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US Pre-WWII

US run up to WWII.

Defintion Term
Political ideology in which the nation and race are more important than individuals. fascist
Complete control by the leader. totalitarian
Policy in which one gives in to demands to keep from getting into confrontations. appeasement
Lightning-War blitzkrieg
Leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler
Leader of Italian Fascist Party Benito Mussolini
War where Axis Powers tested their weapons against Communists. Spanish Civil War
Who where the original Axis Powers? Italy and Germany
The name of the Third German Empire. Third Reich
Laws passed in the United States during the 1930's in an attempt to keep the country out of war. The Neutrality Acts
The air war between Germany and Great Britain. Battle of Britain.
A belief that the United States should become involved in the European War. Interventionists
The belief that the United States should stay out of the European War. Isolationists
The law passed that allowed the peace time draft in the 1930's. The Selective Service Act
The law that was passed that allowed military supplies to be lent, leased, or sold to any country that was vital to the defense of the United States. Lend-Lease Act
This International Agreement set the stage for the United Nations. Atlantic Charter
a "date which will live in infamy." Attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
Victory with no concessions accepted from your enemies. Unconditional Surrender
A war in which civilians are treated the same as the military. Total War
June 6, 1944 D-Day
Allied invasion of mainland Europe. D-Day
Technology that used sound waves to find or "see" underwater objects. Sonar Technology
Hitler's attempt to eradicate or kill off the Jewish population of Europe. Allies had heard of this as early as 1942. the Holocaust
The code name of the United States' plan to build atomic weapons. Manhattan Project
Germany's last big counter-offensive during WWII. It occurred in Belgium. Battle of the Bulge
Great Britain's leader who stood up to Hitler. Winston Churchill
French Leader who followed policy of appeasement. Premier Edouard Daladier
Great Britain's leader who followed policy of appeasement. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
Massive effort to pull English and French forces off of the Continent and back to Great Britain. Dunkirk.
Government in France set up by Hitler to work with Hitler. Vichy France
US policy of not acknowledging changes to countries borders due to force and aggression. Ex. Japan invaded China. Stimson Doctrine
International Conference held to attempt to find ways to end global depression. FDR did not cooperate, this caused issues. London Conference 1933.
FDR's attempt to mend relations between US and Latin America. Pulled troops stationed in various countries home. Good Neighbor Policy
German Parliament. Reichstag
Neutrality Act that prohibited loans from US to any belligerent nations. Neutrality Act of 1936
Neutrality Act that prohibited US citizens from traveling on ships of any belligerent nations. Neutrality Act of 1936
Neutrality Act that prevented the US from selling arms to any belligerent nation. Neutrality Act of 1935
Largest and best organized group in US that tried to keep us out of WWII> America First Committee
Term used by FDR, meant US would supply the countries fighting the dictators in WWII. Arsenal of Democracy
Policy where countries could buy war materials from US if they shipped the goods themselves. Cash and Carry
1920's Treaty that set borders in Europe, also set up guarantees against attack from Great Britain and France. Treaty of Locarno
Attempt to fix the German War Reparation issue, helped in short term, but gave a lot of foreign influence into German economy. The Dawes Plan
Allowed cash and carry of war goods and repealed earlier Neutrality Acts. Neutrality Act of 1939
French fortifications on German Border. Maginot Line
Great Britain signed over islands in Caribbean for US Ships. Destoyers for Bases
A derogatory nickname for arms munition companies after WWI. Merchants of Death
1937 speech by FDR, urged aggressor nations be isolated until they stop their actions. Quarantine Speech
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