Ww2

World War II Timeline

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  • End of WWI

    End of WWI
    From 1914 to 1918, the Central Powers faced off against the Allied Powers in a devastating international conflict that later become known as World War I.
  • Hitler Joins the Nazi Party

    Hitler Joins the Nazi Party
    Adolf Hitler joined the committee of the German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or DAP) and thus entered politics.
  • Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy

    Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy
    Fascism is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology.
  • Death of Vladimir Lenin; control of USSR to Joseph Stalin; deaths of 8-13 million Russians

    Death of Vladimir Lenin; control of USSR to Joseph Stalin; deaths of 8-13 million Russians
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917–1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.
  • Establishment of the USSR

    Establishment of the USSR
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Mussolini Takes over Italy

    Mussolini Takes over Italy
    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (Italian pronunciation: [beˈniːto musːoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party and is credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism.
  • US and 61 other countries sign Kellog-Briand Pact

    US and 61 other countries sign Kellog-Briand Pact
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
  • Roosevelt take office

    Roosevelt take office
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945; pronounced also known by his initials, FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.
  • Hitler announces secret plans for Lebenstraum

    Hitler announces secret plans for Lebenstraum
  • Hitler begins Military buildup

    Hitler begins Military buildup
  • US begins passing Neutrility Acts

    US begins passing Neutrility Acts
    The Neutrality Acts were laws that were passed by the United States Congress in the 1930s, in response to the growing turmoil in Europe and Asia that eventually led to World War II. They were spurred by the growth in isolationism and non-interventionism in the US following its costly involvement in World War I, and sought to ensure that the US would not become entangled again in foreign conflicts.
  • Italian Troops conquer Ethiopia

    Italian Troops conquer Ethiopia
  • German troops invade Rhineland

    German troops invade Rhineland
  • Civil War begins in Spain under Fransico Franco

    Civil War begins in Spain under Fransico Franco
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, establishing the Third Reich

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, establishing the Third Reich
  • Hitler takes Austria

    Hitler takes Austria
  • Munich Agreement; Sudenkand to Germany

    Munich Agreement; Sudenkand to Germany
  • Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler

    Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler
  • Franco is successful in Spain

    Franco is successful in Spain
    Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975), commonly known as Franco (Spanish pronunciation: was a Spanish military general and head of state of Spain from October 1936 (whole nation from 1939 onwards), and de facto regent of the nominally restored Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in November 1975.
  • Totaliltarian government established in USSR

    Totaliltarian government established in USSR
  • Russian Army in Finland (Finns surrender in three months)

    Russian Army in Finland (Finns surrender in three months)
  • German invasion of Poland; blitzrieg

    German invasion of Poland; blitzrieg
  • Non-Aggression pact; Germany and Russia, divide Poland

    Non-Aggression pact; Germany and Russia, divide Poland
  • German invasion of Denmark and Norway

    German invasion of Denmark and Norway
  • Defeat pf the Ntherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg by Germany

    Defeat pf the Ntherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg by Germany
  • Plans for invasion of Great Britain; beginning of the Battle of Britain

    Plans for invasion of Great Britain; beginning of the Battle of Britain
  • British and French defeat at Dunkirk

    British and French defeat at Dunkirk
  • Italy Enters the war on the side of Germany and invades France

    Italy Enters the war on the side of Germany and invades France
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France surrenders to Germany