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Attempt to preserve peace by yielding to the demands of an aggressor

Appeasement

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Treaty that signed by Germany, Japan, and Italy to resist communism

Anti-Comintern treaty

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Statement of beliefs signed by britian and the us in Aug 41 similar to Wilson's 14 points

Atlantic charter

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Germany, Italy, Japan, and their allies in WW2

Axis powers

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Name the German plan to invade and defeat the USSR

Barbarossa

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Air war over britian during WW2 won by the RAF

Battle of britian

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Leader of French resistance during WW2

Charles de Gaulle

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June 6, 1944

D-day

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Premier of France attending the Munich conference

Edouard daladier

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Supreme commander of allied forces during WW2

Dwight d. Eisenhower

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The nazi plan to kill all Jews in Europe

Final solution

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German field marshal and commander of the afrika corps; committed suicide after implication in hitlers assassination attempt

Erwin Rommell

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American president during most of WW2

Franklin Roosevelt

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US president that made the decision to "drop the bomb"

Harry Truman

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Secret agreement between the USSR and Germany to split Poland

German-Soviet non-aggression pact

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Military dictator of Japan during WW2

Hideki Tojo

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Treaty signed by 62 nations making war illegal without any way to enforce it

Kellogg- Briand pact

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Brutal battle in the USSR in which the tide of war turned on the eastern front

Kursk

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Acts passed by congress between 1935 and 1937 expressing the desire of the US to stay out of future wars

Neutrality acts

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Meeting at which the sudentenland was given to Germany

Munich Conference

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Planned allied invasion of Northwest France to open a second front; the largest amphibious invasion in history

Operation overlord

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British PM at the Munich conference

Neville Chamberlain

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May 8, 1945 the surrender of Germany

VE Day

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Meeting where the big three issued at ultimatum to unconditional surrender to Japan and planned the occupation of Germany

Potsdam

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Meeting of the big three where it was decided that Germany would be temporarily divided and occupied and countries would be allowed to elect their own governments

Yalta conference

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Nazi extermination camp in Poland where 2 million were killed

Auschwitz

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German for "lighting war"; war strategy base on rapid movement

Blitzkrieg

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Hitlers last offensive of WW2 begun before Christmas, 1945

Battle of the Bulge

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People who are willing to assist their country's enemies

Collaborator

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Port on the English Channel where the British evacuated 338,000 soldiers

Dunkirk