Chapter 17 World History Vocabulary
Policy of giving in to an aggressor’s demands in order to keep the peace.
Opposition to all war.
A group of laws enacted by the United States to avoid involvement in a European conflict.
Germany, Italy, and Japan.
A conservative Spanish general supported by Fascists and Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War; later became dictator.
Union of Austria and Germany.
A region of Czechoslovakia.
A nonaggression pact uniting Germany and the Soviet Union.
“Lightning war” using improved tanks and airpower.
German air force.
Site of British troops stranded in France, and their rescue by sea.
Location in France of Germany’s “puppet state.”
General Erwin Rommel
German general known as the “Desert Fox.”
Nazi detention and killing centers for civilians considered enemies of the state.
The systematic genocide of about six million European Jews by the Nazis during World War II.
Law allowing FDR to sell or lend war materials to those who were fighting for freedom.
Rosie the Riveter
The character who symbolized the millions of women working in essential war industry jobs.
A ship from which aircraft can take off and land.
A decorated World War II general who later became president of the United States.
Site of one of the costliest battles of the war between Germany and the Soviet Union.
June 6, 1944, the day of the Allies’ invasion of France.
The February 1945 meeting between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin where they agreed on the Soviet Union’s joining the Pacific war, and on postwar arrangements.
Scientific advances applied to practical purposes.
Ready for use; at hand.