WWII Flashcards

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Fascism This is a form of government in which individual freedoms are denied and complete power is given to the government.
Dictator A leader who has complete control over a country's government.
Battle of Stalingrad Unsuccessful German attack on the city of Stalingrad during World War II from 1942 to 1943, that was the furthest extent of German advance into the Soviet Union.
Rationing Restricting the amount of food and other goods people may buy during wartime to assure adequate supplies for the military
D-day June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II
V-E Day May 8, 1945; victory in Europe Day was also when the Germans surrendered, Victory in Europe Day on May 8th, 1945 celebrated the official defeat of the Nazis and end of WWII in Europe.
Adolf Hitler 1933 dictator of Germany, German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Arsenal A military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms.
Benito Mussolini Fascist dictator of Italy. He led Italy to conquer Ethiopia (1935), joined Germany in the Axis pact (1936), and allied Italy with Germany in World War two. He was overthrown in 1943 when the Allies invaded Italy.
Joseph Stalin Communist dictator of the Soviet Union, Successor to Lenin as head of the USSR; strongly nationalist view of Communism; war with Western Europe and the United States.
Hedeki Tojo Prime minister of Japan and military leader during WWII, later executed for war crimes.
Anti-Semitism Discrimination against Jews.
Appeasement Attempting to avoid conflict by making concessions and agreeing to part of the demands (giving Hitler what he wanted so he would stop aggression)
The Big Three Stalin, FDR, Churchill
Chamberlin English prime minister, appeased Hitler @ Munich
Final Solution Hitler's plan to kill all the Jews in Europe.
Ghetto Restricted areas of European cities that kept Jews separated from others
Totalitarian Exerts total control over a nation.
Communism A socialist movement that practically allows the people living in that specific country or countries to do whatever they want.
What caused the US to join the Allies? The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941.
Victims of the Holocaust 6 million Jews and 5 million gypsies and other "undesirables"
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