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1 WWII Review For your WWII Test, review the following – Notes – Contract packets – Chapter 16 in your textbooks – Online quizzes on my wikispace – Review day today

2 Opponents in World War II Axis powers 1.Germany Capital: Berlin Leader: Hitler 2.Italy Capital: Rome Leader: Mussolini 3.JapanCapital: Tokyo Leader: Hirohito

3 Opponents in World War II Allied powers (before Pearl Harbor) 1.EnglandCapital: London Leader: Churchill 2.France Capital: Paris Leader: De Gaulle 3.U.S.S.R.Capital: Moscow Leader: Stalin

4 Mein Kampf A page in "Mein Kampf" where Hitler discusses the Jewish religious community Front cover of “Mein Kampf”

5 The First Solution Loss of citizenship Dismissal from government service Banning of kosher butchering Jewish lawyers disbarred Jewish doctors forbidden to practice medicine

6 The Second Solution Transfer of Jews to ghettos outside Germany Wealthy Jews had to pay for the eviction of Jews from Austria and Czechoslovakia Most were moved to concentration camps in Poland

7 The Final Solution Mobile killing units in the Soviet Union “A more efficient method is needed.” Gas chambers to kill Jews; crematoria or open pits to burn the dead bodies Shoes, gold teeth, hair, tattoos were harvested off the Jews.

8 Early Highlights of World War II Germany invades Poland (Sept. 1, 1939) Germany takes D__________, N_______, B________, Netherlands, Luxembourg Germany moves into Paris (June 14, ’40) German bombers attack Britain (Aug. – Dec., ’40) Germany invades Soviet Union (June 22, ’41) Japan attacks P H H ( (Dec. 7, 1941)

9 Battleship, U.S.S. Arizona

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11 A series of American propaganda posters during World War II appealed to servicemen's patriotism to protect themselves from venereal disease. The text at the bottom of the poster reads, "You can't beat the Axis if you get VD". U.S. Propaganda from World War II, Depicting Hitler as foolish.Hitler From Wikipedia.com

12 War on the homefront Turn to a neighbor and tell them 1.A reason America got involved in WWII 2.Something Americans did on the homefront to support the war effort 3.What day America declared War on Japan

13 Fighting in Europe Two theaters of war – Europe and the Pacific Dwight D. Eisenhower Douglas MacArthur The Battle of Britain –Blitzkrieg The Soviet Union –Stalin and the Battle of Stalingrad The Battle of the Bulge –SS and Gestapo Occupation of territories –Resistance movements (France, Netherlands, Germany, Soviet Union) Fighting in North Africa –Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia –Erwin Rommel and Bernard Montgomery

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15 Japanese Kamikaze Pilots.asf Japanese Kamikaze Pilots.asf Kamikaze attack on USS St. Louis Island Hopping US Pacific Campaign Strategy

16 The_Manhattan_Project_and_the_Atomic_Bomb_Attacks_on_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki.asf Truman_Drops_A_Bomb_Japan_Surrenders.asf The_Manhattan_Project_and_the_Atomic_Bomb_Attacks_on_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki.asf Truman_Drops_A_Bomb_Japan_Surrenders.asf 10. Hiroshima – August 6, 1945 ~ killed 80,000 people & level 42 square miles The_Manhattan_Project_and_the_Atomic_Bomb_Attacks_on_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki.asf Truman_Drops_A_Bomb_Japan_Surrenders.asf

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18 Nagasaki – August 9, 1945 ~ killed 40,000

19 Three Options to End War (1) Use Nuclear Bomb (2) Invade Mainland Japan (3) Blockade Japan Cold War Positioning  End war before Soviets invade  Minimize Soviet influence in peace treaty

20 Defeating the Axis Powers D-Day (June 6, 1944) Battle of the Bulge (December, 1944) FDR’s Death (April 12, 1945) V-E Day (May 8, 1945) Potsdam Ultimatum— “Japan: surrender, or else!” August 6, 1945—Hiroshima August 9, 1945—Nagasaki V-J Day (September 2, 1945) Nuremburg War Crimes Trials

21 U.S. World War II Production Planes = 300,000 Tanks = 61,000 Trucks = 87,000 Firearms = 17,900,000 Heavy artillery = 2,400,000 Shells, bombs, etc. = millions of tons

22 Profile of U.S. Servicemen 39% were volunteers 61% were draftees Combat survivability: (out of 1,000) 8.6 were killed in action, 3 died from other causes, and 17.7 received non-mortal combat wounds. Average base pay: enlisted, $71.33 per month; officers, $ per month Total number in all military branches: 4 million Number of World War II veterans dying per day since 2002—one thousand

23 The D-Day Invasion Codename: Operation Overlord

24 Dates to Know… Sept. 2, 1939 Dec. 7, 1941 June 6, 1944 Aug. 6, 1945 May 8, 1945 Aug. 9, 1945 Sept. 2, 1945


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