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  • Mussolini takes over Italy's Government

    Mussolini takes over Italy's Government
    Mussolini was the founder of fascism in Italy. He allied himself with Hitler so that his dictatorship would not fall during WWII. He later was killed shortly after the surrender of Germany.
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    Hour, History. 2012. 'Benito Mussolini - The Socialist'. History In An Hour. Accessed February 13 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Benito Mussolini - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    Adolf Hitler and his members failed to take over the government of Bavaria. He was convicted with treason and sentenced to five years in prison.
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    HISTORY.com,. 'Beer Hall Putsch - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    The Kellog-Briand Pact was created to outlaw war. The main reason was to stop another World War, but which failed when Germany militarized the Rhineland and then WWII broke out.
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  • U.S. Stock Market Crash

    U.S. Stock Market Crash
    Investors lost billions which led to the Great Depression. Not just America went into a depression but a world wide depression. This was the longest lasting economic downturn up to that time.
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    Igtcapital.com,. '1929 Stock Market “Crash”??! « IGT Capital'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015. Crash, 1929. 'Stock Market Crash Of 1929 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 201
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    Japan invaded Manchuria (China's eastern seaboard) because Japan was becoming very crowded without being able to expand because of being an island. Japan believed Manchuria was rich with minerals, so it was an obvious plan for Japan.
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    Pixgood.com,. 'Pix For > Japanese Invasion Of Manchuria Ww2'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'Manchuria 1931'. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler Becomes Germany's Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Germany's Chancellor
    Hitler demanded to be appointed chancellor but two other chancelors were appointed before him. He then was appointed chancellor to make a stable government.
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    Weimar Republic,. 'Hitler's Path To Power'. N.p., 2012. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Theholocaustexplained.org,. 'Hitler Becomes Chancellor - 1933 - Key Stage 3 - The Holocaust Explained'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations

    Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations
    Japan withdrew form the League of Nations after a report of them invading Manchuria.
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    Tripline.net,. 'The War In The Pacific On Tripline'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Johndclare.net,. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Nazi's Reach Political Majority in Germany

    Nazi's Reach Political Majority in Germany
    After the Reichstag burned down, Hitler blamed the communist party to make him get emergency powers which then he created a law. This law arrested the communist and socialist party leaders and took them out of the election.
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    Spartacus Educational,. '1933 Election In Germany'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'Nazi Germany - Dictatorship'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • The Night of the Long Knives

    The Night of the Long Knives
    Hitler did not believe everyone in his army had complete oath. He then removed all SA leaders which gave Hitler's army complete oath to him.
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    Covertbookreport.com,. 'Ukraine; Night Of The Long Knives Again? | Northwest Research'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'The Night Of The Long Knives'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 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
    Hitler said in Mein Kampf that he will abolish the Treaty of Versailles. He did this by militarizing into the Rhineland.
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    Nseuropa.wordpress.com,. 'National-Socialism « "Neues Europa"'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Johndclare.net,. 'Gerbreaks'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • First Anit-Semitic Law is passed in Germany

    First Anit-Semitic Law is passed in Germany
    This law was to exclude Jews from organizations, professions and other aspects of social/public life.
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    Edwardvictor.com,. 'Anti-Jewish Legislation'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Ushmm.org,. 'Antisemitic Legislation 1933–1939'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Creation of the Nuremberg Laws

    Creation of the Nuremberg Laws
    These new laws took German citizenship away from Jews and outlawed marriage of sex between Jews and non-Jews. Jews were defined by race rather than religion.
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    Jewishvirtuallibrary.org,. 'Background & Overview Of The Nuremberg Laws | Jewish Virtual Library'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. About.com Education,. 'The Nuremberg Laws Of 1935'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Italy invaded Ethiopia and captured their capital. The Ethiopian emperor calls out to the League of Nations for help but all they did was provide sanctions which wasn't enough to stop Italy.
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    Www2.needham.k12.ma.us,. 'Ethiopia'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Italo-Ethiopian War | 1935-1936'. N.p., 2014. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland

    Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland
    Hitler militarizes the Rhineland which was a demilitarized area due to the Treaty of Versailles. This act violates the Treaty of Versailles, again the League of Nations does not do anything about this.
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    History 12,. 'Early Acts Of Appeasement'. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. History.com,. 'Hitler Reoccupies The Rhineland — History.Com This Day In History — 3/7/1936'. N.p., 1876. Web.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    The Japanese Imperial Army invaded China's capital and killed 300,000 civilians and soldiers out of the 600,000 that were there.
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    reddit,. 'Public Beheading During Rape Of Nanking - Taken A Millisecond After The Head Was Severed. [NSFL] • /R/WTF'. N.p., 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Historyplace.com,. 'The History Place - Genocide In The 20Th Century: Rape Of Nanking 1937-38'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb.
  • Germany Annexes Austria

    Germany Annexes Austria
    German troops marched into Austria and annexed the mostly German-speaking country. Hitler then appointed a his new Nazi government after pressuring the president to resign.
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    Holocaustresearchproject.org,. 'Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. History.com,. 'Germany Annexes Austria — History.Com This Day In History — 3/12/1938'. N.p., 1933. Web. 25 Feb.
  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia

    Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia
    Hitler demanded the Sudetenland because it was mainly German ehtnic. Also the land had many valuable minerals such as lignite, coal and the country's most vital defensive zone.
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    Holman, Brett, and Brett Holman. 'Tuesday, 27 September 1938 | Airminded'. Airminded.org. N.p., 2008. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'The Czech Crisis Of 1938'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    A conference with Germnay, Great Britain, France and Italy that gave Germany the power to annex the Sudetenland.
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    Germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org,. 'GHDI - Image'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Munich Agreement | Europe [1938]'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    The assassination of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's chief of propaganda, Gave an excuse to launch a massacre against the German Jews.
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    Libraries.ucsd.edu,. 'Social Sciences & Humanities Blog » Commemorating Kristallnacht - The Library'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Jewishvirtuallibrary.org,. 'Background & Overview Of Kristallnacht | Jewish Virtual Library'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project”

    Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project”
    Einstein wrote to FDR about the atomic bomb and how Germany has a nuclear research team creating atomic bombs for use.
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    Witnify,. '[Text] President Roosevelt's Response To Einstein On Atomic Bombs | Witnify'. N.p., 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. U-s-history.com,. 'The Manhattan Project'. N.p., 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    A nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union which stated that they both would not attack one another during WWII.
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    Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon,. 'The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact Anniversary'. N.p., 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact | Germany-Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics [1939]'. N.p., 2014. Web. 25 Feb
  • Nazi Invades Poland

    Nazi Invades Poland
    The German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields and then German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces. After this German and France declared war on Germany.
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    Fold3.com, Nazi. 'Nazi Invasion Of Poland.Jpg - Fold3.Com'. Fold3.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. History.com,. 'Germans Invade Poland — History.Com This Day In History — 9/1/1939'. N.p., 1864. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    British and other Allied troops saved about 198,000 British troops and 140,000 French troops by navel vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used. This happened in a course of two weeks.
    More Info References:
    Rania.co.uk,. 'Rania - A Dunkirk Little Ship'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Dunkirk Evacuation | World War II'. N.p., 2014. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    Paris fell to Germany which meant France announced its surrender and tried to create an armistice with the Nazis. This was a major victory for the Nazis.
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    Psywarrior.com,. 'Standard Allied Safe Conduct Passes Of WWII'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. History.com,. 'France To Surrender — History.Com This Day In History — 6/17/1940'. N.p., 1885. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    German and British air forces fought in the skies over the UK. The battle ended when the Luftwaffe failed to gain air superiorty. Britian's win saved them from a ground invasion.
    More Info References:
    Clode, George et al. 'Military History Monthly – Battle Of Britain Day'. Military-history.org. N.p., 2010. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Battle Of Britain - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
  • The Tripartite Pact

    The Tripartite Pact
    Axis Powers are formed by Germany, Italy, and Japan. This pact provided assistance to one another if was to suffer an attack by any nation not already involved in the war.
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  • The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”

    The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”
    Held in a wealthy section of Berlin. "Final Solution" was code name for the genocide of all European Jews. They used this code name to hide it form the rest of the world.
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    Gilad Atzmon,. 'Gilad Atzmon: The Wannsee Conference- Truth And Myth'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Ushmm.org,. 'The Wannsee Conference And The "Final Solution"'. N.p., 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    The Lend Lease Act provided US aid to foreign nations during WWII. (Later US Allies)
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    Artworkoriginals.com,. 'Original Artwork: Chris Calle: WWII - U.S. Supports Allies With Lend-Lease Act'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Lend-Lease Act - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Hitler launched an invasion on the Soviet Union which broke the non-aggression pact. There were 3 great armies with over 3 million German soldiers, 3 thousand tanks.
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    Mental Floss,. 'Operation Barbarossa: The Biggest Military Adventure In History'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Stalingrad, Battle. 'Operation Barbarossa - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes bombed the American naval base that lasted 2 hours. The Japanese destroyed 20 naval vessels, including 8 battleships, and nearly 200 airplanes.
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    Apfn.org,. 'THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Harbor, Attack. 'Pearl Harbor - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula to Japanese forces. Approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops were forced to march to prison camps. The y recieved harsh treatments by the Japanese.
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    Cbsnews.com,. 'Bataan Death March Survivor Who Campaigned To Correct Historic Photo Dies At 91'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Bataan Death March - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    16 American B-25 bombers launched from an aircraft carrier miles east off of Japan to attack the Japanese mainland. Raid did little real damage to Japan, but hurt the Japanese government's prestige.
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  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    U.S. defeated Japan in an air and sea battle. The U.S. countered Japan's plan of attack and ambushed them. This was a very important win for the U.S. which raised morale for the Allies.
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    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Battle Of Midway | World War II'. N.p., 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Battle Of Midway - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germany invaded the Soviet Union which led to the Battle of Stalingrad. Germany lost which stopped the German advancement and marked the turning of WWII in favor of the Allies.
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  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    This was the Allied invasion of Italy and French North Africa. This was the first time British and Americans had jointly worked together on an invasion that was both planned by them.
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    Hum2-b-ww2.wikispaces.com,. 'Hum2-B-WW2 - Allied Invasion Of North Africa'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'Operation Torch'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    This strategy was used to secure islands that were not heavily defended by the Japanese. The U.S. used this to gain military bases and get closer to Japan.
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    Quizlet.com,. 'Ch. 27: World War II Era(1935-1945) - KEY TERMS - The American Nation'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. World War II,. 'Island Hopping'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • Operation Overlord and D-Day

    Operation Overlord and D-Day
    156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches. The beach stretched along 50 miles with heavily fortified barriers. This invasion was one of the largest amphibios military assaults in history.
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    Historylink101.com,. 'Pictures Of D-Day, Operation Overlord'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'D-Day - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  • Operation Valkyrie

    Operation Valkyrie
    This was the attempted assassination of Hitler. Hitler approved this plan in case there was a breakdown of communication between himself and high command.
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    Ww2days.com,. 'BOMB PLOTTERS TO GET DAY IN COURT—JUDGE | World War II Day By Day'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'Operation Valkyrie'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  • Discovery of Majdanek

    Discovery of Majdanek
    The Soviet army marched in Poland near Lublin and found the Majdanek concentration camp. German soldiers tried to burn it down as they marched the prisoners away to conceal its presence.
    More Info References:
    Camp, Majdanek. 'Majdanek Concentration Camp: Place, Pictures And Information - Fold3.Com'. Fold3.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. WW2DB,. 'Discovery Of Concentration Camps And The Holocaust'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in Northwest Europe using a strategy as blitzkrieg. American soldier fought desperate battles but came to a victory with heavy casualties.
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    Patriot Action Network,. 'Our Battle Of The Bulge.'. N.p., 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Bulge, Battle. 'Battle Of The Bulge - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  • Hitler’s Suicide

    Hitler’s Suicide
    Hitler committed suicide in an air raid shelter by consuming a cyanide capsule and shooting himself. If he was still alive, he told his wife to kill him. He did this after knowing the Soviet Union was a day away.
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  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day was officially annouced the end of Germany's particpitation of WWII. German General Jodl signed a surrender document that ended war in Europe.
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    Infoplease.com,. 'V-E Day: May 8, 1945'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Historylearningsite.co.uk,. 'VE Day'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki the next day. These bombings killed a total estimate of 130,000 people. Hirohito announced their surrender in WWII. America did this as revenge for Pearl Harbor.
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  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Japan surrendered to the Allied forces. This effectively ended WWII. This day has been known as "Victory over Japan Day".
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    Screamingducks.com,. 'VE And VJ Day « Screaming Ducks Living History Association'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'V-J Day - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
  • Creation of the United Nations

    Creation of the United Nations
    The United Nations declaration was signed by 26 representatives of 26 countries This created an international postwar peacekeeping organization.
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    Geneva.usmission.gov,. 'UN Effectiveness » US Mission Geneva'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. created, United. 'United Nations Created - Jan 01, 1942 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
  • The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials
    Trials were held for the Nuremberg Laws to bring Nazi war criminals to Justice. There were a series of 13 trials thorugh 1945-1949. These trials included high officials of the Nazi Party.
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    Nuremberg.law.harvard.edu,. 'Nuremberg Trials Project -- Introduction'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. HISTORY.com,. 'Nuremberg Trials - World War II - HISTORY.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
  • The Japanese War Crime Trials

    The Japanese War Crime Trials
    28 Japanese military and government officials were accused of committing war/humanity crimes. 25 out of 28 officials were found guilty. The other 3 had misfortunates during the trials.
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    Quazoo,. 'Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. begins, Japanese. 'Japanese War Crimes Trial Begins - May 03, 1946 - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
  • The Beginning of the Cold War

    The Beginning of the Cold War
    The United States fought the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The US didn't trust Stalin or his actions. The Soviet Union feared America's atomic bomb and wanted a secure border but was not given because the US was afraid Stalin was an evil dictator like Hitler.
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