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TermDefinition
appeasement giving in to aggressive demands to avoid war
Winston Churchill British prim minister he opposed appeasement and led Britain Through WWII
Axis Powers the alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan in WWII
nonaggression pact an agreement between nations to not attack each other
blitzkreig a German word meaning lightning war a fast and forceful type of fighting used by German in WWII
Allies the alliance of Britain France and Russia in WWII joined by the united states after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941
Battle of Britain Three months air battle between Germany and Great Britain fought over great Britain During WWII Britains victory forestalled a german Invasion
Hideki Tojo Japanese nationalist and general he took contral of japan during WWII later tried and executed for war crimes
isolation Staying out of affair between nations the position filled by the US at the beginning of WWII
Erwin Rommel German general during WWII he commanded the Afrika Korps and was nicknamed the dessert fox for his agreements
Battle of El Alamein WWII battle in which Britain won a decisive victory over Germany in Egypt and secured the suez canal
Dwight D. Eisenhower General 34 president of the US Supreme allied comander in Europe During WWII He led the allied invasion of d day
Siege of Leningrad Nazi army's unsuccessful attempt to capture the city of Lenin Gard in the soviet union during WWII as many as 1 million people perished
Battle of Stalingrad WWII battle between Germany and Soviets for the city of Stalingard each side sustained hundreds of thousand of casualties soviets won Turing point
Douglas MacArthur American general commanded troops in the south pacific during WWII administered japan after WWII commander UN forces for Korean War and was removed by President Truman
Bataan Death March a forced march of American and philipino prisoners of war captured by japan
Battle of Guadalcanal WWII battle in the pacific first allied counterattack against japanese forces Allied victory forced japanese forces to abandon the island
Battle of Midway WWII naval battle fought in the Pacific American knew where it was and won was an important victrory
kamikazes WWII japanese planes that were filled with bombs and crashed into enemy ships
deported forced to leave a country
Final solution the Nazi partys plan to exterminate all jewish people
ghetto an area where minority groups live
concentration camps detention sites for military or political purposes to confine terrorize and in some cases kill civilians
Holocaust the killing of jews by Nazi during WWII
D-Day june 6 1944 the first day of the allied invasion in Normandy
V-E Day may 8 1945 term used by allies means victory in europe
Battle of Iwo Jima WWII battle between japanese and US forces
Battle of Okinawa WWII victory of allies troop killed 100000 japanese and 12000 americans
Harry S. Truman 33 president after the death of Franklin D Roosevelt Led US through end of WWII and beginning of cold war
Hirohito emperor of Japan from 1926 to 1989 led japan through WWII and had to surrender after the atomic bombing
V-J Day August 15 1945 term used by allies mean victory over Japan
Yalta Conference meeting between Franklin D Roosevelt Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin on what to do about Germany
United nations international organization from in 1945 to maintain world piece and encourage cooperation
Potsdam Conference meeting of allied leader in Potsdam Germany to address post WWII Europe
Created by: patriciacruz