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World War II (CH 27)


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Tuskegee Airmen
African American fighter pilots who trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, during World War II
Nazi-Soviet Pact
agreement signed between Hitler and Stalin in 1939 in which the two dictators agreed not to attack each other
limitations on the amoung of certain goods that people can buy
warlike act by one country without just cause
Operation Overlord
code name for the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944
Good Neighbor Policy
President Franklin Roosevelt's policy intended to strengthen friendly relations with Latin America
political system that is rooted in militarism, extreme nationalism, and blind loyalty to the state
(June 6, 1944) day of the invasion of Western Europe by Alllied forces
Potsdam Declaration
message sent by the Allies in 1945 calling for Japanese surrender
bracero program
recruitment of Mexican laborers to work in the United States during World War II
World War II military alliance of Germany, Italy, Japan, and six other nations
victory garden
during World War II, vegetable garden planted to combat food shortages in the United States
Bataan Death March
long trek across the Philippines that American and Filipino prisoners of war were forced to make by the Japanese in 1942
World War II military alliance of Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and 45 other countries
Rosie the Riveter
fictional factory worker who became a symbol of working women during World War II
slaughter of Europe's Jews by the Nazis before and during World War II
island hopping
during World War II, Allied strategy of capturing Japanese-help islands to gain control of the Pacific
person or group who is made to bear the blame for others
payment for losses
Atlantic Charter
a 1941 program developed by the United States and Britain that set goals for the postwar world
practice of giving in to aggression in order to avoid war
Lend-Lease Act
during World War II, the law that allowed the United States to sell arms and equipment to Britain
totalitarian state
country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives
"Double V" campaign
African American civil rights campaign during World War II
Navajo code-talkers
during World War II, Navajo soldiers who used their own language to radio vital messages during the island-hopping campaign
War Production Board
government agency created during World War II to help factories shift from making consumer goods to making war materials
Munich Conference
a 1938 meeting of the leaders of Britain, France, Italy, and Germeny at which an agreement was signed giving part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler
Battle of the Bulge
German counterattack in December 1944 that temporarily slowed the Allied invasion of Germany
the swift attacks launched by Germany during World War II
members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party
World War II Japanese pilot trained to make a suicidal crash attack, usually upon a ship
concentration camp
prison camp for civilians who are considered enemies of the state
Battle of Midway
a 1942 battle in the Pacific during which American planes sank four Japanese aircraft carriers
Battle of Britain
Germeny's failed attempt to subdue Britain in 1940 in preparation for invasion
Nuremberg Trials
Nazi war crimes trials held in 1945 and 1946
Neutrality Acts
series of laws passed by Congress in 1935 that banned arms sales or loans to countries at war

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