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World War II Vocab. Treaty of Versailles. 1919 peace treaty that ended WWI which established new nations, borders, and reparations. League of Natoins. An association of nations established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. Communism.

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World war ii vocab

World War II Vocab

Treaty of versailles

Treaty of Versailles

  • 1919 peace treaty that ended WWI which established new nations, borders, and reparations

League of natoins

League of Natoins

  • An association of nations established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace



  • An economic and political system based on one party government and state ownership of property.

Joseph stalin

Joseph Stalin

  • Leader of the Soviet Union during World War II



  • Political system in which the state or government has total control over the lives of citizens

Benito mussolini

Benito Mussolini

  • Leader of fascist Italy during World War II

Franklin d roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Leader of the US during World War II

Adolf hitler

Adolf Hitler

  • Leader of Nazi Germany during World War II

Third reich

Third Reich

  • Hitler used nationalism and anti-Semitism to establish a new totalitarian government where he was dictator – called the Third Reich



  • Devotion to the interests and culture of one’s nation

Anti semitism


  • Hatred and prejudice towards to Jews



  • The granting of concessions to a hostile power in order to keep the peace

Axis powers

Axis Powers

  • Germany

  • Japan

  • Italy

Wwii dates

WWII Dates

  • 1939-45

Winston churchill

Winston Churchill

  • Prime Minister for Great Britain during WWII

Allied powers

Allied Powers

  • Great Britain

  • France

  • US

  • Soviet Union

Dwight d eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Commanding General of victorious allies during WWII

  • President of the US – 1953-61

The holocaust

The Holocaust

  • The systematic murder-or genocide- of Jews and other groups of people by the Nazis before and after World War II.

Battle of midway

Battle of Midway

  • A World War II battle that took place in early 1942. The Allies decimated the Japanese fleet at Midway, an island lying northeast of Hawaii. The Allies took the offensive in the Pacific and began to move closer to Japan.

Battle of the bulge

Battle of the Bulge

  • A month long battle of WWII, in which the Allies succeeded in turning back the last major German offensive of the war.

Manhattan project

Manhattan Project

  • The US program to develop an atomic bomb for use in World War II

Harry truman

Harry Truman

  • US President from 1945-53

  • Dropped atomic bombs on Japan

Hiroshima and nagasaki

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Japanese cities that the US dropped atomic bombs on

V e day

V-E Day

  • Victory in Europe Day

  • May 8, 1945

V j day

V-J Day

  • Victory over Japan Day

  • August 14, 1945



  • A restriction of people’s right to buy unlimited amounts of particular foods and other goods, often implemented during wartime to ensure adequate supplies for the military.

Victory gardens

Victory Gardens

  • People grew their own food so more could be sent to the men overseas.

Gi bill

GI Bill

  • A name given to the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, a 1944 law that provided financial and educational benefits for WWII veterans.

Baby boom

Baby Boom

  • The sharp increase in the US birthrate following World War II

Fort campbell

Fort Campbell

  • Constructed in 1942

  • TN/Kentucky

  • Trained thousands of young men for WWII

Cordell hull

Cordell Hull

  • From TN

  • Pres. FDR’s Sec. of State

  • Helped with foreign policy

  • “Father of the United Nations” – Nobel Peace Prize



  • Aluminum Company of America

  • Produced needed aluminum

Rosie the riveter

Rosie the Riveter

  • Became the symbol of those women who entered the work foce to fill the gap left vacant by men serving in the war

Oak ridge tn

Oak Ridge, TN

  • Secret city created to work on the Manhattan Project

Northern migration

Northern Migration

  • Over 2 mil African Americans made their way from the South to the cities of the North

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