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War in Europe


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Blitzkrieg
Lighting war -- a typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces to take control of Poland and other European countries in 1939.
non-agression pact
Germany and the Soviet Union signed this pact and promised not to attack each other. Germany offered Stalin control of Eastern Poland and the Baltic States.
Winston Churchill
Famous for his reckless courage in war. In order to repair the British navy he (and Lloyd George) raise many taxes (or at least help make it happen), to effect conservatives, he's never ever …
Axis Powers
Japan, Italy, and Germany in World War II.
Lend-Lease
Allowed America to sell, lend, or lease arms or other war supplies to any nation considered "vital to the defense of the U.S."
Atlantic Charter
1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British PM Winston Churchill not to acquire new territory as a result of WW II and to work for peace after the war
Convoy System
Protection of merchant ships from U-boat attacks by having ships travel in large groups escorted by warships.
The Fall of France
Germans trapped over 400,000 British and French soldiers, French surrendered after Italy entered the war on the side of Germany
Battle of Britain
An aerial battle fought in WW II in 1940 between the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) and the British Royal Air Force. The Germans carried out extensive bombing raids against Britain, which offered successful resistance.
Selective Service Act
Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from ages 21 to 30 to register for the military draft
Allies
ally=friend Allies= US, UK, France, and Soviet Union
Hitler's big mistake
He voids the Non-Aggression Pact and attacks the Soviet Union.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
..., (1953-1957) and (1957-1961), when elected President, he was the most popular American; "I like Ike!" button. Modern Republicanism---didn't undo the New Deal of the Democrats. Called "The Republican's Choice" . He was the comma…
Battle of Stalingrad
Unsuccessful German attack on the city of Stalingrad during World War II from 1942 to 1943, that was the furthest extent of German advance into the Soviet Union.
V-E day
Victory in Europe Day celebrated the official defeat of the Nazis and end of WWII in Europe on May 8th, 1945.
Battle of the Bulge
December, 1944-January, 1945 - After recapturing France, the Allied advance stalled along the German border. In the winter of 1944, Germany staged a massive counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg which pushed a 30 mile "bu…
soft underbelly of Europe
Churchill wanted to hit Germany up from North Africa and through Italy. This attack drew some og Hitler's men and supplies and it did defeat Italy, but it delayed D-day and gave Russia extra …
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