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Appeasement To bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; Pacify
Sudetenland Part of Czechoslovakia and occupied by Germany during WWII
Axis Powers Germany, Italy, Japan but you could also include, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
The Blitz (Battle of Britain) The series of aerial combats that took place between British and German aircraft the in1940 and that included the severe bombardment of British cities.
Pearl Harbor A harbor near Honolulu on S Oahu in Hawaii; surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base killing 2300 Americans on December 07, 1941.
Nuremberg Trials After the war, some of those responsible for crimes committed during the Holocaust were brought to trial. Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials...
Rape of Nanking The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking(current official spelling: Nanjing) during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.
Final Solution The Nazi program of annihilating the Jews of Europe during the Third Reich.
genocide The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
Ghettos A section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.
Blitzkrieg A swift intensive military attack, especially using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat the opposition quickly
Concentration Camps A guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents etc especially any of the camps established by the Nazis prior to and during World War II for the confinement and persecution of prisoners.
Lend-Lease Act The materials and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during WWII under the act of Congress; such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
D-Day June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion of Western Europe by Allied forces in World War II.
Yalta Conference a conference held in Yalta in February 1945 where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill planned the final stages of World War II and agreed to the territorial division of Europe
Pacific Theatre The Pacific Ocean Theater, during World War II, was a major theater of the war between the Allies and Japan.
Winston Churchill British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945
Charles de Gaulle He was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II.
Neutrality Acts In the 1930s, the United States Government enacted a series of laws designed to prevent the United States from being embroiled in a foreign war by clearly stating the terms of U.S. neutrality.
allied powers u.s., britiian and russia
Anschluss Was the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact On August 23, 1939, representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, which guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other.
anti-semitism hatred toward jews
V-E Day May 8, 1945, the day of victory in Europe for the Allies in World War II.
V-J Day August 15, 1945, the day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.
Manhattan Project Was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. .
Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Demilitarization Is the reduction of a nation's army, weapons, or military vehicles to an agreed minimum
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