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World War 2

vocab for WW2

Fascism A political system based on militarism, extreme nationalism, and blind loyalty to the state and it's leader.
Nazi A fascism group that was based on racism and was lead by Adolf Hitler.
Aggression A warlike act by one country against another without cause.
Appeasement A policy of giving in to aggression in order to avoid war.
Bataan Death March The Japanese captured 70,000 US soldiers and forced them to walk 65 miles to a prison camp and many of them died.
Rationing The act of setting limits on the amount of scarce goods people could buy.
Rosie the Riveter A fictional character that became a popular symbol of women working for the war effort.
Internment Camps Camps that held Japanese Americans during a time of the war.
Island Hopping A strategy in which American forces would capture some Japanese-held islands and go around others.
Kamikaze A Japanese strategy in which pilots crashed their planes into American ships in a suicide.
Genocide The deliberate attempt to wipe out an entire nation or group of people.
Enola Gay The plane that dropped the atomic bomb and thus ended World War 2.
Created by: lcoole