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WW2 vocabulary

totalitarian relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
fascism form of government which is a type of one-party dictatorship.
communism political and economic system
nazism set of political beliefs associated with the Nazi Party of Germany.
neutrality Act laws passed
appeasement olicy of making concessions to the dictatorial powers in order to avoid conflict
NONAGGRESSION PACT national treaty between two or more states/countries where the signatories promise not to engage in military action against each other.
blitzkrieg an intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.
LUFTWAFFLE was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
RAF the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
holocaust destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.
kristallnacht also called Night of Broken Glass or November Pogroms, the night of November 9–10, 1938,
genocide the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
ghetto jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II.
concentration camp a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities
axis power World War II was fought between two major groups of nations.
allied powers countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War.
lend-lease act he Lend-Lease policy, formally titled An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States, was an American program to defeat Germany, Japan and Italy by distributing food, oil, and materiel between 1941 and August 1945.
atlantic charter The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement issued during World War II
WAAC The Women's Army Corps was the women's branch of the United States Army.
manhattan projecT he Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons.
OPA The Office of Price Administration was established within the Office for Emergency Management of the United States government
WPB The War Production Board was an agency of the United States government that supervised war production during World War II.
rationing a fixed allowance of provisions or food, especially for soldiers or sailors or for civilians during a shortage
d-Day World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
battle of the bulge also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945, and was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II
V-E day Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, was celebrated on Tuesday, 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
V-jday ictory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end
battle of midway The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific
kamikaze a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.
hiroshima Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II.
nagasaki two nuclear weapons over the Japanese city pf Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945
nuremberg trials The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war after World War II.
CORE The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), founded in 1942, became one of the leading activist organizations in the early years of the American civil rights movement
internment camp The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of who
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