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WWII Vocabulary 1

Vocabulary Terms for WW2 Part 1

TermDefinition
Appeasement giving in to aggressive demands in order to avoid war
Axis Powers the alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War II
Nonaggression pact an agreement between nations to not attack one another
Blitzkrieg a German word meaning "lightning war"; a fast, forceful style of fighting used by Germans in World War II
Allies the alliance of Britain, France, and Russia in World War II; joined by the United States after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941
Battle of Britain three month air battle between Germany and Great Britain fought over Great Britain during World War II; Britain’s victory forestalled a German invasion
Isolationism staying out of the affairs and wars of other nations; the position initially held by the United States at the beginning of World War II
Battle of El Alamein World War II battle in which the Britain won a decisive victory over Germany in Egypt, securing the Suez Canal
Bataan Death March a forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II
Battle of Midway World War II naval battle fought in the Pacific; the Americans broke the Japanese code and knew the date and location of the attack, setting the stage for a major American victory
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