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Ch. 12-WWII


What was the name given to Neville Chamberlain’s policy that European nations should give in to the demands of Hitler to avoid war? appeasment
Stalin of __________________ signed a nonaggression pact with Hitler of Germany, leading to the division of Poland, and an agreement not to go to war against each other. the Soviet Union
Britain and France declared war on Germany after Germany invaded the country of ________. Poland
What was the military tactic introduced in the invasion of Poland-also known as “lightning war”? blitzkrieg
n the Eastern Front, the Soviets defeated the Germans in February 1943 in the Battle of _____________________ , a turning point in the war in Europe. Stalingrad
The United States entered WWII after what event on what date? Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
What battle was the turning point in the war in the Pacific? Battle of Midway
What happened on June 6, 1944 and what was the name of the invasion? the invasion of Normandy, France by the Allies called D-Day
What happened on May 8, 1945? Germany surrendered and war in Europe over
On what two Japanese cities did the U.S. drop atomic bombs in August of 1945? Hiroshima and Nagasaki
What was Auschwitz? a concentration camp in Poland where Germany sent Jews
What was the “Final Solution”? genocide (Holocaust) or killing of all the Jews
Approximately how many European Jews died in the Holocaust? 6 million
Most of the Nazis brought to trial were found guilty during the ___________________ Trials. Nuremberg
What did the U.S. do to 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII? sent then to internment camps
How many soldiers died in WWII? 17 million
What peacekeeping organization was created after WWII? the United Nations
The date for the German blitzkrieg in Poland. September 1, 1939
The date for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941
The date the Allies invaded France. June 6, 1944
The date Germany surrendered to General Eisenhower. May 8, 1945
The date for the the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. August 6, 1945
The date for Japan formally surrendering to the Allies on the battleship U.S.S. Missouri . September 2, 1945
Put the following events in the correct chronological order: D-Day; surrender of Japan; surrender of Germany (1) D-Day; (2) surrender of Germany; (3) surrender of Japan
Who was the leader of Britain (before 1940) during WWII? Neville Chamberlain
Who was the leader of Britain (after 1940) during WWII? Winston Churchill
Who was the leader of the United States (1933-1945) during WWII? Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the leader of Britain Germany during WWII? Adolf Hitler
Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during WWII? Joseph Stalin
Who was the leader of Italy during WWII? Benito Mussolini
Created by: david.frost