Flashcards in WWII Questions Deck (39)
British Prime Minister
Fascist Italian leader
U.S. Presidents during WWII
Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S Truman
Supreme Allied Commander/U.S. General in Europe
Dwight D. Eisenhower
U.S. General in the Pacific
Alliance made up of Britain, France, the U.S., China, the Soviet Union, etc.
Alliance made up of Germany, Italy, and Japan
the deliberate attempt to wipe out an entire nation or group of people
warlike act by one country against another without cause
act of setting limits on the amount of scarce goods people can buy
To confine a group to a camp until after a war
Giving in to demands to avoid conflict.
A presidential command that is similar to a law except it does not need congressional approval.
Turning point in the Pacific Theatre as Allies went on the offense for the first time in June 1942.
Battle of Midway
This decision ended the war in the Pacific
Dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Beginning of the end of war for the European Theater as Allies were able to invade France and push back German forces.
Operation Overlord (a.k.a. D-Day)
Allowed US troops to gain an air strip closer to Japan for the purpose of round the clock bombings over Tokyo.
Repeated bombing of cities by Germany’s Air Force
Battle of Britain
Major German counterattack following D-Day.
Battle of the Bulge
Allowed Germany to invade Poland without fear of attack from one of Poland’s powerful neighbors.
Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact
Germany’s tactic for modern warfare to quickly attack and overcome their enemy; “lightning war.”
The event that prompted Britain and France to declare war on Germany
invasion of Poland
The event that prompted U.S. entry into WWII
attack on Pearl Harbor
What were the Nuremberg Trials and the Tokyo Trials?
War crimes trials for Nazi and Japanese leaders after the end of WWII
Who was "Rosie the Riveter?"
Symbol for U.S. women working in wartime industries during WWII
Why did the government enforce rationing?
To ensure that supplies would still be available and reasonable costs despite shortages during the war.