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Term Definition
Enlist The system for or act of selecting qualified citizens for military service. 
Enryo suru Japanese term meaning polite restraint, polite refusal or modesty. Enryo is a form of social control that keeps one from imposing, expecting or demanding too much of another.  
Evacuation A euphemism used by the US government for the forced removal of all persons of Japanese descent from their homes along the West Coast in early 1942. The term implies that the removal was performed as a precaution for the safety of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans. Mass removal and exclusion are more accurate terms for the event.

The forced relocation of all persons of Japanese descent from their homes along the West Coast to incarceration centers in early 1942. Also, mass removal. See also evacuation.

Executive Order 9066

Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, the Order established restricted military areas along the West Coast and thus paved the way for the mass incarceration of about 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans in remote incarceration centers.  

European Theater

Term used to refer to all campaigns and actions in Europe during WWII, including those prior to US involvement.

European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) Also, European Theater of Operations (ETO). Official term used by the US Army to refer to US military activity in Europe from 1942 to 1945, north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast.
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