History Since 1865 Quiz 3 terms

History Since 1865 Quiz 3 terms - Blitzkrieg Definition:...

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Blitzkrieg Definition: Literally means “lightning war”. Significance: Belgium and Holland fell within 23 days and gave Germany a route into France. This led to the German capture of France. Stalingrad Definition: A large battle between the Germans and the Soviets. Lasted from August 1942 until February 1943. Each side suffered more casualties than the Americans did during the entire war. Was a turning point in the war. Significance: Germany lost an entire army and their momentum. Stalin’s forces went on the offensive and moved South and West. Midway Definition: A small island west of Hawaii that the Japanese planned to capture. However, Americans had decoded Japanese transmissions and were prepared for the attack. Sank four enemy carriers, a cruiser and three destroyers. Was a turning point in the war. Significance: Broke Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific and stalled Japan’s offensive. Lend-Lease Definition: The United States “lent” the British weapons and war items to fight Germany. Roosevelt likened it to “lending a garden hose to a neighbor whose house was on fire.” Eventually began the lend-lease agreement with the Soviet Union. Significance: Brought the United States closer and closer to war with the Nazis. Rosie the Riveter Definition: A cultural icon for the United States representing the women who went to work in the factories (especially ones that produced war materials) during WWII while then men were off fighting in the war. “Rosie the Riveter” based after a real women who was featured in a promotional film as well as on a poster to help encourage women to
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Trotti during the Fall '07 term at Ithaca College.

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