Mussolini invades Ethiopia to boost Italian nationalism; is the first demonstration of League of Nations failures.
Dissenters= Red Army generals
Stalin eliminates all of those who oppose his reign.
Kristallnacht=Night of the Broken Glass
Refers to the wave of anti-Jewish programs where Nazi's destroyed businesses, homes, and synagogues.
Appeasement=giving in to an aggressive country to maintain peace
Despite appeasements by Britain and France, Hitler breaks the treaty and charges into Czechoslovakia.
Russia and Germany invade Poland from 2 fronts, despite promises with the Czech to stop invasions.
Following the invasion of Poland, Britain decides to stop Germany and declares war. However, they do not actually fight.
The Nazi Party invades France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands for Hitler's lebenstraum policy.
In a complete air war between Britain's R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) and Germany's Luftwaffe, Britain defeats Germany, saving Europe from domination.
Also called the London Blitz, Germany bombed London on a regular basis with firebombs, starting massive fires and killing thousands of civilians and destroying the city.
Hitler breaks the nonaggression pact with Stalin and attacks and declares war on Russia. Hitler is defeated.
The war begins to truly be a 2 sided war.
32nd President of the US, Roosevelt carried 57% of the votes with his eloquent speaking and promise for an improved country.
Roosevelt wants to get involved in the war, but the government overrules, wanting to stay isolated and not get involved.
As a response to the Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese kamikaze pilots.
The Chinese were unable to stop Japan from attacking. Japan attacked to show power as well as gain resources.
The Japanese surprise attack the US at Pearl Harbor, which is what forces the United States to surrender their neutrality and declare war.
The Japanese wanted to gain control over the whole province to show dominance.
President Hindenburg names Hitler chancellor of the German nation, and fuhrer of the Nazi Party.
Hitler drafts all men into the Vienna army to fight in WW2 battles.
Hitler wanted to annex (join) Austria with Germany to restore the large and powerful German nation.
Fuhrer= absolute leader (dictator)
After President Hindenburg's death, Hitler pronounces himself Fuhrer of Germany, destroying the Germany democratic system
Hitler and Stalin decided to ally with each other and promise support and defense for the other countries.
The Pact signed in Berlin between Germany, Italy, and Japan formed an official alliance between the axis powers.
The Nazi's used carbon monoxide to kill off the Jews, which is the first start to Hitler's mass exterminations.