Neutrality Act

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intended to prevent U.S. involvement ina European war

Battle of Coral Sea

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major victory for Allies, showed importance of aircraft carriers, prevented Japanese from occupying several important islands

North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Warsaw Pact

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In 1949, the United States, Canada, and ten European nations formed this military mutual-defense pact. In 1955, the Soviet Union countered NATO with the formation of the Warsaw Pact, a military alliance among those nations within its own sphere of influence.

Hitler's first steps for German expansion focused on Austria because

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main goal was to unite all German speaking people, Austria had many German speaking people and was close to Germany, Austria would increase population of Germany and give them more soldiers, resources, and access to the Mediterranean Sea

Soviet goals after WWII

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create a buffer zone between themselves and governments considered unfriendly (Germany, France, etc...),loss of a large amount of people (soldiers and civilians) caused economic hardships when it came to rebuilding after WWII

`Spanish-Civil War was a dress rehearsal for WWII because

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the Nazis used the war to test their new weapons

Why did Hitler decide to invade the Soviet Union?

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he wanted their natural resources

Vichy, France

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A Nazi-controlled puppet state in Southern France established by Hitler as the capital

Tehran Conference

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Churchill and Roosevelt gave into Stalin by letting the borders established in the Nazi-Soviet Pact stand

Why was the German air force almost grounded by the time of the D-Day invasion?

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the Germans had little fuel left due to the Allied bombing