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WWII Vocabulary. Aggression : Any warlike act by one country against another without just cause . Appeasement : The practice of giving into aggression in order to avoid further conflict .

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wwii vocabulary
WWII Vocabulary
  • Aggression: Any warlike act by one country against another without just cause.
  • Appeasement: The practice of giving into aggression in order to avoid further conflict.
  • Blitzkrieg: “Lightening War”- Quick warfare used by the Germans. Germans used tanks, armored vehicles, airplanes, to move quickly against the enemy and overrun large areas of land in little time.
  • Kamikaze: A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship.
  • Atomic Bomb: An explosive weapon of great destructive power derived from the rapid release of energy
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Concentration Camp: A camp where civilians, enemy, political prisoners, and sometimes prisoners of war are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions.

  • Axis Powers: Military alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  • Allies: Military alliance between the United States, Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and China.
  • Winston Churchill: British Prime Minister
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961).
  • Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953). He authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Japan (1945).