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STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS

Tie Songs and Letters of WWII into your curriculum…English, Drama, History, Music, Politics, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Women’s Studies. For more ideas, contact us at ebzb@earthlink.net.

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The only four term president. 1b) Harry S. Truman.

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    The German invasion of Poland, authorized by Germany’s leader, Adolph Hitler. 2b) 1939. 2c)1941. 2d) The

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      S. Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. 2e)1945.

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    Sir Winston Churchill. Known as a tough bulldog of a leader with a soft spot inside for the British people. He guided Britain through air raids that killed thousands. His relationship with president Roosevelt helped the Allies overcome the Germans. Churchill remains famous for his poetic writings and orations. He was a rhetorical master.

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    France and England.

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    Adolph Hitler was the dictator of Germany. 5b)Benito Mussolini was the dictator of Italy. 5c)Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union. 5d) Dictators take control of a country and do not allow elections. Sometimes they use force to get rid of political enemies. An unkind or unwise dictator could harm the citizens of his country without punishment for his actions.

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    The Axis was made up of Germany, Italy, and Japan (among other countries). They were the enemies of the Allied Forces of the United States, France and Britain.

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    Both camps were run by Nazi’s and served as “jails” for political prisoners and Jews, but prisoners of concentration camps performed heavy labor under cruel conditions, while prisoners of death camps were put to immediate death, usually in gas chambers. 7b) Jews, mentally handicapped, Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, and those who were considered by the Nazis to be social deviants of any kind. 7c) Hitler wanted a “pure” society. His racist attitudes condemned thousands to death.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower was the five-star general in charge of the D-Day landings and he was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe after the invasion. He was later elected president of the United States. Douglas MacArthur led the Allies to victory in the Pacific. George S. Patton led the United States Forces in Northern Africa, Sicily, and then Europe making rapid progress in 1944.

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    This is a discussion question. Pros: Atomic Bomb put an early end to the war by making the Japanese Surrender. Some argue that this early ending may have saved tens of thousands of American lives. Cons: The atomic bomb set a precedence for warfare. Thousands of innocent civilians were killed. Discuss the finely tuned implications of both sides of the argument and how they have impacted politics and warfare in our time.

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    It’s estimated that 48 million people were killed in World War II. Over three hundred thousand Americans were wounded. Russia and the Ukraine lost the most citizens. The Jews were the most persecuted religious group of the time. Hitler’s orders resulted in the deaths of six million Jews.

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