WW II WW II Key terms

Term Definition
Anti-semetism prejudice and discrimination against Jewish people.
Facism A system of government characterized by strict social and economic control and a strong centralized government usually headed by a dictator.
Blitzkrieg German lightning warfare.
Neutrality Act 1939 European democracies might buy American war materials on a "cash-and-carry basis",
WAC U.S. Army group established during WW II so that women could serve in noncombat roles.
OWI Promoted patriotism, warn about foreign spies, propaganda abroad.
Island Hopping Attacking and capturing islands in a successive pattern.
Nuremberg Laws Placed severe restrictions of Jews, prohibited from marrying non-Jews, attending schools or universities, holding government hobs, practicing law or medicine.
Concentration Camp A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined
Appeasement Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.
NAZI Party The political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
Axis Power Military alliance formed by Italy and Germany in 1936.
Unconditional Surrender Surrendering to your enemies on their terms – no negotiations.
Internment Confinement during wartime.
Kamikaze A fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
Allies An alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy.
Atlantic Charter 1941 Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime minister Winston Church hill not to acquire new territory as a result of WWII and to work for peace after the war.
Manhattan Project Code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs.
Genocide Deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group.
Propoganda Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.

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