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1

What did Joseph Stalin want to do to the Soviet Union that caused 1 million deaths?

Transform them into a industrial power

2

Who was the leader of the Fascist party? What did he oppose?

Benito Mussolini;
Liberalism and socialism

3

What book did Hitler write in jail?

Mein Kampf (My Struggles)

4

Describe Hitler's Total State Techniques.

Propaganda, mass demonstrations, rearmament of the military, controlled people using fear based on Nazi ideology, churches and youth groups
Goal= Aryan Racial State

5

What was the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact? What was it talking about?

(Aug. 23, 1939) An agreement was made in which they would not attack one another and recognize each others territorial disputes;
Future land disputes in Poland

6

What was the Blitzkrieg? Who used it?

German military tactics,
"Lightning War"

7

Who were the Axis? Allies?

AXIS- Germany, Italy, Japan
ALLIES- US, UK, France, China, Russia

8

What did the Neutrality Act of 1935 state?

It prohibited arms shipments to all belligerent countries

9

What did the Neutrality Act of 1936 state?

Forbid loans to all belligerent countries

10

What did the Neutrality Act of 1937 state?

"Cash and Carry"
all nations must pay for nonmilitary purchases and ship the goods in their own vessel

11

What did the Neutrality Act of 1939 state?

Prohibited Americans from traveling on ships of belligerent nations

12

What did the Neutrality Act of 1940 state?

A program offered to Great Britain in which the US becomes "arsenal of democracy"

13

What was the Selective Service Act?

(1940) provided 1.2 million troops trained and 800,000 reserved troops a year

14

What does WAR stand for?

Wwii and the treaty of Versailles
Appeasement
Rise of Totalitarianism

15

Describe the Treaty of Versailles.

Germany lost land to surrounding nations,
War reparations ( Germany had to pay back Allies)

16

What is appeasement?

Giving someone something to make them happy and leave you alone

17

What was the US debt in 1940?

$9 billion

18

What was the US debt in 1945?

$98 billion

19

What was the cost of WWII?

$330 billion

20

What is a Totalitarian government?

A single party/leader controls economic, social, and cultural lives of people