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  • Mussolini takes over Italy's Government

    Mussolini takes over Italy's Government
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    Mussolini’s road to a dictatorship took much longer than Hitler’s in 1933. He became dictator in 1922. Mussolini started by buying support from both the working class and the industrial bosses. He promised his workers eight hours everyday.
    References
    Howardgeography.wikispaces.com,. 'Howardgeography - Shannon'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
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    Hitler and the Nazi party that was led by a coalition group. They tried to take over the government although it failed they brought Hitler into the group.
    References
    Bibliography: Ushmm.org,. 'Beer Hall Putsch (Munich Putsch)'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

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    The Kellogg-Briand Pact was also called the Pact of Paris for the city it was signed in. It was signed to prevent another World War.
    References
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Kellogg-Briand Pact | France-United States [1928]'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crash

    U.S. Stock Market Crash
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    Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded 16 million shares on the New York Stock market. They losed billions of dollars.
    References
    Thebubblebubble.com,. 'Historic Stock Market Crashes, Bubbles & Financial Crises |'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
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    Japan attacked Manchuria because Japan wanted more land. Manchuria offered them nearly 200,000 square kilometers. The Japanese government agreed on this demand but the army didn't.
    References
    Skeptical Notes on Politics, Culture, Religion. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler becomes Germany's Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Germany's Chancellor
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    On 1933, President Paul Von Hitenburg named Adolf Hitler the leader. It was a crutial turning point for the Germans.
    References
    HubPages,. 'Did Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor Of Germany In A Legal & Constitutional Way?'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations

    Japan Withdraws from the League of Nations
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    The Japanese delegation withdrew from the League of Nations. They blamed Japan for the events in Manchuria.
    References
    Japanfocus.org,. 'Japan's Pan-Asianism And The Legitimacy Of Imperial World Order, 1931-1945 | The Asia-Pacific Journal'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Nazi's reach a political majority in Germany

    Nazi's reach a political majority in Germany
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    Hitler was appointed chancellor for Germany, Bringing and end to Gernamy Democracy. Trade unions were abolished and workers, employees, were forced into Nazi organizations.
    References
    Colorado.edu,. 'Spatial Analysis Of The Nazi Party Vote, 1924-33: Identifying Andtracking A Diffusion Process*'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The night of the long knives (Rohm Purge)

    The night of the long knives (Rohm Purge)
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    The Nazi leaders took advantage of the purge to kill political enemies. It was mostly on the German nationalist right. Hitler claimed absolute power.
    References
    Covertbookreport.com,. 'Ukraine; Night Of The Long Knives Again? | Northwest Research'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 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
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    Hitler deladed his mountain retreat and went to Berlin. He immediately convened a Cabinet meating. In the meating Germany announced that they will Defy.
    References
    Historyplace.com,. 'The History Place - Triumph Of Hitler: Nazis March Into The Rhineland'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • First Anti-Semitic Law is passed in Germany

    First Anti-Semitic Law is passed in Germany
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    The law was to segerate the Jews from "Ayran" society
    References
    Ushmm.org,. 'Anti-Jewish Legislation In Prewar Germany'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Creation of the Nuremberg Laws

    Creation of the Nuremberg Laws
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    There were two new German laws. The two laws were the "Reich Citizenship" and the "Law to protect German Blood". References
    Jewishvirtuallibrary.org,. 'Background & Overview Of The Nuremberg Laws | Jewish Virtual Library'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
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    Italy tried to take over a city in Ethiopia and had failed. A border incident between Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland and angered Mussolini. He rejeacted all arbitration offers.
    References
    Historycentral.com,. 'Italy Invades Ethiopia'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland

    Hitler Militarizes the Rhineland
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    Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. He sent in Germany military forces into Rhineland. That is a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in Western Germany. References
    Historyplace.com,. 'The History Place - Triumph Of Hitler: Nazis March Into The Rhineland'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Rape of Nanking

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    Japanese Imperial army marched into china's capital city. They murded 300,000 people and 300,000 people got raped
    References
    Hodges, Dave. 'The "Rape Of Nanking" Will Soon Become The "Rape Of America" - Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show'. Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Germany Annexes Austria

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    German troops march into Austria to annex Austria for the Third Reich. The Germans were able to take over Austria for the Third Reich.
    References
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Third Reich | Historical Empire, Europe'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Munich Conference

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    It was a settlement reached by Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy. It permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.
    References
    Historytoday.com,. 'The Munich Conference | History Today'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia

    Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia
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    It was an agreement that allowed the Nazis to annex the Sudetenland. It's a region of Czechoslovakia that was home to many ethnic Germans.
    References
    Bbc.co.uk,. 'BBC - GCSE Bitesize: The Story Of The Sudetenland'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Kristallnacht

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    It was refered as the "Night of Broken Glass". Germany anexed Austria and Sudentland in Czechoslovakia. Germany marched down the streets with a lot of violence
    References
    Ushmm.org,. 'Online Exhibition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project

    Einstein’s letter to FDR, “The Manhattan Project
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    There were three chemists that were working in a labatory in Berlin. They made a discovery that could change the coures of history. Eistein learned that the Germans might sucide and wrote a letter to Franklin Roosevelt and the U.S made an effort to make an atomic bomb
    References
    Dannen.com,. 'Einstein's Letter To Roosevelt, August 2, 1939'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

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    Was a Nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union that was concluded only a few days before the beginning of WWII which divided Eastern Europe into German and Soviet Union
    References
    Vilnews.com,. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Nazi invasion of Poland

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    One of Hitler's first major policy while coming to power was to sign a nonaggression pact in Poland. Germany invaded Poland, The Polish army was defeated in weeks. The Germans came with 2,000 tanks and 1,000 planes.
    References
    Ushmm.org,. 'Invasion Of Poland, Fall 1939'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

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    The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk on the Belgian coast. It was a nine day evacuation, the largest of its kind in history and an unexpected success. 338,000 Allied troops were from capture by the Nazis.
    References
    Rania.co.uk,. 'Rania - A Dunkirk Little Ship'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • France Surrenders

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    Hitler tried to take over Paris. The Germans advanced into Paris and and it was an open city. It was an open city because an estimated 10 million refugees fled for their lives
    References
    Rarenewspapers.com,. 'France Surrenders... - Rarenewspapers.Com'. N.p., 1940. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Battle of Britain

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    Largest air battle of WWII. It was a significant turning point in WWII. The Blitz was German Bombing raids of London. Germany's Military force took over most of Western Europe in less than 2 months.
    References
    Raf.mod.uk,. 'RAF - Background To The Battle Of Britainbackground To The Battle Of Britain'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The tripartite Pact

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    The Axis powers were formed. The Axis powers included Germany, Italy, and Japan becoming allies. The countries signed the Tripartite pact in Berlin.
    References
    Pacificwar.org.au,. 'Increasing Tensions Between The United States And Japan'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Lend Lease Act

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    The lend lease Act was for providing U.S. Military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
    References
    Archives.gov,. 'Documents Related To FDR And Churchill'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Operation Barbarossa

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    Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union. They had 3 million German soldiers and 3 thousand tanks. The invasion covered 2 thousand miles. It was a crutial turning point in WWII
    References
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Operation Barbarossa | European History'. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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    Hundreds of Japanese fighters planes attack the American Naval base near Honolulo,Hawaii. It Battle lasted two hours and destroyed 20 American naval vessels, 8 battleships, and 200 airplanes. More than 2 thousand American soldiers died.
    References
    Pearlharboroahu.com,. 'Pearl Harbor Oahu: The Attack, Attacked Facts And Information'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution

    The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution
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    15 high- ranking Nazi party and German officals gathered at the villa in Berlin.
    References
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Wannsee Conference | Germany [1942]'. N.p., 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Bataan Death March

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    75 thousand Filipino and American troops on the Bataanwere forced to make a 65 mile march to prison camps. The marchers had to walk in intense heat.
    References
    Nationalmuseum.af.mil,. 'Factsheets : Imperial Brutality: Bataan Death March'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • doolittle Raid

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    Was the first air raid to strike the Japanese home islands during WWII. The raid boosted American morale.
    References
    Nationalmuseum.af.mil,. 'Factsheets : Doolittle Raid'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Battle of Midway

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    The United States defeated Japan. The U.S. broke the code and counter Japan's planned ambush its few remaining aircraft carriers. The Battle was an important turning point in the Pacific campaign.
    References
    Uss-hornet.org,. 'Battle Of Midway - WORLD WAR II - Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

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    Was a sucessful Soviet defence of the city of Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R. during WWII.The Battle stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union. Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battles in history.
    References
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Battle Of Stalingrad | World War II'. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Operation torch

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    Was the first time the British and the Americans joined to work on a invasion plan together. They invaded Morocco and Algeria and it was a sucess for the British and the Americans
    References
    Kids.britannica.com,. 'Torch, Operation: American Troops Land Near Algiers --�Kids Encyclopedia | Children's Homework Help | Kids Online Dictionary | Britannica'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Island Hopping (date for Buna-Gona Campaign)

    Island Hopping (date for Buna-Gona Campaign)
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    The U.S. launched a counter-offensive strike to overlaping island bases. The idea was to capture key islands, one after another until Japan came within the range of American bombers.
    References
    Newworldencyclopedia.org,. 'Battle Of Guadalcanal - New World Encyclopedia'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Operation Overlord and D-day

    Operation Overlord and D-day
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    156,000 American, British and Canadian landed on five beaches along a 50 mile stretch. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assualts in history
    References
    Historylink101.com,. 'Pictures Of D-Day, Operation Overlord'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Operation Valkyrie

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    Was the attempted assassination of Hitler. Operation Valkyrie was a plan approved by hitler, which was to put into operation if there was a breakdown in comunication between Hitler and High commands.
    References
    Beyondbandofbrothers.com,. 'Operation Valkyrie'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Discovery of Majdanek

    Discovery of Majdanek
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    Was a extermination camp in Lubin. The exterminatoin camp was in a documentary film made by the Russians.
    References
    Scrapbookpages.com,. 'The Liberation Of Majdanek Concentration Camp By Soviet Troops July 23, 1944'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Battle of the Bulge

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    Adolph Hilter attemped to split the Allied armies in Northwest Europe. They launched 3 German armies (more than quarter-million troops) launched the deadliest and the most desperate battle of the war.
    References
    Angelfire.com,. 'Battle Of The Bulge Pictures'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Hitler’s Suicide

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    He comitted sucide in his underground bunker.
    References
    History 12,. 'The Fall Of Germany And Hitler's Death/The Battle Of The Bulge'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
  • V-E Day

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    It was offically the end of World War II
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    Www1.toronto.ca,. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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    An American B-29 bomber dropped the wold's first atomic bomb over Jaoanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and killed 80,000 people. Three days later a second plane droped another bomb and killed 40,000 people
    References
    Teachinghistory.org,. 'The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima And Nagasaki | Teachinghistory.Org'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • V-J Day

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    Japan has surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, ending WWII.
    References
    Screamingducks.com,. 'VE And VJ Day « Screaming Ducks Living History Association'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • Creation of the United Nations

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    It was signed by 26 representatives. The purpose was to create an international postwar peacekeeping organization.
    References
    Jeremy R. Hammond, Voltaire Network. 'The Myth Of The U.N. Creation Of Israel, By Jeremy R. Hammond'. Voltaire Network. N.p., 2011. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The Nuremberg Trials

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    Was held for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. It was 13 trials carried out in Nuremberg Germany.

    References
    Nuremberg.law.harvard.edu,. 'Nuremberg Trials Project -- Introduction'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The Japanese War Crime Trials

    The Japanese War Crime Trials
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    Was a hearing case against 28 Japanese military and goverment officals of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during WWII. The trial ended with 25 of 28 Japanese defendent being guilty.
    References
    Linder, Doug. 'Tokyo War Crimes Trials (1946-48): Bibliography And Selectedlinks'. Law2.umkc.edu. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
  • The beginning of the Cold War

    The beginning of the Cold War
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    The United states and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against Axis powers. It resulted in tens of millions of Russians died.
    References
    Tropico Wiki,. 'Cold War'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.