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WWII Vocabulary

Giving in to keep the peace. Appeasement
Declaration of principles issued by Winston Churchill and FDR in August 1941. Atlantic Charter
Severe economic downturn that followed the collapse of the US stock market in 1929. Great Depression
President of the US during the Depression and WWII Franklin D. Roosevelt
The German brand of facism Nazism
Roosevelt's program for creating jobs and improving the American economy New Deal
Fascism Political movement based on nationalism that gives power to a dictator and takes away from individual rights.
Germany, Italy and Japan Axis Powers
Leader of Britain during WWII Winston Churchill
Belief that political ties with other countries should be avoided. Isolationism
Warfare in which suprise air attacks are followed by massive attacks on land. Blitzkrieg
Book by Hitler outlining his beliefs and goals for Germany Mein Kempf
Fascist leader of Italy Benito Mussolini
Fascisst leader of Germany Adolf Hitler
Great Britain, France, U.S. and Russia Allies
Agreement that says countries will not attack or invade one another Non-aggression Pact
Germanic people Arayans
"The Night of Broken Glass" when the Nazis attacks Jews throughout Germany Kirstallnacht
Navy base in Hawaii attacked by the Japanese Pearl Harbor
American general who helped drive the Germans out of Africa Dwight Eisenhower
Breaking down armed forces and military Demilitarization
Huge allied invasion mounted to retake France from the Germans D-Day
Systemic killing of an entire people Genocide
Battle during which the Red Army forced the Germans out of Stalingrad Battle of Stalingrad
Trials of Nazi leaders charged with crimes against humanity Nuremberg Trials
Japanese admiral who decided that the U.S. fleet in Hawaii had to be destroyed Isoroku Yamamato
Hitler's plan to kill as many Jews as possible Final Solution
Japanese suicide pilots Kamikaze
U.S. general who commanded Allied forces in the Pacific Douglas MacArthur
Neighborhoods in which European Jews were forced to live Ghettos
Process of creating a government elected by the people Democratization
Systemic mass killing of Jews and other groups considered inferior by Nazis Holocaust
Created by: ctrnka