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World War II

Vocab. for Unit on WWII

dictator leader who has absolute power and rules a nation by force
Anti-Semitism dislike of or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic or racial group.
totalitarian seeking to control all aspects of life through dictatorial control
appeasement the policy of giving in to the demands of others in an effort to keep peace
obtain to gain
unify to join together
blitzkrieg fast, sudden attack by massed forces
target object of an attack
disarmament giving up military weapons
funds money
shift to move
ration to make scarce items available to people on a limited bases
civil defense protective measures taken by civilians in case of attack
overseas across the ocean
internment camp camp where Japanese Americans were kept during WWII
concentrate to focus
siege military blockade
tense anxious
genocide attempt to kill an entire population, such as an ethnic group
Holocaust the name given to the mass slaughter of Jews by the Nazis during WWII
concentration camp large prison camp used to hold people for political reasons
island hopping a strategy used during WWII that called for attacking and capturing certain key islands and then using these islands as a base from which to attack others
kamikaze during WWII, a Japanese suicide pilot whose mission was to crash his target
secure to gain control
conflict a war or a prolonged struggle
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