Thursday, December 8, 2011

WWII


I.                   Context
a.       Versailles
b.      League of Nations
c.       Empire
                                                              i.      Britain
                                                            ii.      U.S.
                                                          iii.      Japan
II.                Japanese expansion in the Pacific
a.       Manchuria
                                                              i.      Mukden incident
III.             Fascism
a.       Mussolini, 1921
                                                              i.      Nationalism and socialism
                                                            ii.      militarism and masculinity
                                                          iii.      suppression of dissent
b.      Adolf Hitler
                                                              i.      WWI and Versailles
                                                            ii.      Depression
                                                          iii.      Weimar
                                                          iv.      National Socialism
1.      glorification of the state
2.      parliamentary coalitions
a.       National Socialists
b.      Christian center-right
3.      Chancellor, 1933
4.      Reichsfurer, 1934
a.       Nuremburg Laws, 1935
b.      Kristellnacht, 1938
                                                            v.      Nazi aggression
1.      1936: Remilitarization of the Rhineland,
2.      1938:
a.       Austria
b.      Czechoslovakia (Sudentenland)
c.       Munich conference
3.      1939:
a.       Czechoslovakia (rump state)
b.      Non-aggression pact with Russia
c.       Poland
                                                                                                                                      i.      Danzig
c.       Franco
                                                              i.      Spain, 1936
IV.             Phony war, October 1939-winter 1940
V.                U.S. Neutrality Acts
a.       1935
b.      1936
c.       1937
d.      1939
VI.             Blitzkrieg, Spring 1940
a.       Mobilized infantry
b.      Luftwaffe
                                                              i.      Denmark
                                                            ii.      Belgium and the Netherlands
                                                          iii.      France
1.      Maginot Line
VII.          American Response
a.       Draft
b.      Destroyers
c.       Defense budget
                                                              i.      Lend-lease
1.      1941, undeclared naval warfare
2.      popular opposition to war
VIII.       Invasion of Russia, 1941
a.       Leningrad
b.      Moscow
c.       Sevastapol
d.      Retreat
IX.             Atlantic Charter, 1941
a.       Freedom of the seas
b.      Self-determination
                                                              i.      Roosevelt
                                                            ii.      Churchill
X.                The Pacific
a.       Tripartite Pact
b.      Indochina
c.       Oil
d.      Philippines
e.       East Indies
f.       Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
                                                              i.      American Pacific fleet crippled
                                                            ii.      2,400 U.S. sailors killed
                                                          iii.      U.S. declares war on Japan
                                                          iv.      Germany and Italy declare war on U.S.

WWII (CONTINUED)

I.                   Early losses in the Pacific, December 1941
a.       Guam Wake Island
b.      Gilbert Islands
c.       Hong Kong
d.      Burma Road (Rangoon)
e.       Philippines
II.                The turning point in the Pacific
a.       Coral Sea, May 1942
b.      Midway, June 1942
III.             The Home Front
a.       Manufacturing
                                                              i.      Conversion of manufacturing sector to war economy
                                                            ii.      Rationing
1.      gasoline
2.      tires
                                                          iii.      Office of Price Administration (OPA), 1942
                                                          iv.      Stabilization Act, 1942
b.      Conservative resurgence
c.       Women at work
d.      “Double V”
                                                              i.      Fair Employment Practices Commission
e.       Braceros
f.       Nisei
IV.             North Africa Campaign, 1942-1943
a.       India
b.      Irwin Rommel, “Desert Fox”
c.       Montgomery
d.      Patton
V.                Italian Campaign
a.       250,000 Allied troops
VI.             D-Day, June 6, 1944
a.       Normandy and Calais
b.      Atlantic wall
VII.          Island hopping
a.       Iwo Jima
b.      Guadalcanal
VIII.       Atomic warfare
     Early losses in the Pacific, December 1941
a.       Guam Wake Island
b.      Gilbert Islands
c.       Hong Kong
d.      Burma Road (Rangoon)
e.       Philippines
II.                The turning point in the Pacific
a.       Coral Sea, May 1942
b.      Midway, June 1942
III.             The Home Front
a.       Manufacturing
                                                              i.      Conversion of manufacturing sector to war economy
                                                            ii.      Rationing
1.      gasoline
2.      tires
                                                          iii.      Office of Price Administration (OPA), 1942
                                                          iv.      Stabilization Act, 1942
b.      Conservative resurgence
c.       Women at work
d.      “Double V”
                                                              i.      Fair Employment Practices Commission
e.       Braceros
f.       Nisei
IV.             North Africa Campaign, 1942-1943
a.       India
b.      Irwin Rommel, “Desert Fox”
c.       Montgomery
d.      Patton
V.                Italian Campaign
a.       250,000 Allied troops
VI.             D-Day, June 6, 1944
a.       Normandy and Calais
b.      Atlantic wall
VII.          Island hopping
a.       Iwo Jima
b.      Guadalcanal
VIII.       Atomic warfare

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