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  • Mussolini takes over Italy's Government

    Mussolini takes over Italy's Government
    Mussolini took years to take over the government because he didn't have there trust. One way he gained his power was by establishing a good relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
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    Italian Fascism,. 2011. 'Benito Mussolini & The Italian Fascism State'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 2015. 'Mussolini's Dictatorship'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    A German coalition force attempeted a coup d'état that became known as the Beer Hall Putsch. The Putsch failed and the Bavarian authorities were able to prosecute nine of the participants, one being Hitler.
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    Historyonthenet.com,. 2015. 'Nazi Germany - Munich Beer Hall Putsch'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'Beer Hall Putsch (Munich Putsch)'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    This pact was singed as an agreement to outlaw war. The pact was also known as the Pact of Paris because that's where the pact was signed. This pact was one of many to try and stop another world war.
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    Inter-wars.weebly.com,. 2015. ' Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 - Inter-War Period: Causes Of WWII'.Accessed February 9 2015.
    Infoplease.com,. 2015. 'Kellogg-Briand Pact'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crash

    U.S. Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash is also known as Black Tuesday. The crash happened because 16 million shares were traded and billions of dollars were lost.
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    Tourist Places,. 2015. 'You Searched For Stockmarketcrash - Tourist Places'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Crash, 1929. 2015. 'Stock Market Crash Of 1929 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    The reason Japan invaded Manchuria was for its oil, rubber, and lumber. The reason for this was to make up for the natural resources Japan didn't have.
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    WAR HISTORY ONLINE,. 2014. '25 Interesting Things You Didn’T Know About WWII? - Page 4 Of 4 - WAR HISTORY ONLINE'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Johndclare.net,. 2015. 'Manchuria'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Hitler becomes Germany's Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Germany's Chancellor
    The reason Hitler became chancellor was because Von Papen and Von Schleicher couldn't control the government. Von Papen made a deal and Hitlor would become chancellor and he would be vice-chancellor.
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    East-buc.k12.ia.us,. 2015. 'Hitler Named Chancellor Of Germany'. Accessed February 23 2015.
  • Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations

    Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations
    The day Japan left the League of Nations there was a vote about the invasion of Manchuria. The vote was 42-1 Japan was the only one oppsing.
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    Trove.nla.gov.au,. 2015. '13 Mar 1933 - Japan To Withdraw From League Of Nations'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Beyondbandofbrothers.com,. 2015. 'League Of Nations'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Nazi's reach a political majority in Germany

    Nazi's reach a political majority in Germany
    At one point there were 400,000 storm stoopers in the Nazi party.
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    WW2DB,. 2015. '[Photo] Nazi Party Gathering Outside The Museum At Lustgarten, Berlin, Germany, 1 May 1936, Photo 3 Of 7'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 2015. 'Nazi Germany - Dictatorship'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • The night of the long knives (Rohm Purge)

    The night of the long knives (Rohm Purge)
    Ernst Rohm leader of Sturm Abteilung had a lot of power and not many other leaders like him.
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    Universe-galaxies-stars.com,. 2015. 'Ernst Rohm - Nazi Germany World War 2 Section.'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Historyplace.com,. 2015. 'The History Place - Rise Of Hitler: The Republic Collapses'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Hitler openly announces to his cabinet he will defy the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler openly announces to his cabinet he will defy the Treaty of Versailles
    The reason Hitler broke the treaaty was because he wanted to have an army that was equal to France and Britain.
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    History1900s.about.com,. 2015. 'Hitler Picture - Hitler Posing With Members Of His First Cabinet'. Accessed February 9, 2015.
    Historyplace.com,. 2015. 'The History Place - Triumph Of Hitler: Nazis March Into The Rhineland'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • First Anti-Semitic Law is passed in Germany

    First Anti-Semitic Law is passed in Germany
    The first law that was made was the separation of Jews from the rest of Germany. Nazi's then began persecuting the Jews in concentration camps.
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    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'Anti-Jewish Legislation In Prewar Germany'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'Antisemitic Legislation 1933–1939'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Creation of the Nuremberg Laws

    Creation of the Nuremberg Laws
    The Nuremberg laws were mostly about excluding German Jews from everything. Some things they couldn't do where have affairs with "German or related blood,"
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    Jewishvirtuallibrary.org,. 2015. 'Background & Overview Of The Nuremberg Laws | Jewish Virtual Library'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    About.com Education,. 2015. 'The Nuremberg Laws Of 1935'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Italy had tried once before to take over Ethiopoa but the first time they failed. This time they invaded Ethiopia and had succeeded and were now in control.
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    Forum.paradoxplaza.com,. 2011. ' Rebuilding An Empire - Italy (HPP Semper Fi 1936)'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    Sahistory.org.za,. 1935. 'WW2: Italy Invades Ethiopia | South African History Online'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland

    Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland
    When Hitler sent his troops into the Rhineland he knew it was going to be a big gamble.
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    Highpointhistoryseries.com,. 2015. '“Peace In Our Time?” | High Point History'. Accessed February 9 2015.
    History.com,. 1876. 'Hitler Reoccupies The Rhineland — History.Com This Day In History — 3/7/1936'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    The Japanese Imperial Army went to China's capital city of Nanking. This event wasn't a rape but the murder of 300,000 out of the 600,000 people living in the city.
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    Hays, Jeffrey. 2015. 'RAPE OF NANKING | Facts And Details'. Factsanddetails.Com. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Historyplace.com,. 2015. 'The History Place - Genocide In The 20Th Century: Rape Of Nanking 1937-38'. Accessed February222015.
  • Germany Annexes Austria

    Germany Annexes Austria
    On this day German troops went to Austria to add this German speaking country to there Third Reich. In Austria for the second time the Austrian Nazi's tried to take over the government.
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    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'Austria'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    History.com,. 1933. 'Germany Annexes Austria — History.Com This Day In History — 3/12/1938'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia

    Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia
    Hitler went to Great Britain, France, and Italy and they allowed him to annex the Sudetenland which was home to German speaking people. If they didn't give him the land he said he would take it by force.
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    Bbc.co.uk,. 2015. 'BBC - GCSE Bitesize: The Story Of The Sudetenland '. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 2015. 'The Czech Crisis Of 1938'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Munich Conference was a settlement between four countries which were Germany, France, Great Britain, and Italy. When the conference came to an end the other three countries wouldn't let him annex Czechoslovakia.
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    Stamp-collecting-world.com,. 2015. 'Sudetenland - A Brief History'. Accessed February 102015
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 2015. 'Munich Agreement | Europe [1938]'. Accessed February 222015
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    This event sometimes known as "Night of Broken Glass," and is known for this because Jewish poeple were protesting in a very violent way.
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    Aptowitzer, Elana, and Elana Aptowitzer. 2015. 'INJUSTICE: 75 Years Since Kristallnacht, Nazis Still Roam Free'. Landmark Report. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'Kristallnacht: A Nationwide Pogrom, November 9–10, 1938'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project”

    Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project”
    The Manhattan Project was the idea to build an atomic bomb to end the war.
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    Dannen.com,. 2015. 'Einstein's Letter To Roosevelt, August 2, 1939'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Atomicarchive.com,. 2015. 'Introduction | The Manhattan Project: Making The Atomic Bomb | History Of The Atomic Age | Atomicarchive.Com'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    This pact is also known as the German-Soviet Pact. This pact allowed Germany to attack Poland without the worry of Soviet interuptions. Also signed at the same time was a ten year nonaggression pact.
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    Encyclopediaofukraine.com,. 2015. 'Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Ushmm.org,. 2015. 'German-Soviet Pact'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Nazi invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland
    Hitler's idea was to sign a nonaggression pact with Poland, but most of Hitler's supporters thought that was a bad idea.
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    Fold3.com, Nazi. 2015. 'Nazi Invasion Of Poland.Jpg - Fold3.Com'. Fold3.Com. Accessed February 10 2015.
    History.com,. 1864. 'Germans Invade Poland — History.Com This Day In History — 9/1/1939'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    This event was the evacuation of mostly British and other Allied troops, from the French seaport of Dunkirk to England.
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    Rania.co.uk,. 2015. 'Rania - A Dunkirk Little Ship'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 2014. 'Dunkirk Evacuation | World War II'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    Paul Reynaud would be replaced by Marshal Henri Petain as prime minister and says he wants to sign an armistice with the Nazi's.
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    Rarenewspapers.com,. 1940. ' France Surrenders... - Rarenewspapers.Com '. Accessed February 10 2015.
    History.com,. 1885. 'France To Surrender — History.Com This Day In History — 6/17/1940'. Accessed February 22 2015.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This battle was a turning point of the war, between German Luftwaffe and British Royal Air Force. This air battle was a German loss.
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    World War II:Battle of Britain,. 2015. 'World War II:Battle Of Britain'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'Battle Of Britain - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • The Tripartite Pact

    The Tripartite Pact
    This pact was signed in Berliln by Germany, Italy, and Japan.
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    Plhb.tripod.com,. 2015. 'Countdown To Infamy: Timeline To Pearl Harbor, Part Two'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    History.com,. 1779. 'The Tripartite Pact Is Signed By Germany, Italy, And Japan — History.Com This Day In History — 9/27/1940'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Proposed in late 1940 and passed in 1941, was an act were the U.S. military provided aid to the foreign countries that needed help.
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    Ibiblio.org,. 2015. 'Hyperwar: All For One; One For All--The Story Of Lend-Lease'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'Lend-Lease Act - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    This was a turning point in the war and forced Germany to fight a two front war. The Nazi's when attacking covered a two thousand mile area from the North Cape to the Black Sea.
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    BATTLES in europe in World war ii,. 2015. 'OPERATION BARBAROSSA'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Stalingrad, Battle. 2015. 'Operation Barbarossa - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    This attack happened just before 8 a.m. near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack lasted just two hours, but the Japanese managed to destroy 20 naval vessels and 200 airplanes. Overall 2,000 Soldiers died and 1,000 were wounded.
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    Apfn.org,. 2015. 'THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Harbor, Attack. 2015. 'Pearl Harbor - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”

    The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”
    When this event happened Nazi officails met to discuss what they were going to do with the Jewish people.
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    Ww2today.com,. 2015. '20Th January 1942: Nazis Meet To Organise ‘Final Solution’ At Wannsee Conference Organised By SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich'. Accessed February102015
    History.com,. 1981. 'The Wannsee Conference — History.Com This Day In History — 1/20/1942'. Accessed March12015
  • Bataan Death

    Bataan Death
    This event was known as the Bataan Death March, because 75,000 Filipino, and American soldiers were marched to a prision camp 65 miles away.
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    KUNTAO,. 2012. 'Bataan WW II South Pacific Veterans Annual Ceremony '. Accessed February 10 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'Bataan Death March - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    Sixteen American B-25 bombers raided the mainland of Japan. The raid was lead by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle.
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    Uss-hornet.org,. 2015. 'The Doolittle Raid - WORLD WAR II - Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    History.com,. 1906. 'Doolittle Leads Air Raid On Tokyo — History.Com This Day In History — 4/18/1942'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle happened six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The reason we were able to defeat Japan in this battle was because of new advaces in code breaking.
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    NOLA.com,. 2015. 'Battle Of Midway Is Topic Of National World War II Museum Lecture Tuesday'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'Battle Of Midway - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle was the successful Soviet defense of Stalingrad. Most historians consider this to be the greatest battle among the conflicts in the U.S.S.R.
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    Pixshark.com,. 2015. 'Pics For > Battle Of Stalingrad Ww2'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    Stalingrad, Battle. 2015. 'Battle Of Stalingrad - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    This operation was the first Allied amphibious landing.
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    Kids.britannica.com,. 2015. 'Torch, Operation: American Troops Land Near Algiers --�Kids Encyclopedia | Children's Homework Help | Kids Online Dictionary | Britannica'.
    History.com,. 1962.
    'Allies Confer Secretly About Operation Torch — History.Com This Day In History — 10/22/1942'.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    Island Hopping was a plan to take over the islands leading to Japan one by one. Also if any island was resisting they would isolite it and move on leaving some troops there to isolate it.
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    World War II,. 2015. 'Island Hopping'. Accessed February 10 2015.
    HISTORY,. 2014. 'Pacific And Philippines'. Accessed March 1 2015.
  • Operation Overlord and D-Day

    Operation Overlord and D-Day
    This battle lasted from June to August, and 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on a 50-mile strech of beach.
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    Sciandra, Dana, Dana Sciandra, Dana Sciandra, Dana Sciandra, Dana Sciandra, Dana Sciandra, and Dana Sciandra. 2015. 'Dday.Landing.WWII - Stimulated Boredom'. Stimulated Boredom. Accessed February 12 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'D-Day - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 2 2015.
  • Operation Valkyrie

    Operation Valkyrie
    Operation Valkyrie is most commonly associated with the attempted assassination of Hitler. This plan was approved by Hitler, and if the communication between him and the High Command as a result of the Allied bombings.
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    Sites.google.com,. 2015. 'Operation Valkyrie - The Educational Form Of Russell'. Accessed February 12 2015.
    Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 2015. 'Operation
  • Discovery of Majdanek

    Discovery of Majdanek
    Was one of Nazi's not so famous concentration camps, and was located just outside Lublin, Poland. What was diffferent about this camp was that it wasn't away from dense populations.
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    Scrapbookpages.com,. 2015. 'The Liberation Of Majdanek Concentration Camp By Soviet Troops July 23, 1944'. Accessed February 12 2015.
    Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 2015. 'Majdanek'. Accessed March 3 2015.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Was Hitlers attempt to split the Allied forces in half. The name bulge came from the way the Allied line of defense looked like when the fighiting was over.
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    TIME.com,. 2015. 'Battle Of The Bulge: Rare Photos From Hitler’S Last Gamble, 1944-1945 | LIFE | TIME.Com'. Accessed February 12 2015.
    Bulge, Battle. 2015. 'Battle Of The Bulge - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 3 2015.
  • Hitler’s Suicide

    Hitler’s Suicide
    Hitler commited suicide by shooting himself and swallowing a cyanide capsule.
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    Mitchellarchives.com,. 2015. 'Rare WWII Newspaper - Adolf Hitler's Death | The Mitchell Archives - Original Historic Newspapers'. Accessed February 12 2015.
    Suicide, This, and Adolf suicide. 2015. 'Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide - Apr 30, 1945 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 3 2015.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day. This day Nazi troops laid down there weapons, Documents from the surrender were signed in Belin and East Germany.
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    News.bbc.co.uk,. 2015. 'BBC News | In Pictures'. Accessed February 12 2015.
    Europe, Victory. 2015. 'Victory In Europe - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 6 2015
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    An American B-29 bomber called the Elola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb in world history.
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    Cellania, Miss, Gordo 2, Jerry 3, and Miss Cellania. 2012. 'The Unluckiest Train Ride'. Neatorama. Accessed February 15 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 'Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2015.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    This day was the unconditional surrender of Japan to the Allies. The formal surrender took place in the U.S.S. Missouri anchored in Tokyo's Bay.
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    History, U.S. 2015. 'V-J Day: The Formal Surrender Of Japan, 2 September 1945 | CMH'. History.Army.Mil. Accessed Febrary 15, 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 'Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2015.
  • The beginning of the Cold War

    The beginning of the Cold War
    The Cold War was mostly Russia and the U.S. spying on each other not actually a big war going on. The spying lead to each country building Hydrogen bombs and other atomic weapons.
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    Social Studies and History Teacher's Blog,. 2010. 'The Beginning Of The Cold War'. Accessed February 15 2015.
    War, Cold. 2015. 'Cold War History - Cold War - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.Com. Accessed March 7 2015.
  • Creation of the United Nations

    Creation of the United Nations
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a declaration that 26 other countries leaders signed and became known as the United Nations.
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    ynet,. 2015. 'History In The (Re)Making'. Accessed February 15 2015.
    created, United. 'United Nations Created - Jan 01, 1942 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2015.
  • The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials
    These trials were held to bring the Nazi's to justice for killing the Jews. There were 13 trials in all and they were held in Nuremberg, Germany.
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    PopularResistance.Org,. 2014. 'Were The Nuremberg Tribunals Only Victors' Justice?'. Accessed February 15 2015.
    HISTORY.com,. 2015. 'Nuremberg Trials - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. Accessed March 7 2015.
  • The Japanese War Crime Trials

    The Japanese War Crime Trials
    During these trials 28 Japanese officers were being tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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    WW2DB,. 2015. '[Photo] Accused Japanese War Criminals On Trial At The Supreme Court Of Singapore, 21 Jan 1946, Photo 3 Of 3'. Accessed February 15 2015.
    begins, Japanese. 'Japanese War Crimes Trial Begins - May 03, 1946 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 7 Mar. 2015.