Great Depression and World War II (1920-1945)

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  • Mussolin Comes to Power (P)

    Italy's king puts Mussolini in charge of the government. Mussolini formed the National Fascist Party. When he was put in charge no one knew he was going to wind up being a powerful dictator.
  • Stalin Comes to Power (P)

    After the first leader of the Soviet Union died Stalin obtained power and improved the Soviet Union's economy greatly. He improved the economy by industrailing the Soviet Union rapiditly.
  • Black Tuesday (E)

    This was they day when the stock market crashed. It was also an event that triggered the Great Depression.
  • Roosevelt Elected President of the US (P)

    Franklin D. Roosevelt took office during the highest point of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt came up with the New Deal which would help stimulate the United States economy. President Roosevelt was also one of the "Big Three" leaders during World War II and helped control the war.
  • Hitler is Appointed Chancellor (P)

    On this day Hitler was appointed Chancellor. A chancellor is equal to a "president" here in the United States.
  • First Concentration to Open (S)

    The first prisoners arrive at the Nazi's first concentration camp called Dachau. This is the first of many camps to open and kill millions of people in inhumane ways.
  • Neutrality Acts (P)

    Congress passed three Naturality Acts. These laws banned loans and the sale of arms to nations of war.
  • Third Reich (M)

    On this day, Hitler to his advisers his plans to absorb Austria and Czechoslovakia into the Third Reich, or German Empire. The Treaty of Versailles prohibited Anschluss, or a union between Austrai and Germany.
  • The Munich Conference (P)

    Mussolini proposed it of Germany, France, Britain, and Italy in Munich, Germany. The Czechs were not invited to this conference.
  • Germany Invades Warsaw, Poland (M)

    German tanks and troop trucks rumbled across the Polish border on this date. At the same time, German airecraft and artillery began a merciless bombing of Poland's capital, Warsaw.
  • Gas Chambers Invented (T)

    Gas chambers were created by Major Delos A. Turner and were first used in Auschwitz at Stammlager. They Gas chambers were a quick way to kill people. They could hold up to 700-800 people.
  • Pearl Harbor (M)

    Pearl Harbor was attacked which was in Hawaii. Japan wanted the United States to accept Japanese domination of the Pacific.
  • Tehran (S)

    Met to decide future of war. Agreed to a partition of postwar Germany until denazification could take place
  • D-Day (M)

    D-Day was a battle that happened on the coast of Normandy, France. The Allies planned a surprise attack on the Axis powers. This was one of the last battles fought in World War II.
  • Yalta (S)

    Defeat of Germany was foregone conclusion. Roosevelt sought military help vs. Japan. Germany must surrender and create four occupation zones and reparations of $20 billion.
  • President Roosevelt Died (P)

    President Roosevelt was in the middle of overseeing the Manhattan Project when he dies. The Manhattan Project was to create the first atomic bomb. When he died his Vice Presdient, Harry S. Truman, took over the project and dropped the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan later that year to end the Pacific War.
  • Mussolini Dies (P)

    Mussolini was trying to escape the Allie troops in a military truck and the Allies found him in the back wearing a General's outfit. He was sentenced for execution along with other Fascist leaders and hung in the middle of the streets in Italy.
  • Hitler Dies

    Adolf Hitler comments sucide in an underground bunker in Berin. This is a major turning point in World War II.
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    Rape of Nanjing (S)

    It was a episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanjing. An estimated 200,000-300,000 people died and an estimated 20,000-80,000 women were sexually assaulted by Japanese soldiers
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    Nuremberg Trials (

    During 1945 and 1946 International Military Tribunals tried former Nazi War Criminals. Hitler and several other top officials had already committed suicide.