Which Countries Signed The Non-Aggression Pact In 1939

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Name: Bailee Schindler Date: March 3, 2015 Period: 3rd Accelerated United States History WWII: Comprehension Questions Title: The War in Europe 1. Why did the Japanese invade China in 1931? Japan wanted the mineral resources found in China, and also for the benefit of extended land. 2. Why did Italy invade Ethiopia in 1935? Where is Ethiopia? Italy had adopted Hitler’s plans to expand Germany, therefore invaded territories it considered German. Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. 3. Which countries joined the Axis Powers in 1936, and why? Italy, Germany and Japan because there was a treaty of friendship signed between Italy and Germany. 4. Define the Munich…show more content…
Axis Powers- the coalition headed by Germany, Italy and Japan that opposed the Allied Powers in WWII. g. Lend-Lease Act- proposed in late 1940, a principle means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during WWII. 7. Which countries signed the Non-Aggression Pact in 1939? Explain the reasoning behind the Pact. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years. 8. What groups did the Nazis deem unfit to belong to the Aryan “master race”? Jewish people, Slavs, and all non-white people were deemed unfit by the Nazis. 9. Why did the United States enter World War II? After the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, the United States entered WWII. 10. Define the following terms: (Use your textbook to research each term.) a. George Marshall- an American soldier and statesman famous for his leadership roles during WWII and the Cold War. He was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary if Defense. b. Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp- the women’s branch of the U.S. Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit and was converted to full status on July 1,…show more content…
George Patton-helped lead the Allies to victory in the invasion of Sicily, and was instrumental to the liberation of Germany from the Nazis Describe the significance of the key military actions listed below. Battle | Dates | Description | The Battle of the Atlantic | September 1939-May 1945 | The longest battle of WWII began when Britain declared war and ended with Germany’s surrender to the Allies. | The Battle of Stalingrad | August 23, 1942- February 2,1943 | Major battle, Nazi Germany and allies fought the Soviet Union | The North African Front | June 10, 1940- May 13, 1943 | Fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts. Axis and Allied forced pushed each other back and forth on the deserts. | The Italian Campaign | 1943- the end of the war in Europe | A military effort for Canada during WWII. Pushed from the South to the North of Italy over a 20-month period. | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | Allied forces invade northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. Intentions of liberating mainland Europe from Nazi occupation. | The Battle of the Bulge | December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945 | Major German offensive campaign launched through Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.

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