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chapter 14vocab ww2

chapter 14 & 15 vocab ww2

TermDefinition
TOTALITTARIANISM A theory of government in which a single leader leads and controls the economic, social, and cultural
ANTI-SEMITIC prejudiced against Jews
SPANISH CIVIL WAR a bloody conflict that raged from 1936-1939
APPEASEMENT it is a policy of granting concessions to a potential enemy in hope that it will maintain peace
ANSCHLOOS union of Austria and germany
MUNICH PACT an agreement reached at the conference "PEACE FOR OUR TIME"
BLITZKRIEG SUDDEN ATTACK
AXIS POWER GERMANY ITALY JAPAN
ALLIES BRITAIN FRANCE AND THE SOVIET UNION THE U.S. AND CHINA
NEUTRALITY ACT OF 1939 cash and carry provision
tripartite pact when Germany Italy japan became allies
lend lease act allowed pres Roosevelt to sell or lend war supplies to any country whose defense he thinks is vital to the safety of u.s.
Atlantic charter a joint of declaration made by great Britain and the U.S.during world war one
pearl harbor ships sailed by the u.s. navy
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS (WAC) provide clerical workers truck drivers , instructors and lab technicians for the u.s army
Bataan death march when more than 7000 Americans and Filipinos died on a grueling journey
battle of the Coral sea WW2 battle that took place between Japanese and american aircraft carriers
UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER GIVING UP COMPLETELY WITHOUT ANY CONCESSIONS
SATURATION BOMBING tactic of dropping massive amount of bombs in order to inflict maximum damage
STRATEGIC BOMBING tactic of dropping bombs on key political and industrial targets
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN African american squadron that escorted bombers in the air war was over Europe during ww2
BATTLE of MIDWAY the turning point of the war in the pacific stopping the Japanese advancance
EXECUTIVE ORDER 8802 fair hiring practice in any job funded with gov. money
BRACERO PROGRAM bringing laborers from mexico to work on american farm
INTERMENT temporary imprisonment of members of a specific group
KOREMASTEU VS.U.S the supreme court upheld the governments war time interment policy
422ND REGEIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM fought in Italian campaign and became the most decorated military unit in american history
RATIONING when government controls limits on the amount of certain goods that civilians could buy
OFFICE of WAR INFORMATION (OWI) worked closely with the media to encourage support of the war effort
d-day June 4 1944 allies hit Germany in force
battle of the bulge the counter attack
island hopping strategy that involved you seizing selected Japanese held islands in the pacific
kamikaze Japanese pilots that deliberately crashed plans into the american ships during ww2
Manhattan project code name of a project that developed the atomic bomb
HOLOCAUST the attempt from the nazi's to control or kill all jews
ANTISEMITISM HATE THE JEWSISH (THINK HITLER)
NUREMBERG LAWS LAWS ENACTED BY HITLER THAT DENIED GERMAN CITIZEN SHIP TO JEWS
KRISTALLNACHT "night of broken glass"organized attacks on jewish communites in germany
GENOCIDE willful annihilation of a racial, political,or cultural
CONCENTRATION CAMP camps used by the nazis to imprison "undesirable " members of society
DEATH CAMP nazi camp designed for the extermination of prisoners
WAR REFUGEE BOARD u.s. government agency founded in 1944 to save eastern Europe jews
yalta conference the big three agreed that poland, bulgaria, and romania would hold free elcetions
super power powerful country that plays dominant economic ,political, and military role in the world
general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT) international agreement on first signed in 1947 aimed at lowering trade barriers
UNITED NATION OR UN organization founded in 1945 to promote peace
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS document issued by the un to promote basic human rights and freedoms
GENEVA CONVENTION international agreement govern the humane treatment of wounded soldiers and prisoners
NUREMBERG TRIALS trails in which nazi leaders were charged with war crimes
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