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W-W II

World War II

TermDefinition
World War II World wide war fought between 1939-1945
Causes of WWII Rise in Fascism, worldwide depression, high inflation, unemployment, debt owed by Germany.
Fascism Political philosopy in which total power is given to a dictator.
Adolph Hitler Dictatory of Germany (Nazis)
Benito Mussolini Fascist dictator of Italy
Hideki Tojo Military dictator of Japan.
Harry S. Truman President of the U.S. (after Roosevelt dies)
Winston Churchill Allied leader of Great Britain
Joseph Stalin Dictator of the Soviet Union
Allies United States, Great Britain, Canada,(France, Soviet Union)
Axis Germany, Italy, Japan
Isolationism National policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
December 7, 1941 Date Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese
Pearl Harbor site of the Dec.7,1941 bombing by the Japanese
Holocaust Systematic attempt to rid Europe of all Jews.
Battle of Britain Germany bombed London; U.S. gave Britain war supplies (Lend-Lease)
Battle of Midway U.S. was victorious over Japan; turning point of the war in Eastern Europe.
Stalingrad Soviet Union defeated Germany; turning point of the war in Eastern Europe.
Normandy, France Site of D-Day invasion of Europe by the Allies.
D-Day Allied troops land in Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Western Europe.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Two cities in Japan on which the U.S. dropped atomic bombs.
Anti-semitism Hatred of the Jews
Aryan Supremacy Belief that the German people were better than all others.
Boycott To refuse to buy items from a particular country.
Concentration camps German prison camps for civilians (especially Jews)
Rosie the Riveter Advertising character who encouraged women to take factory jobs.
Internment camps Detention centers for Japanese Americans
George C. Marshall's Plan Plan for massive economic aid to Europe after the war
East and West Germany Division of Germany after the war
United Nations International organization to settle disputes and prevent future wars.
Created by: seafox