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Blitzkrieg

Lightning war, the German military strategy during World War II of attacking without warning

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Propaganda

Information or rumors spread by a group or government to promote it's cause or ideas or to damage an opposing cause or idea

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Internment

The imprisonment of a large group of people without trial

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Island hopping

To travel from island to island especially those in the same chain

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Manhattan Project

The top-secret US government project that develop the atomic bomb

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Rationing

A system for limiting the distribution of food, gasoline, and other goods so that the military can have the weapons, equipment, and supplies it needs

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D-Day

June 6, 1944, The day that the Allied invasion of German occupied France began

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Blockade

the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit.

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The homefront


the civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad.

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War production Board

The federal agency set up to manage the conversion of industries to military production during World War II

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Battle of Stalingrad

A key Soviet victory during World War II that ended Hitler's effort to conquer the USSR

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Battle of Midway

The US naval victory in the Pacific during World War II that stop Japanese expansion and forced Japan to focus on defense