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World War II: World Powers Collide

  • Treaty of Versailles is signed.

    Treaty of Versailles  is signed.
    Treaty is signed between Allies and the Central Powers. Germany got blamed for the entire war.
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    World War II: Super Powers Collide

  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    On September 18th, in violation of all its treaty obligations, Japan occupied Machuria, in northeast China. It was the first step on the path to World War II.
  • Italy Attacks Ethiopia

    Italy Attacks Ethiopia
  • Germany Occupies Rhineland

    Germany Occupies Rhineland
  • Japan Invades China

    Japan Invades China
    Beijing and Nanjing fell to the Japanese in 1937
  • Germany Annexes Austria

    Germany Annexes Austria
  • Germany Invades Polan

    Germany Invades Polan
    After the Invasion of Poland, Germany and France declared war on Germany...World War II have started.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    Germany took the northern part of France and established a puppet government in the southern part.
  • Germany Invades Soviet Union

    Germany Invades Soviet Union
    Germany betrays the Soviet Union and breaks the Nonagression Pact.
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. United States finally enters World War II.
  • Germany surrenders at Stalingrad

    Germany surrenders at Stalingrad
    Soviets with the help of an extreme cold weather defeated the German army at Stalingrad.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
  • Germany Finally Surrenders

    Germany Finally Surrenders
  • Atomic Bomb / Japan Surrenders

    Atomic Bomb / Japan Surrenders
    The B-29, "Enola Gay," piloted by the squadron commander, Col. Paul Tibbets, flew to Japan and dropped the bomb on August 6, 1945. The bomb was nicknamed “Little Boy” and used U-238 as its nuclear core. At 8:15 AM, the line from Hiroshima to Tokyo went dead. Reports started coming in that Hiroshima had been obliterated by air attack. Reports of the dead ranged from 75,000 to 180,000 dead; due to radiation, people would be dying for decades from cancer and birth defects.