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Canada and World War II
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Social Studies
11th Grade
06/22/2015

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what was the Munich Agreement?
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it was an agreement made by france, Germany and Britain that Germnay could take Czehslovakia as German land.
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what was the british Commonwealth Air Training Plan?
Definition
the british air training plan that Canadians agreed to where british instructors would train pilots and each other flight personnel.
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who was CD Howe?
Definition
the minister of the departement of Munitions and Supplies
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Policy of Total War?
Definition
Canadians willing to do whatever it took to defeat the enemy
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what were the two alliances fighting each other at the start of ww2?
Definition

The Allies: Britain, France and the Commonwealth

The Axis: Italy, Germany, Japan

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Phoney war
Definition
allied troops were stationed along France's Border with Germny while waiting for 7 months and nothing happened. Meanwhile, Germany used a blitzkrieg tactic and attacked Norway and Denmark. What on earth did they do to be in this war?
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Blitzkreig
Definition
a powerful war tactic used by the Germans as a surprise attack whith lightning speed.
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What was the evacuation of Dunkirk?
Definition
It was an evacuation that happened where the British were pushed back to a place called dunkirk where every british vessel big and small came and carried the british soldiers accross the english channel back to Britain
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When did the evacuation of Dunkirk take place?
Definition
June fourth 1940
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Operation Sea Lion
Definition
the invasion plan for Britain Hitler's next goal after bombing Dunkirk
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What was the battle of britain a battle between of?
Definition
the German Luftwaffe and the British RAF
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Where did Hitler target in England when conducting the air raids?
Definition
Mostly on the main capitol, London
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The blitz
Definition
the nagiven given to the German Raids where they bombed London and other cities.
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how long did this blitz last for?
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The Luftwaffe bombed them for 50 strait nights.
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how many people were killed in this blitz?
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more than 23 000 people were killed in these bombings
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What was Operation Berbossa?
Definition
Hitler's plan to invade the USSR to complete his plan of completing his empire
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what was the place where the Russians held out against the German offensive?
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Stalingrad
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How did Hitler loose his campain against the Soviets?
Definition
The German army was not prepared for the cold russian winter which caught them by surprise
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What did Japan do during the war in Europe?
Definition
Japan invaded the European Colonies in Asia since most of the colonies were lost due to nations falling in europe
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What happened at Pearl Harbour on 1943?
Definition
It was attacked by incomming Japanese fighters who bombed the main American Naval base and flew their planes into the base using them as bombs.
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When did the US declare war on Japan? Why did they fight in Europe?
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After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and they fought in Germany becasue Germany decided to declare war on America since Germany had to show allegience to the Japanese empire
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Why were Candians sent to Hong Kong?
Definition
Britain wanted Hong Kong to be protected from incomming Japanese forces
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when did Canadians surrender to the Japanese and what happened to them after they surrendered?
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Canadians surrendered on Christmas day on 1941 and they were sent to the Japanese internment camps which were brutal and malnutritious
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What was the dieppe raid?
Definition
it was a failed raid attempt against the Germans which lead to a loss of over 900 canadians soldiers and many more taken prisoner
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how did this raid fail?
Definition
it failed since the tanks were unable to move on the peble beach which made it impossible for the Canadians to push forward
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What was the battle of the atlantic a battle for?
Definition
Hitler wanted to starve England so what he did was set up a line of U-Boats that would sink merchant ships comming to England.
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what happened to the Royal Canadian Air Foce during the war?
Definition
it was continuously expanding conducting raids in Germany, north Africa, Northwestern Europe and southest asia including night raids in Germany
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Where did Canadians fight in Italy?
Definition
After invading sicily, the british took the left part of Italy, America in the middle and Canadians on the right who needed to take the important town of Ortona
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Who was the battle between in the fight in ortona?
Definition
Hitler's Elite paratroopers who were the best of the best and the Loyal Edmonton regiment
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What was D-Day?
Definition
D-Day was the largest Allied invasion that has ever taken place in history.
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What beach did Canadians land on to defeat the German defence?
Definition
The Canadians landed on Juno Beach
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After the allied invasion liberated France and belgium where did Canadians fight?
Definition
They liberated the Netherlands
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how many Canadians Died in this liberation?
Definition
6300 Canadians died.
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When did Germany Surrender?
Definition
May 7th, 1945
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What was the Holocaust?
Definition
it was a genocide of murdered minorities in German occupied Europe which mostly consisted of Jews. The death toll of this genocide was 6 million jews, gypsies, slavs and many others
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what was the manhattan project?
Definition
it was the project consisting of Canadians, Americans and British who created the Atomic bomb?
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Why did Japan Surrender?
Definition
The US dropped two atomic bombs killing thousands of innocent civilians
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what was the conscription crisis?
Definition
the issue dealing with conscription in Canada
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