Pu07_WWII and its Aftermath
2. The ‘period name’ given by historians for the years of genocide that resulted in the deaths of ~10,000,000 victims of Germany’s WWII era.
5. Acronym: A missile, uniquely launched from a submarine, with the capability of delivering a warhead (nuclear or conventional munition) over great distances, even between continents. A major element of the competition between Super-Powers of the Cold War.
7. A set of practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. An iconic representation of this during the WWII era were comics and comicbooks… 2 Words
10. Acronym: National Socialist Party of Germany
11. General Francisco Franco, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler are all classified as this type of ruler.
13. Acronym: Women’s branch/ Auxiliary of the US Navy during the WWII era.
15. A spike in economic activity resulting from the increased participation of former servicemen seeking homes after WWII… 2 Words
18. WWII era, US sponsored economic revitalization plan meant to accelerate the recovery of devastated European nations… 2 Words
21. From June 1948 to September of 1949 this was a response to a blockade of Berlin sponsored by the Soviet Union in 1948. Its purpose was to transport supplies to the people of West Berlin.…2 words
23. Lead scientist of the Manhattan Project. A key player in the coordination of efforts between the US military hierarchy and the scientists working on the project.
27. A facility or compound often reserved for the imprisonment or detainment of individuals who are viewed as ‘threats’ to the society. In many instances where these facilities were used, those imprisoned had not committed any legal crime. In extreme cases, they may also be slated for execution at the facility… 2 Words
28. The 1951 conviction and subsequent 1953 execution of this Husband-Wife pair for espionage and treason continue to be an iconic representation of Cold War paranoia.
29. A period of heightened tension between two nations without the expected violence normally experienced in traditional military conflict. It was not, however, benign since proxies were violently demonstrating the tension… 2 Words
32. In US history, an expression of the Cold War. Given its chronological placement between WWII and the Vietnam War, it has acquired the moniker of “The Forgotten War”… 2 Words
33. Acronym: The preeminent espionage agency of the United States whose origins stretch to the OSS of WWII.
34. An iconic US ’Spy’ plane central in the era of the Cold War.
35. An American foreign policy following the end of WWII whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War… 2 Words
36. German: “Lightning Warfare”
38. Acronym: Women’s branch/ Auxiliary of the US Army during the WWII era.
39. In US history, an expression of the Cold War. Its polarizing affect on US society manifested itself within the Counter-Culture and Civil Rights Movement. Some have come to classify it as “the only war the US ever lost”…2 words
40. The ‘philosophical’ barrier represented by the Communist European nations dividing ‘West’ and ‘East’ … 2 Words
41. A series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces after World War II for the purpose of bringing war criminals to justice…2 words
1. A government or group policy with the ultimate aim of eliminating the existence of a targeted segment of a population.
2. This US President gave the order that ultimately ushered the world into the ‘Nuclear Age’ in the most violent setting.
3. Acronym: The official title of the Soviet Union and its component parts.
4. Supreme Allied Commander during WWII. Future (Republican) President of the United States.
6. A US program to supply Free France, United Kingdom, the Republic of China, and (later) the Soviet Union with food, oil, and materials (1941-1945). It’s precursor existed before US entry into WWII… 2 Words
8. A non-public business policy whereby a product is developed and marketed with qualities that will eventually force the consumer to discard and replace it after a designated period of use… 2 Words
9. A demographic spike in the birth rate attributable to returning WWII veterans after 1945… 2 Words
12. A presidential directive of Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiating the eventual internment of American citizens during WWII. …3 AlphaNumeric Words
14. A policy adopted and implemented by Britain’s Neville Chamberlain in the years before WWII. It was believed that German militaristic plans can be curtailed peacefully if European nations agreed to German claims/ demands for territories.
16. In WWII parlance, a place where an undesirable segment of the population would be relocated to. It’s purpose is to isolate that group, and in extreme cases of WWII, provide a ready supply of slave labor destined for eventual execution.
17. Code name for a top-secret WWII-era collaboration between the US military and a group of scientists stationed is Los Alamos, New Mexico. The purpose of the collaboration was the development, production, and deployment of a nuclear device before it could be done by the Axis Powers. Ultimately, that device would be used in Asia.
19. Acronym: A missile with the capability of delivering a warhead (nuclear or conventional munition) over great distances, even between continents. A major element of the competition between Super-Powers of the Cold War.
20. A comic book Superhero who came to represent, for many Americans, the values of the United States as it faced the Axis Powers during the WWII era. His beginning as a patriotic, but physically weak American, was a strong argument that anyone can contribute to the war effort and be a ‘hero’. 2 Words
22. His Cold War US ‘Spy’ plane was shot down and his eventual exchange for a Soviet spy in US custody has become immortalized in the movie “Bridge of Spies”.
24. This leader of the Soviet Union was at the helm during the iconic standoffs of the Cold War to include: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the shooting-down of Francis Gary Powers.
25. An iconic figure representing the moral and legal debate over the internment of US citizens based on racial/ ethnic background. His story, as well as that of others, has forced the nation to reexamine the meaning of ‘Citizen’. 2words
26. The targeted Japanese cities for the A-Bomb… 2 Words written in order of targeting.
30. A US geopolitical strategy to stop the expansion of Communism. It earmarked Cold War foreign policy for the United States and its allies.
31. German word. “Night of Broken Glass”. A precursor of the atrocities that will be perpetrated in WWII Germany.
37. US legislation that provided economic aid to former WWII servicemen that included education assistance. … a two-letter acronym followed by 1 Word