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World War II Word Search

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Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Battle of Stalingrad
Pearl Harbor
Joseph Stalin
Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
Hungary
Romania
Australia
Italy
France
China
United States
Soviet Union
Holocaust
Europe
Treaty of Versailles
Poland
invasion
Nazi Party
Adolf Hitler
atomic bomb
Japan

WWII Key Terms Crossword

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The systematic extermination of millions of European Jews by the Nazis and the Axis Powers HOLOCAUST
United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, France ALLIES
German Nazi Dictator HITLER
Campaigning, media, or advertisements used by both the US and Germany to support their side of the war PROPAGANDA
Hydrogen cyanide released in the form of small tablets, used by Nazis to kill Jewish prisoners ZYKLON-B
Germany, Italy, Japan AXIS POWERS
A city of southwest Honshu, Japan that was destroyed when an American plane dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare HIROSHIMA
A form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship FASCISM
A German term for "lightning war" BLITZKRIEG
A policy of giving into aggression to avoid war APPEASEMENT
A forced march of prisoners over long distances and under intolerable conditions DEATH MARCH
A city of western Kyushu, Japan that was devastated by the second atomic bomb used in WWII NAGASAKI
(June 6, 1644) The day when Allied forces invaded France D-DAY
(May 8, 1945) When Nazi Germany surrendered from war V-DAY
The weapons that were ordered to be dropped in Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor ATOMIC BOMB
The innocent people that were targeted and suffered because of Hitler JEWS
An inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii that was a naval base for the United States PEARL HARBOR
A political group that ruled Germany under Adolf Hitler's leadership NAZI PARTY
Where the Jews were sent to provide forced labor or await mass execution CONCENTRATION CAMPS
Served as the 33rd president of the U.S. after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the last months of WWI TRUMAN
The code name given to the Allied invasion that took place in June 1944 OPERATION OVERLORD
Areas designed and built by Nazi Germany to systematically kill millions of Jews DEATH CAMPS

Cold War Word Search

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marshall plan
nagasaki
Franklin D Roosevelt
zoot suiters
detente
fidel castro
cuban missile crisis
pearl harbor
lee harvey oswald
john f kennedy
dwight eisenhower
armistice
vietnam
korea
17th parallel
38th parallel
truman doctrine
Warsaw Pact
Harry S Truman
Joseph Stalin

World war 2 Crossword

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Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target. Kamikazes
A treaty made by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 that opened the way for both nations to invade Poland. Nazi Soviet
meeting between Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to discuss post-WWII potsdam conference
The Yalta Conference was a meeting of British prime minister Winston Churchill, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt early in February 1945 as World War II was winding down Yalta conference
uture President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then supreme commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II gives the go-ahead for a massive invasion of Europe Operation overload
nation was first used to describe certain nations in the Cold War. Satellite nations
Nazis coordinated an attack on Jewish people and their property in Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. Kristallnacht
May 8, 1945, the day of victory in Europe for the Allies in World War II. VE Day
an intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory. Blitzkrieg
resulting from a conference at sea, setting forth the peace aims of their governments for the period Atlantic charter
European recovery program Marshall plan
organized in 1942, to explore the isolation of radioactive isotopes and the production of an atomic bomb Manhattan project
the codename for Hitler's invasion of Russia Operation Barbarossa
Air Force Luftwaffe
established by the Communist parties of nine European countries for mutual advice and coordinated activity. Cominform
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Genocide
a new or revised system of operation, form of government, plan of attack, or the like Nazi order
used as a Japanese patriotic cry or joyous shout.) 2. Banzai
a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed. Death camps
an agreement between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin Tripartite pact
meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Tehran, Iran, between November 28 and December 1, 1943. Tehran conference
Settle the future strategy of the Allies following the success of the North American campaign Casablanca conference
merican troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps. death march
the exchange of information and ideas created by ideological, political, and military hostility of one country toward another, especially such a barrier between the Soviet Union and its allies and other countries. Iron Curtain

WWII leaders Word Search

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Menzies
Chamberlain
Kai Shek
Johnson
King
Savage
Gaulle
EisenHower
Montgomery
Rommel
MacArthur
Hirohito
FDR
truman
Patton
anders
stalin
Hitler
ChurchHill
Mussolini
Tojo

World War II Crossword

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United States United States
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Germany Germany
Italy Italy
Japan Japan
Britain Britain
France France
Allied Powers Allied Powers
Axis Powers Axis Powers
D-Day D-Day
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
Holocaust Holocaust
Jews Jews
Nazi Nazi
Propaganda Propaganda
Rationing Rationing
Anne Frank Anne Frank
Concentration Camp Concentration Camp
Stalin Stalin
Roosevelt Roosevelt
Truman Truman
V-E Day V-E Day
Extermination Camp Extermination Camp
Fascism Fascism
Battle of Midway Battle of Midway
Island Hopping Island Hopping
Kamikaze Kamikaze
Code talkers Code talkers
Normandy Normandy
Manhattan Project Manhattan Project

WWII Crossword

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us president during great depression and WWII roosevelt
leader of nazi party hitler
fascist, dictator of italy, allied with hitler as part of axis powers mussolini
followers of mussolini blackshirts
follows government headed by a dictator, allows no tolerance of opposition facist
political system where government has all power totalitarian
carried out holocaust and ruled germany nazis
japanese general that lead japanese in imperialism in china and japanese forces tojo
germany, italy, and japan axispowers
great britain, france, soviet union, and later US alliedpowers
leader of ussr and first allied with germany but later sided with allies stalin
us military commander, supreme commander of allied forces on Dday eisenhower
us general attempted to defend the philippines from japan macarthur
us president who took over when JFK died and consent to use atomic bombs truman
britains new prime minister who pleaded for us aid churchill
murder of lots of jews and other people before and during war holocaust
june 6, 1944, the allies launched an invasion of the european mainland during ww2 dday
city in japan, first to get hit with atomic bomb Hiroshima
city in japan, second to get hit with atomic bomb nagasaki
1945 meeting where the leaders on the us, great britain, and soviet union agree on measure to be made after the defeat of germany yaltaconference
court preceedings where nazi leaders were tried for war crimes nurembergtrials
heir to the austria hungarian throne who was assassinated in sarajevo ferdinand
a british passenger ship that was sunk by a german uboat in 1915 lusitania
principles making up woodrow wilsons plan for world peace fourteenpoints
association of nations established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace leagueofnations

World War 2 Crossword

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country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives totalitarian state
Those countries fighting against the Axis powers. i.e. Britain, France, USA, Canada, USSR etc allies
Great Britain's Prime Minister, Churchill was an eloquent speaker, who steeled the British to defy the Nazis, even as the Luftwaffe bombed London nightly Winston Churchill
The fascist leader of Nazi Germany and the architect of the Holocaust which killed six million Jewish people. Adolf Hitler
The communist leader of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin
The seeds for Germany's discontent and susceptibility to a racist like Hitler began with the end of WWI.Germany signed this which required it give up 13% of its territory including Alsace-Lorraine. That area alone included 6 million residents, vast raw materials (65% of Germany's iron ore reserves and 45% of its coal), and 10% of its factories. Germany also had to pay for the war's damages. Treaty of Versailles
Germany, Italy, and Japan axis
December 1944 — January 1945. Hitler's final, surprise counteroffensive to the Allied invasion. Took place in the Ardennes, a densely forested mountain range between France and Belgium, and was an attempt to recapture Antwerp, the Allies' major supply port. A blizzard kept Allied airplanes grounded, but the U.S. Army was able to move its troops through the snow to double its number of soldiers and triple its armored tanks in four days. It was the largest and bloodiest battle the Americans fought, with 19,000 soldiers killed. The hard-won Allied victory was a turning point in the war. Battle of the Bulge
"Lightening war," a surprise attack devised by Hitler, in which land-and-air attacks were coordinated, quick and brutal. Hitler used fast-moving tanks called Panzers, with infantry transported by trucks and dive-bombing planes that strafed soldiers and refugees. Battle maps from the Combat Studies Institute offer more information about Blitzkrieg and paths taken during the war. Blitzkrieg
June 6, 1944, the Allied landing on France's Normandy beaches to begin the liberation of Europe. The D doesn't stand for anything other than "day." About 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landed in Normandy under heavy attack by German strongholds. Of those, the American forces numbered 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. Millions more men and women were involved in its preparations D-Day
Short for Unterseeboote, German submarines. U-boats
A political system promoted by Hitler and his ally, Italian dictator Mussolini, that called for citizens to be unquestioningly loyal to the nation and obedient of its leader. The needs of the state outweighed the needs, beliefs, or freedoms of the individual. Emphasis was on national pride, traditions, and racial purity. There was no freedom of speech. Foreigners — those who were simply minority ethnic or religious groups included — were hated and persecuted. Fascism
A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party that Hitler came to lead. A believer in Hitler's fascism, anti-Semitism, and Aryan supremacy. nazi
The codename for the U.S. project to produce an atomic bomb. Manhattan Project
The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe Holocaust
"lightning war"; swift attacks launched by Germany in WWII during the night blitzkrieg
Germany's failed attempt to subdue Britain in 1940 in preparation for invasion (Germans bombed Britain continuously but Britain resisted with fighter pilots and Hitler gave up invasion) Battle of Britain
a 1942 battle in the Pacific during which American planes sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers (protected Hawaii) Battle of Midway
code name for the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944 Operation Overlord
German counter-attack in December 1944 that temporarily slowed the allied invasion of Germany (Audie Murphy was the hero) Battle of the Bulge
during WWII, Allied strategy of capturing Japanese-held islands to gain control of the Pacific Ocean (American ships shelled an island; troops waded ashore; hand-to-hand fighting occured until island was captured) island hopping
during WWII, Navajo soldiers who used their own language to radio vital messages during the island-hopping campaign Navajo code-talkers
WWII Japanese pilots trained to make a suicidal crash attack, usually upon a ship kamikaze
message sent by the Allies in July 1945 callin for the Japanese to surrender Potsdam Declaration
Nazi war crime trials held in 1945 and 1946 Nuremberg Trials
Organization created by isolationists who argued that the United States should keep out of Europe's business. American First Committee
Process by which a government gains control over a territory not presently under their jurisdiction. annex
policies, views, or actions that harm or discriminate against Jews Anti-Semitism
British-American declaration that stated the countries aims for the outcome of the war. Stated people of every nation should be free to choose their own form of government and live free of fear and want, disarmament, and a permanent system of general security. atlantic charter
policy by which Great Britain and France agreed to Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland in agreement for not taking any additional Czech territory. appeasment
April 1942, American soldiers were forced to march 65 miles to prison camps by their Japanese captors. It is called the Death March because so many of the prisoners died en route. Bataan Death March
an aerial battle fought in World War II in 1940 between the German Luftwaffe (air force), which carried out extensive bombing in Britain, and the British Royal Air Force, which offered successful resistance. battle of britian
1939; Britain and France could buy goods from the United States if they paid in full and transported them. cash and carry
protective measures in case of attack civil defense
Political leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force dictator
giving up military weapons Disarmament
Wiping out an entire group of people genocide
the gathering of resources and preparation for war. mobilization
Originally designed to avoid American involvement in World War II by preventing loans to those countries taking part in the conflict; modified in 1939 to allow aid to the Allies Neutrality Acts
US military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan on December 7, 1941, bringing the United States into World War II Pearl Harbor

World War 2 Crossword

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A war fought from 1939-1945 between the Axis powers-Germany, Italy, and Japan- and the allies, including France and Britain, and later the Soviet Union and the United States World War 2
An agreement in which nations promise to not attack one another Nonaggression pact
"Lightning war" - a form of warfare in which surprise attacks with fast- moving airplanes are followed by massive attacks with infantry forces Blitzkrieg
British prime minister who led the country to victory during world war 2 Winston Churchill
A series of battles between German and British air forces, fought over Britain in 1940-1941 Battle of Britain
A declaration of principles issued in August 1941 by British prime minister Winston Churchill and US president Franklin Rosevelt, on which the allied peace plan at the end of WW2 was based Atlantic charter
Japanese surprise attack on the American pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor
Hey 1942 sea and air battle of World War II, and which American forces defeated Japanese forces in the Central Pacific Battle of Midway
The commander of US allied forces in the Pacific, who developed the strategy of island hopping Douglas MacArthur
A 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which Allied troops drove Japanese forces from the Pacific island of Guadalcanal Battle of Guadalcanal
A mass slaughter of Jews carried out by the Nazi government of Germany before and during World War II Holocaust
"Night of broken glass" - the night of November 9th, 1938, on which the nazi storm troopers attacked Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues throughout Germany Kristallnacht
The systematic killing of an entire people Genocide
City neighborhoods in which European Jews were forced to live Ghetto
Hitler's program of systematically killing the entire Jewish people Final solution
American general who led operation torch in north Africa during World War II Dwight D Eisenhower
A 1942-1943 battle of WW2 in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union Battle of Stalingrad
June 6, 1944- the day on which the allies began their invasion of the European mainland during WW2 D-Day
A 1944-1945 battle in which allied forces turned back the last major German offensive of WW2 Battle of the bulge
During WW2, Japanese suicide pilots trained to sink allied ships by crashing bomb filled planes into them Kamikazes
A series of court proceedings held in Nuremberg Germany after World War II and what's not to leaders were tried for aggression violations of the rules of war and crimes against humanity Nuremberg trials
A reduction in a country's ability to wage war, achieved by the disbanding its Armed Forces and prohibiting it from acquiring weapons Demilitarization

WW2 crossword puzzle

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a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries imperialism
an agreement establishing an association between groups alliance
the doctrine that your country's interests are superior nationalism
28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson
an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never joined and it remained powerless; it was dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was formed League of Nations
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans Treaty of Versailles
compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors reparation
a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack aggression
a policy of nonparticipation in international relations isolationism
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953) Joseph Stalin
the principle of unrestricted power in government totalitarianism
Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945) Benito Mussolini
a political theory advocating an authoritarian government fascism
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945) Adolf Hitler
a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader Nazism
British statesman and leader during World War II Winston Churchill
the act of acceding to demands appeasement
the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945 Holocaust
the restricted quarter of European cities where Jews lived ghetto
a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions) concentration camp
the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945 final solution
in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations Axis
in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers Allies
a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu Pearl Harbor
a fixed portion that is allotted ration
United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961) Dwight D. Eisenhower
a city in the European part of Russia Stalingrad