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Chapter 8 Vocabury

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WordDefinition
Allied Powers Britain, France, United States, some smaller countries
Axis Power Germany, Italy, Japan
Dictator A leader who gains complete control of a country’s government, often by force or intimidation
Fascism a form of government where individual freedoms are denied and complete power is given to the government. Extreme nationalism
Lend-Lease the U.S. let Britain borrow all of the military supplies it needed to fight the Axis and did not ask for payment. Isolationists protested because they thought FDR was leading the U.S. into war.
Rationing government limiting the amount of food, gasoline, etc. that people could buy. Stamps for products were sent out monthly.
Victory Gardens small vegetable gardens planted to help increase the amount of food available in the countries. They were in yards and even on rooftops.
Atomic Bombs massive explosive device made by splitting atoms.
Manhattan Project government code name for the development of the bomb
Holocaust widespread destruction. Nazis killed over 6 million Jews in concentration camps during the war. Hitler wanted to rid Europe of Jews.
Concentration Camps confinement camps where Nazis sent the Jewish people they captured. Jews were killed or worked or starved to death. Allied forces freed the survivors from the camps
Battle of Midway major turning point in the war against Japan. Small island near Hawaii. Japan wanted to destroy the rest of the Pacific Fleet after Pearl Harbor. June 1942-Allies destroy Japanese Pacific Fleet and severely weaken their naval power. Allies get back sma
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Iwo Jima
VE Day
Invasion of Normandy
Hiroshima, Japan
VJ Day
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