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WWII

Chapter 12 Mastering the TEKS

TermDefinition
Kellog-Briand Pact the US and 62 nations renounced the use of war
Good Neighbor Policy the US agreed to stop interfering in Latin American affairs, which improved relations between them
Russian Revolution 1917 under Lenin and Stalin, the Soviet Union became the first communist state
Joseph Stalin totalitarian dictator of the Soviet Union who used concentration camps to punish his critics
NAZI Party the German National Socialists took advantage of fear of communism, and emotions from the Treaty of Versailles to seize power and installed a fascists state
Adolf Hitler rose to power establishing a brutal dictatorship and setting Europe on the path to war with his aggressive policy of taking land from other countries
League of Nations
Sudetenland part of Czechoslovakia that was given to Hitler at the Munich Conference when he threatened war
appeasement the policy of giving in to satisfy demands of an enemy
Blitzkrieg Germany's rapid coordinated warfare using tanks, planes, infantry and paratroopers to bypass enemy lines
Neutrality Acts American laws that prohibited citizens from traveling on ships from countries at war-in order to prevent US from entering war
Cash -and-Carry Americans could sell non-military goods to Britain for cash only and they had to carry the supplies on their own ships
Quarantine Speech FDR warned Americans that peaceful nations had to act together to isolate aggressive nations
Flying Tigers American volunteers who were recruited to fight Japanese fighter pilots in Asia
Lend-Lease Act America began selling and leasing war materials to any country who was deemed vital to the defense of US interests-Britain primarily
Four Freedoms FDR's plan to establish freedom of speech, expression, religion, and from want/fear
Atlantic Charter FDR & Winston Churchill agreed to work together without seeking territories to protect the seas and end the war
Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack against the US naval base in Honolulu led to US entering WWII
Created by: wm0397