World War II

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  • Czechoslovakia

    Czechoslovakia
    German occupation of Czechoslovakia (1938–1945) began with the Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions, known collectively as the Sudetenland, under terms outlined by the Munich Agreement. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's pretext for this effort was the alleged privations suffered by ethnic German populations living in those regions.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    Nazis that came into power of Germany around 1933 believed that Germans were the superior race, and that somehow the Jews(and many other peoples) were inferior and a threat, they wanted to clense their country and began doing so. In the end the holocaust was an event to be remembered, and never repeated. it was inhumane and violent.
  • Nonagression Pact

    Nonagression Pact
    Russia and Germany signed a 'Non-aggression Pact'. Hitler sent Ribbentrop, a senior Nazi, to Russia. He offered a Nazi-Soviet alliance Russia and Germany would not go to war, but would divide Poland between them. Germany allowed Russia to annex Estinia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    Nazi Invasion of Poland
    Hitler had previously signed a nonagression act with Poland(1934). Germans didn't like this but hitler only did it so that France would not join with Poland, and he didn't plan on keeping the peace. On september 1st, 1939 Germany invaded Poland and the Polish army was defeated in weeks. Therefor Britain and France then declared war on Germany
  • Battle of Stalengrad

    Battle of Stalengrad
    Nazi Germany and its allies fought Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia. Was among the largest battles on the Eastern front. Marked by brutality and disregard for citizens. Nearly 2 million deaths, extremely bloody battle. It was a turning point in the war, Germany's loses extreme, making a German victory in the East impossible.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    "The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war. Prior to this action, Japan possessed general naval superiority over the United States and could usually choose where and when to attack. After Midway, the two opposing fleets were essentially equals, and the United States soon took the offensive."
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    "On June 6, 1944, about 100,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers climbed out of the water at high tide and landed in German-occupied France. Hundreds were cut down before they even touched the sand; thousands more were hit crossing the beach. Nearly everyone, especially the Americans, landed in the wrong place, far from their commanders, their support, and their buddies. But the ones who weren't killed, and even some who were wounded, pressed on". Eventful day to say the least.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Towards the end of WWII, US forces push the German army back into Germany, winning the Battle of the Bulge. Soviet troops capture Warsaw and liberate Auschwitz.
  • Hitlers Suicide

    Hitlers Suicide
    Allied forces advance through northern Italy, capturing Venice. Mussolini is captured by Italian troops fighting with the Allies and is hanged. Soviet troops capture Berlin. U.S. forces liberate concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. Adolf Hitler commits suicide on April 30.
  • The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan

    The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan
    The Potsdam declaration issued 10 days ago, which called for the unconditional surrender of Japan, was a last chance for the country to avoid utter destruction, the President said. Ended World War II