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10 Most Important Events in WW2

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square Invasions of Poland by USSR and Germany, beginning World War II. Most of Poland is taken in days.
Timeline small square Invasions of Poland by USSR and Germany, beginning World War II. Most of Poland is taken in days.
Timeline small square Germany invades Denmark, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg. All fall within weeks.
Timeline small square Battle of Britain. Germany suffers its first defeat in the skies over England, and abandons invasion plans.
Timeline small square Germany invades the USSR, opening what becomes known as the Eastern Front.
Timeline small square the Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. US enters the war, opening the Pacific Theatre.
Timeline small square Battle of Stalingrad. Germany's entire Sixth Army is lost, and the war begins turning in favor of the Allies.
Timeline small square the Allied Expeditionary Force under Dwight Eisenhower lands on the coast of northern France on what will later be called "D-Day". The "Second Front" that Stalin has been demanding for three years is now open.
Timeline small square Hitler commits suicide, shortly before the fall of Berlin and surrender of German forces in Europe.
Timeline small square USA develops the atomic bomb, and successfully uses it in August to force the surrender of Japan.
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Battle of Midway. The US Navy sinks four Japanese aircraft carriers in the fight that proves to be the turning point in the Pacific war.

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Several failed assassination attempts on Hitler's life. Hitler has become too unstable to think rationally. Succession of major military losses follows.