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Unit 5

World War II

TermDefinition
Appeasement the practice of giving in to an aggressor nation’s demands in order to preserve peace and avoid war
Totalitarian State a country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of the lives of its people
Munich Conference a conference in September 1938 where Hitler assured France and Great Britain that he would take no more territory if they allowed him to have the Sudetenland
Pearl Harbor the immediate cause for US entry into World War II when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941
Holocaust Hitler’s policy of ethnic cleansing when he had six million Jews killed
Importance of D-Day the turning point of World War II and it was also known as operation Overlord when on June 6, 1944 the Allies invaded Normandy, France to start the liberation of Europe
Nuremberg Trials war crimes trials against Nazi & Japanese leaders after World War II
United Nations the international organization formed in 1945 at the end of World War II to help solve conflicts between nations before the erupted into global warfare
Internment Camp the detention centers where Japanese Americans were moved to and confined during World War II
Blitzkrieg swift attacks launched by the Germans
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