Flashcards in Ch. 36 Deck (25):
Capital of China. Rape of Nanjing- Japanese soldiers raped 7,000 women, murdered many unarmed soldiers, & burned 1/3 of the homes
a ten- year military & economic pact that Japan signed in 1940 which aligned Japan with other recisionist nations
September 1938- consolidation of the appeasement policy. Revealed how most nations outside the revisionist sphere had decided to deal w territorial expansion by aggressive nations
Britain's prime minister. Announced that the meeting had achieved "peace for our time".
Russian-German Treaty of Agression
agreement by which the two nations agreed not to attack eachother & promised neutrality in the event that any went to war with a third party
"Lightning war". Germany stunned the world with this & sudden victory. (CHECK PAPER FOR DETAILS/ EVENTS)
Germany's Air Force which led the Battle of Britain. Rained bombs on heavily populated metropolitan areas.
code name for the June invasion of the Soviet Union
Japanese hoped to destroy American naval capacity by attacking here to clear the way for conquest of SE Asia
Asia for Asians
Slogan under which Japan pursued expansion on Asia. Implied that Japanese would lead again people's to independence from European imperialists.
Greater East Asian co-prosperity sphere
Japan needed the region's (Asia) resources so they sought to build this
D-Day (June 6, 1944); British & US troops landed on the coast of Normandy, this made German resistance fade
secret weapon of the U.S. which enabled cryptographer monitoring Japanese radio frequencies to discover the plan of attack on Midway
pilots who "volunteered" to fly planes with just enough fuel to reach an allied ship and dive bomb into it
15 leading nazi bureaucrats gathered to discuss and coordinate the final solution
largest of the concentration camps
Japanese army forcibly recruited woman age 14-20 to serve in miletary brothels called "comfort houses"
countermeasure to NATO. A military alliance of 7 communist European nations which matched collective defensive policies of NATO
German Democratic Republic
(EAST GERMANY)- emerged out of the soviet zone of occupation in Germany
communists (soviets) reinforced fortification along the border between E. & W. Germany because of East Germans leaving
headed a revolutionary movement in Cuba which overthrew Fulgencjo Batista y Zakdivar
soviet premier who embarked on a policy of de-Stalinization (the end of the rule of terror & partial liberation of soviet society)
liberal movement which Czechoslovakia communist leader supported and he promised citizens "socialism with human force"
reserved the right to invade socialist country that was deemed to be threatened by internal/external elements "hostile to socialism"