World War II

By huntpl
  • Rise of Hitler

    The Nazis have won the most seats in the German legislature, and Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. He makes the Nazi Party the only legal party in Germany, estabalishes a dictatorship in Germany, and begins discrimination of the Jews.
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    World War II - Leading Up To And During

  • Discrimination of the Jews

    The German Jews are stripped of their civil rights and citizenships. Also, Italy invades Ethiopia at this time.
  • The Axis Powers Are Formed

    Italy and Germany form an alliance. Germany reoccupies Rhineland which is on the border of France, and in doing so, violates the Treaty of Versailles. Mussolini, leader of Italy captures Ethiopia, and makes it part of the Italian Empire.
  • Japan Attacks China

    Japan attacks China, starting the second Sino-Japanese War, which becomes part of WWII. They capture the capital, Nanking, and kill hundreds of thousands of people, along with raping 20,000 girls. This was called "The Rape of Nanking".
  • Kristallnacht

    Austria is forced into union with Germany. On Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass", November 7th, more than 7000 Jewish shops and 1600 synagogues are damaged or destroyed. Also, Hitler withdraws support from China, seeking an alliance with Japan to defend again the USSR. The USSR defends China, as well as the US, Britain, and France.
  • Spain Joins The Axis Powers

    Germany seizes Czechoslovakia. Spain has had a civil war, and the nationalist party came out on top, and joined forces with the Axis powers.
  • The Invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland on September 1st. Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand declare war on Germany 2 days later. One day after that, Britain attacks German ships. The USSR invades Poland, and they split the country with Germany.
  • France Is Divided

    Paris is being bombed by the Germans, who have already taken over many of the other European nations. They take over Paris, and the country is split in half. A free side, and a German side. They fight the remainder of the war.
  • The Battle of Britain

    Germany tries to take over the Royal Air Force, and after failing that, start to terrorize civilian areas in Great Britain.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese bomb the US naval base of Pearl Harbor. It was a total surprise and the base is almost totally destroyed. The day after, the US and Britain declare war on Japan and Germany does the same to the US.
  • The United Nations

    26 governments signed the Declaration of the United Nations, pledging mutual assistance against the Axis powers. These included the US, Britain, the USSR, and China.
  • D-Day

    Allied forces land on the coast of Normandy in France, and a giant battle ensues. Allies win.
  • The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    The US drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, destroying the city entirely and scaring the world.
  • The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

    The US drops a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan and destroys that city, too. This one caused Japan to say they're surrendering.
  • Japan Surrenders

    After two atomic bombs being dropped on them, the Japanese totally surrender in September, 1945. This signals the end to WWII.