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APB- WW2
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Social Studies
10th Grade
05/11/2022

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Final Solution
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The policy of rounding up Jews from the ghettos and sent to death camps.
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Operation Barbarossa
Definition
The attack on Russia from Germany.
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Russo-Japanese War
Definition
Japanese victory, which showed Japan, had arrived as a world power
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Neville Chamberlain
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- British Prime Minister who thought he had “Peace for our time”. A Joke.
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Mao Zedong
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Communist leader of China who came to power after World War 2.
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Milk Run
Definition
An bomber target that was easy
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Kuomintang
Definition
Then nationalist party in China.
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Adolf Hitler
Definition
Dictator who led Germany into World War 2 and masterminded the Holocaust.
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Enabling Act
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Gave Hitler the power to rule by his spoken word and pass laws at a whim.
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Tripartite Pact
Definition
Agreement between Japan, Italy, and Germany to support one another.
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Blitzkrieg
Definition
German “Lightening War”
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Anschluss
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Means “The Joining”- and was when Germany took over Austria.
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SS
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Hitler’s second private army who ran the concentration camps.
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Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Definition
Site of two nuclear detonations in Japan.
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Storm troopers (SA)
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Paramilitary group for Hitler- his first private army
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D-Day
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The Allied invasion of Normandy France in June of 1944.
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Joseph Goebbels
Definition
Propaganda minister for Hitler.
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15th Air force
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Stationed in Italy 2nd largest in the world.
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Chiang Kai-shek
Definition
Nationalist leader of the Kuomintang in China.
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Mein Kampf
Definition
Hitler’s autobiography and call to arms- written while in jail.
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Sudetenland
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The area of Western Czechoslovakia that Germany took over
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Munich Conference
Definition
French and British leaders got signed agreement from Hitler and Hitler got Sudetenland.
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Stalingrad
Definition
Major German defeat in Russia in 1942- turning point in war.
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Midway
Definition
Major American naval victory over Japan in the Spring of 42- 4 Japanese carriers sunk
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Liberator B-24
Definition
American Bomber which delivered punishment to Germany in a huge way.
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Meiji Restoration
Definition
Revolt against the Shogunate but represented the transformation of Japan in the late 1800’s.
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Herman Goring
Definition
Hitler’s number two man who ran the Luftwaffe.
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General Franco
Definition
Led the victorious rebels in the Spanish Civil War.
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Anti-Semitism
Definition
The belief that Jews were born enemies of all proper German values and traitors to the nation.
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Heinrich Himmler
Definition
Hitler’s most loyal colleague who ran the SS and Gestapo and ran the concentration camps.
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Ploetsi
Definition
Oil Refinery that was a major target of the allies in World War 2
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Night of Long Knives
Definition
In June of 1934 when the leaders of the SA were murdered by the SS.
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Luftwaffe
Definition
German Air Force
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Nuremberg Laws
Definition
Prohibited social contacts between Jews and Aryans.
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Rhineland
Definition
Area of Germany West of the Rhine river that they reoccupied with a small army.
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Fuhrer
Definition
New title for Supreme leader.
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Axis Pact
Definition
Agreement between Italy and Germany that made them allies in case of war.
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Rape of Nanjing
Definition
The brutal massacre and rape of Chinese in 1937.
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