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world history

What launched WWII Invasion of Poland by Germany
What happened after the invasion of Poland? Germany invaded and conquered France
What was the 3rd event of WWII Battle of Britain "London Blitz" 1st air battle
What the signifance behind the invasion of USSR Battle of Stalingrad (invaded USSR) turning point
US joined WWII bc- Bombing of Pearl Harbor, US joined w/ Allied Powers
6th event of WWII D-day, "storming the beaches of Normandy"to liberate Western Europe from Nazi rule
What ended WWII Hiroshima & Nagasaki (authorized by Pres. Truman), Japan surrendered
Joseph Stalin Soviet dictator (USSR), Battle of Stalingrad turning point of war
Franklin Roosevelt US President, evening radio speeches "fireside chats" crafted post-war agreements at Yalta Conference
Winston Churchill Britain Prime Minister, led Battle of Britain also coordinated war efforts for Allied victory
Harry Truman US president, post war conferences at Postdam led to Cold War against Soviet Union, authorized Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Dwight Eisenhower US General & Allied Commmander, oversaw execution of major decisions like D-day
Douglas MacArthur US General, led Allied effort in Pacific campaign, later liberated Phillipines from Japan during "island hopping" campaign following successful Battle of Midway (turning point)
George C. Marshall US General, planned Operation Overlord and created the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe
Nuremburg Trials War crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against peace
Germany reunited in 1990 after- The collapse of the Berlin Wall
Germany post WWII ÷ into occupation zones, creation of E/W Germany
West Germany US, France, Britain
East Germany USSR
Germany ÷ into 2 nations West: Federal Republic of Germany East: German Democratic Republic
Japan blamed for- Pacific Theater of WWII
Japan occupied under and by- US, General MacArthur
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Protected fundamental human rights universally
Yalta Conference Decided USSR would have sphere of influence in E Europe and US+Britain in W Europe
Post war Postdam Conference Solidified USSR and US+Britain's sphere of influence in Europe
Nations under Soviet control Satellite nations
Berlin Airlift US and its allies flew planes to drop supplies in Western Berlin
NATO Alliance for US spheres of influence
Warsaw Pact Alliance for USSR spheres of influence
Domino effect Fear that countries will fall 1 by 1 To communism
Truman Doctrine US would protect any nation from the threat of communism
Chinese Communist Red Forces Mao Tse-Tung
Chinese Nationalist forces Chiang Kai-Shek
Republic of China Formosa became Taiwan
People's Republic of China Recognized as independent
Vietnam's Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh
Result of Vietnam War Communist Vietcong forces defeated US with guerilla warfare, Vietnam = communist
Cuban Missile Crisis between- US president John F Kennedy vs Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev
Leader of Cuba Fidel Castro
Cuban Missile Crisis ended- USSR agreed to remove missiles from Cuba, US from Turkey
Algeria Revolution Won independence from France
Kenya Revolution Led by Jomo Kenyatta, won independence from Britain
South African Revolution Led by African National Congress (ANC) under Nelson Mandela, won independence from Britain
Nelson Mandela First black president of South America
Western Africa Achieved independence w/o violence
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