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The World At War

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Result of growing nationalism movement; 19-year-old shot and killed Ferdinand and his wife, believing this would be the end of his country being connected to Austria-Hungary.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania after President Woodrow Wilson discarded Germany's policy for neutral nations keeping their ships out of the war zone (thus limited shipping).
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    Russian Revolution

  • Wilson's 14 Points Delivered

    Wilson's 14 Points Delivered
    A speech delivered to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson during the First World War outlining a plan for peace, introduced through 14 various points. Its purpose was to prevent "international problems from causing another war."
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    Murder of the Romanovs
    During the Russian civil war, the Romanov family, the last of the dynasty and of the general reign of Russian czars, is brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
  • The League of Nations Is Founded

    The League of Nations Is Founded
    The brainchild of Woodrow Wilson, the League of Nations was an earlier form of the United Nations.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
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    World War II

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    Battle For The Atlantic

  • Dunkirk Evacuated

    Dunkirk Evacuated
  • Paris Falls

    Paris Falls
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    Battle of Britain

    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
    ~ Prime Minister Winston Churchill
  • Italy Invades Greece

    Italy Invades Greece
  • Lend-Lease Act Passed

    Lend-Lease Act Passed
  • German Forces Invade Russia

    German Forces Invade Russia
  • Atlantic Charter Issued

    Atlantic Charter Issued
  • The Attack On Pearl Harbor

    The Attack On Pearl Harbor
    Japanese kamikaze pilots attack the US Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, sinking scores of crucial aircraft carriers and other military craft, such as the USS Arizona and the USS West Virginia.
  • President Roosevelt's Infamy Speech

    President Roosevelt's Infamy Speech
    A day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers a speech to the combined houses of Congress, declaiming the attack as "a day which will live in infamy."
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    Battle of Stalingrad

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    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

  • D-Day

    Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy and begin a "crusade" through Europe to bring down Adolf Hitler.
  • Paris Liberated

    Paris Liberated
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    Operation Market Garden

  • Forced Suicide of Field Marshal Rommel

    Forced Suicide of Field Marshal Rommel
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    Battle of The Bulge

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    Battle of Berlin

  • Auschwitz Liberated

    Auschwitz Liberated
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    Yalta Conference

  • US Force Land At Iwo Jima

    US Force Land At Iwo Jima
  • US Forces Land At Okinawa

    US Forces Land At Okinawa
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dies

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dies
    At 3:35 PM on April 12, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of cerebral hemorrhaging. He is succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman, leaving behind an indelible legacy.
  • Benito Mussolini Executed

    Benito Mussolini Executed
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
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    Victory Day

  • Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima
  • Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders