labors from mexico to work on american farms
internment temporary imprisonment of members of a specific group
Korematsu vs. US a case concerning the constitunionality of the japanese internment camps during ww2
442nd Regimental combat team became most decorated military unit in american history
rationing limits on number of goods
Office of war info worked closely to media to encourage support of war effot
d-day allies hit germany in force on the beaches of normandy
battle of the bulge counter attack that created a bulge in the american line
island-hopping capturing only certain japanese held islands
kamikaze pilots who deliberatly crashed their planes into american ships
Manhattan Project the project that developed the atomic bomb
Holocaust the Nazi attempt to kill all jews under their control
anti-Semitism discrimination against the Jews
Nuremberg Laws discriminatory laws against the Jews in Germany
Kristallnacht German people sabatoged Jewish homes and property without interference of the Police
genocide annihilation of a racial, political, or cultural group
concentration camps a camp where certain groups were confined
death camps where prisoners were systematically terminated
War refugee board worked with red cross to help thousands of eastern european jews
Yalta Conference the big three agreed that poland, bulgaria, and romania would have free elections
superpower Countries that were war confident and strong
general agreement on tariffs and trade expand world trade by reducing tariffs
United nations an organizations that many hoped would succeed where the league of nations failed
Geneva convention an internation agreement governing the humane treatment of wounded soldiers and prisoners of war
Nuremberg Trials the allies prosecuted nazis for war crimes
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