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WWII Review. Containment: Limiting communism to the areas already under Soviet control Anschluss: Union of Austria and Germany engineered by Hitler Island hopping: US Marines attempting to recapture islands in Pacific from the Japanese. Operation Barbarossa:

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wwii review
WWII Review
  • Containment:
    • Limiting communism to the areas already under Soviet control
  • Anschluss:
    • Union of Austria and Germany engineered by Hitler
  • Island hopping:
    • US Marines attempting to recapture islands in Pacific from the Japanese
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Operation Barbarossa:

    • German/Nazi plan to take over the Soviet Union
  • Warsaw Pact:
    • Alliance among the Soviet Union and 7 satellite states in Eastern Europe
  • NATO:
    • Alliance among US, Canada and 9 western European nations.
leading up to war
Leading Up to War..
  • 1935 – Italy invades Ethiopia
  • 1936 – Axis Powers are formed between Germany, Italy and Japan
  • 1937 – Japan invades Eastern China and expands its imperial power.
  • 1938 – Germany annexes the nation of Austria, breaking WWI treaty terms.
  • 1939 – Germany invades Poland, WWII begins!
the axis advances
The Axis Advances..
  • The siege of Leningrad caused the death of 1,000,000 Russians.
  • The German bombing on London was called the London blitz.
  • By 1942, the Japanese empire stretched from Southeast Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
the allies turn the tide
The Allies Turn the Tide..
  • Nazi racism was mainly aimed at the Jewish religious group.
  • The slogan “Asia for Asians” aimed to help Asians escape imperial rule.
  • The Big Three: FDR, Churchill and Stalin.
  • After the US enters WWII many Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps.
  • D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944.
victory in europe and the pacific
Victory in Europe and the Pacific
  • V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe.
  • The Bataan Death March cost the lives of over 10,000 Filipinos and Americans.
  • Kamikaze pilots used suicide missions to attack US ships.
  • The American President who decided to drop the a-bomb was Harry Truman.
  • August 6th, 1945 – 1st bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  • August 8th, 1945 – 2nd bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
from world war to cold war
From World War to Cold War..
  • Five permanent nations of the United Nations (UN) include:
    • US
    • USSR/Russia
    • Britain
    • France

and

    • China