11th Grade College World Civ. Second semester, test 6.
"Lightning War". Used tanks and armored forces, motorized infantry, and air power.
Hitler had the British/French army trapped here, but hitler called off the attack on them for three days. They escaped. This was Hitler's first error.
How did WWII begin?
WWII began when Poland was invaded by Germany.
Battle of Britain
Operation Sea Lion. "Take over the sky". First battle to be fought entirely by aircraft.
Hitler's first error...
Calling off the attack on the British/French army at Dunkirk.
Hitler's second error...
Attacking London and leaving the British aircraft alone.
One of Germany's greatest generals. Revolutionized the tank. "The Desert Fox".
Hitler's third error...
Attacking Russia with the biggest Blitzkreig ever.
Battle of Russia
Largest battle. German army surrendered here.
Stalin/Russia burned everything so that the German soldiers had no supplies.
Turning point of the Battle of Russia.
Brings USA into war. Japan sank our battleships.
Hitler's fourth error...
Declaring war on the USA. "Never try to fight two wars at once."
Most significant war tool on the Pacific/water.
Most significant war tool in Europe.
Building of the atomic bomb. Roosevelt ordered this to happen.
Battle of Midway
Turning point of the Pacific War. Japan did poorly.
Germans tried to blockaid Britain with these. Radar and sonar detection made them fail. 2/3rds of all Japanese ships were sunk by American subs.
Commanding the allies
Germans tried to kill Hitler, killed Rommel instead. July 20th.
Battle of the Bulge
Hitler's last chance. Largest battle on the western front. Ended Germany's ability to fight.
American ships got to Japan by using this tactic.
Largest naval battle in history. Japan lost it's army here.
"Divine Wind". Used by Japan. Suicide bombers.
May 8, 1945: Germany surrenders. European war is over.
New President of the USA, taking over for Roosevelt.
September 2. Japanese officially surrendered.
Kill/Sterilize all of tthe Jews, they'll be gone.
Conflict between USA and USSR for world domination, without directly confronting one another. 1945-1991.
Both USA and Soviet Union have fought wars with Afghanistan.
USA supplied them with war tools.
Soviet Union supplied them with war tools.
Cold War began here.
Stalin, Churchill, and FDR/Roosevelt. At Yalta, they decided what to do when the war ends.
Division between Eastern (communist/Soviet Union) and Western (repulican/USA) Europe.
1947. USA. Keeping communism in one place.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. USA/Allies protecting their friends. April 4, 1949.
Communist leader of China for 27 years. Eliminated anyone disagreeing with communism, killed 90 million Chinese.
North Korea (communist) invaded South Korea under the command of the Soviet Union. USA/Allies went there to fight them off. After 3 years of fighting, they signed an armistice in 1953. Introduced "limited war". June 24, 1950.
First manmade object in space. Soviets launched it into space and won "the race." Began the missile age. October 1957.
Communist leader of Cuba. Alligned tself with the Soviet Union. 1960.
Took over for Stalin when he died.
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962. American plane flew over Cuba and took photos of them building their missiles. Turning point of Cold War. Lead to peaceful coexistance.
Landed on the moon in 1969. USA won the "space race"