___________________ Conference- leaders of France and England met with Hitler Mussolini and accepted their promise not to ________________further into Europe in ____________________ for the Sudetenland (which effectively gave him all of Czechoslovakia)
English Prime Minister Neville __________________________ declared he had achieved ‘_________________ in our time ‘
Hitler and Stalin
Joseph ______________ rose to power after the Bolshevik revolution in _________ and ruled the USSR from ______________________________
Succeeded ______________ as head of the Socialist party, despite Lenin’s misgivings
Naturally _______________ and suspicious, began a series of ___________________- attempting to ________________ political enemies who opposed the ____________________Party.
Focus specifically on the military which _____________________ the Red Army severely
Did ______________________ the USSR by taking direct control of industry- although caused___________________ that killed millions
1939- Hitler and Stalin sign the German-Soviet Non-_____________________________Pact
USSR agreed not to enter the war in exchange for ___________________ over the Balkans and eastern Poland
This allowed Germany to invade Poland without __________________________
The War Begins
Sept 1, 1939 Germany invaded _________________
Blitzkrieg (____________________ war) - speed, force, and _________________- coordination of ground and air attacks.
France and Britain declared _________ on the 3rd, but did ______________ while Poland fell.
France moved its troops to the _______________________line- supposedly invincible line of defense along the _____________________ border
April of 1940- Hitler surprises _______________________ and gains control of the capital in 2 hours- Norway by June.
Britain elects a new PM, Winston _______________________ who had been _____________________ of the threat Hitler posed since 1932
May of 1940- Hitler began his assault on Western Europe
Went through __________________, Luxembourg and the Netherlands before pushing into _____________________
Luxembourg surrendered in 1 day, the Netherlands in ______.
Escape at ___________________________
British attempted to ______________________ but they were forced back and cornered on the beach at Dunkirk
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) held the Germans off long enough for ___________________ troops to escape across the channel, leaving _________________________________________________ behind.
In 6 weeks, Germany had conquered most of Europe, only ____________________ remained
FDR issued a proclamation of _____________________, although he recognized the threat Hitler posed and wanted to ________________________ Britain and France
___________________________________- law that FDR pushed through Congress allowed _____________________nations to purchase arms as long as they paid _________ and __________________________their own goods
Sept. 1940- FDR instituted the first peacetime _______________ in US history
Election of 1940- FDR ________________________ to keep the US out of foreign wars
_____________________________ Act- when Britain ran out of cash, this allowed the president to ____________________________________________________________ war material to any country
Eventually was extended to the ________________
US navy aided in British detection of German _______________________
Collision Course in the Pacific
1940- Japan occupied __________________________ (modern day Vietnam) - goal of capturing French _______ in the Dutch East Indies.
US responded with an ______________________ (official ban on ____________ with a certain country) on scrap metal, oil and aviation fuel.