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Interwar Period + WW2 Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Timeline of Events

October 29, 1929
Black Tuesday; Stock market crash
January 30, 1933
Hitler rises to power, Nazi Party takes control of Germany
November 9, 1938
Krista­llnacht (Night of Broken Glass)
September 1, 1939
Germany invades Poland
December 7, 1941
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
May 7, 1945
Germany surrenders
August 6- 9, 1945
Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 14, 1945
Japan surrenders

The Great Depression - 1929-1939

-the Stock Market Crash of 1929 (Black Tuesday): stockh­olders lost billions of dollars
-Bank Failures: people lost their savings to uninsured bank deposits, others rushed to take out their money and banks could no longer give out loans/ stay in business
-Less Purcha­sing: people had less money, so they bought less from busine­sses, which led to unempl­oyment
-1935-­1943: New Deal programs are introduced and used to employ 8.5 million people
-1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, so the US joins the war

German Invasion ~ 1938-1939

-1933: Adolph Hitler becomes chance­llor, rises to power
-1938/­1939: Germany seized Austria and part of Czecho­slo­vakia
-1939: Hitler and Stalin invade Poland


compen­sation for war damage paid for by the defeated countries
New Deal
a series of programs launched by FDR to end the Great Depression in the US
means "­lig­htning war" in German; a military tactic using offensive weapons on a narrow front
the night in Germany when gangs attacked Jewish synagogues and thousands of Jews were arrested and placed in concen­tration camps
the mass exterm­ination of a group of people based on race, religion, or culture
the systemic murder of 11 million people (6 million Jews) by Nazi Germany during WW2
the largest of Nazi death and concen­tration camps in Poland
the spread of inform­ation through films, writings, images, etc. to support a cause
Axis Powers
alliance formed by Japan, Germany, Italy, led by Emperor Hirohito, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini
alliance formed by US, Great Britain, Soviet Union, led by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin
June 1944, Allied forces land on the beach of Normandy, France and advanced on Germany