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WW2 Terms

Terms found leading to and during WW@.

TermDefinition
Hitler Leader of Nazi Germany/The Fuhrer
Mussolini Leader of Italy
Axis The powers made up of Germany, Italy, and Japan
Allies The powers made up of the U.S., Britain, Russia, and others
Nagasaki Japanese city where an atomic bomb was dropped
Treaty of Versailles Treaty that ended WW1, but treated Germany poorly
D-Day Name given to the day of the invasion of Normandy
Pearl Harbor Site of Japanese attack against the U.S.(brought U.S. into the war)
Rhineland Piece of land (in France) taken from Germany at the end of WW1
Operation Barbarossa Name given to invasion of USSR
Swastika Nazi Germany's symbol
Nationalism Pride in one's country
Holocaust Name given to the genocide of Jews
Invasion of Poland Brought France and Britain to declare war against Germany
Munich Conference Meeting between Italy, France, Britain, and Germany to discuss the Sudetenland
Appeasement The idea of giving in to an aggressor's demands in order to avoid war
Churchill Leader of Great Britain at the end of WW2
League of Nations Created at the end of WW1 to help prevent future wars
Mein Kampf Book written by Adolf Hitler
Blitzkrieg Name given to the German military movement
Created by: steveholeczy