World War 2 10 words

  1. decolonization
    the action of changing from colonial to independent status
    Meanwhile, the acceptance of the principle of self-determination accelerated decolonization movements in Asia and Africa, while Western Europe began moving toward economic recovery and increased political integration.
  2. mobilise
    make ready for action or use
    It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised.
  3. self-determination
    determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
    Meanwhile, the acceptance of the principle of self-determination accelerated decolonization movements in Asia and Africa, while Western Europe began moving toward economic recovery and increased political integration.
  4. Abyssinian
    a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
    Many countries were already at war by this date, such as Ethiopia and Italy in the Second Italo- Abyssinian War and China and Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.[3] Many that were not initially involved joined the war later in response to events such as the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Japanese attacks on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and on British overseas colonies, which triggered declarations of war on Japan by the United States, the British Commonwealth,...
  5. Holocaust
    the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
    Marked by significant action against civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history,[2] with over seventy million casualties.
  6. superpower
    a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
    While the United Nations was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts, the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next forty-six years.
  7. Allies
    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
    World War II, or the Second World War[1] (often abbreviated WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945 which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  8. war
    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    World War II, or the Second World War[1] (often abbreviated WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945 which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  9. Pearl Harbor
    a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
    Many countries were already at war by this date, such as Ethiopia and Italy in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and China and Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.[3] Many that were not initially involved joined the war later in response to events such as the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Japanese attacks on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and on British overseas colonies, which triggered declarations of war on Japan by the United States, the British Commonwealth,...
  10. Axis
    in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
    World War II, or the Second World War[1] (often abbreviated WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945 which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.