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World War 2

  1. 1. World War 2
  2. 2. V-J Day <ul><li>Victory of Japan Aug. 14, 1945 </li></ul>
  3. 3. V-E Day <ul><li>Victory in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>WW2 ends </li></ul><ul><li>May 8, 1945 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Holocaust <ul><li>Genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany in 1930’s and 1940’s </li></ul><ul><li>Six million Jews died in concentration camps </li></ul>
  5. 5. Battle of Midway <ul><li>US Navy engaged Japanese Imperial Fleet in most decisive naval battle of WW2 </li></ul><ul><li>US victory was turning point in war in Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese Navy aid and waste </li></ul>
  6. 6. Appeasement <ul><li>Policy of giving in to an aggressor’s demands in order to keep peace </li></ul>
  7. 7. Battle of Bulge <ul><li>Thousands of Allied troops mortally wounded to secure final victory </li></ul><ul><li>Germans staged last major offenses against Allies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blitzkrieg <ul><li>Lightening war </li></ul><ul><li>1 st bomb then move in with tanks and troops like against Poland </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hiroshima <ul><li>1 st Japanese city US dropped bomb </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nagasaki <ul><li>2 nd Japanese city US dropped a bomb </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anti-Semitism <ul><li>Prejudice, against Jews </li></ul>
  12. 12. Allies <ul><li>Britain, France, Russia, USA </li></ul>
  13. 13. Totalitarianism <ul><li>The government has total control of a persons life, dicatorship </li></ul>
  14. 14. Axis Powers <ul><li>Germany, Italy, and Japan formed Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis </li></ul><ul><li>Had agreements for Alliance cleared way of anti-democratic aggressor powers </li></ul>
  15. 15. “ Mein Kampf” <ul><li>A book by Hitler of his obsessions </li></ul><ul><li>Became basic book of Nazi goals and ideology </li></ul>
  16. 16. Concentration Camps <ul><li>Detention center for civilians who are considered enemies of a country </li></ul>
  17. 17. Pearl Harbor <ul><li>General Tojo ordered surprise attack on American fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>US declared war on Japan </li></ul><ul><li>1942, 2,403 died </li></ul>
  18. 18. Partition <ul><li>Dividing and sparation </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lend-Lease Act <ul><li>It allowed FDR to sell or lend war materials to any country whose defense the president deems vital to the defense to US </li></ul>
  20. 20. Lebensraum <ul><li>Living space for German Race </li></ul>
  21. 21. Kamikaze <ul><li>Japanese pilots who under took suicide missions crashing their explosive-laden airplanes into American Warships </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ribbentrop- Molotov Pact <ul><li>German- Soviet Non-Aggression Pact </li></ul><ul><li>To divide Poland </li></ul>
  23. 23. Atomic Bomb <ul><li>Nagasaki and Hiroshima got A Bombed </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese cities </li></ul><ul><li>Americans set bomb </li></ul>
  24. 24. Yalta Agreement <ul><li>Feb. 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Churchill, FDR, Stalin met in SU discussed post war </li></ul>
  25. 25. Potsdam Agreement <ul><li>Agree on policy for occupation and reconstruction of Germany and other nations </li></ul>
  26. 26. FDR <ul><li>Pres. US WW2 </li></ul><ul><li>(32) pres. of US </li></ul>
  27. 27. Joseph Stalin <ul><li>Dictator of Russia during WW2 </li></ul><ul><li>Fought Hitler </li></ul>
  28. 28. Adolf Hitler <ul><li>Leader of Nazi </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote Mein Kampf </li></ul><ul><li>Dictator of Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to eliminate Jews </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to take over Europe </li></ul>
  29. 29. Winston Churchill <ul><li>Prime minister of Great Britain during WW2 </li></ul>
  30. 30. Benito Mussolini <ul><li>Dictator of Italy- WW2 </li></ul><ul><li>“ IL Duce” </li></ul>
  31. 31. Eisenhower <ul><li>Allied Commander during WW2 </li></ul>
  32. 32. What was Europe's position towards Hitler's aggression? <ul><li>Europe didn’t want another war they gave into Hitler appeasement </li></ul>
  33. 33. How did Fascism take shape in Italy? <ul><li>Mussolini- dictator came to power governed due to poor leadership, high unemployment, high taxes, promoted nationalism </li></ul>
  34. 34. Who were the major players on the global stage? <ul><li>Axis- Germany, Japan, Italy, France, US, Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Allies- Russia </li></ul>
  35. 35. How Nazism took place in Germany? <ul><li>Hitler promoted Nationalism poor leadership and bad economic condition and resentment to treaty of Vers. </li></ul>
  36. 36. What was the attitude of US before US hit of Pearl Harbor? <ul><li>The US wanted to stay out of the war policy </li></ul><ul><li>isolationism </li></ul>
  37. 37. Some major battles of WW2? <ul><li>D-day </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of Bulge </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of Midway </li></ul><ul><li>VJ Day </li></ul><ul><li>VE Day </li></ul>
  38. 38. Why were casualties so high? <ul><li>Weapons more advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Planes dropped bombs, A-bomb, tanks, aircraft carriers, subs </li></ul>
  39. 39. Causes of WW2? <ul><li>Germany invades Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Militarism, Nationalism, Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Germany angry over Treaty of Vers. </li></ul>
  40. 40. What were the Questions the US had to ask to dropping the A-bomb? <ul><li>Should US bomb city to save many US soldiers lives to end the war? </li></ul>