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World War II

Nazism ideology of and belief in the policies of Adolf Hitler that focused on nationalism, racism, and rearmament.
Communism a political system in which the government owns all property and controls all aspects of life in a country
Dictator ruler who has total control
Genocide deliberate destruction of a group of people
Axis Powers an alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan
Appeasement A new strategy used against Hitler in which he Western democracies would give into the demands of an aggressor in order to keep the peace
Allies included USA, Britain, France, and USSR
Holocaust the attempt by the Nazi government in World War II to eliminate Europe’s Jews.
Atomic warfare used by the US to bring an end to the war with Japan
D-Day When the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and the invasion dealt a serious blow to the Axis and paved the way for the Allied forces to advance on Germany.
Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked the United States in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Totalitarian controlling the people of a country in a very strict way with complete power that cannot be opposed.
Fascism a political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted.
Blitzkrieg "lightning" war- war conducted with great speed and force; specifically : a violent surprise
Created by: tlblack