World War II Timeline

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    World War II

  • Benito Mussolini & Fascism

    Benito Mussolini & Fascism
    Mussolini begins rise of power in Italy
  • Joseph Stalin and Communism

    Joseph Stalin and Communism
    Joseph Stalin comes to power in the USSR.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    61 nations signed a pact that said they would never make war again.
  • Franklin Rosevelt U.S.

    Franklin Rosevelt U.S.
    Elected president of the United States
  • Adolf Hitler and Nazism

    Adolf Hitler and Nazism
    Hitler rose to power and became chancellor he published a book before he was elected called Mein Kamf which in german means my struggle
  • Holocaust (anti-Semitism)

    Holocaust (anti-Semitism)
    Hitler ordered all non-Aryans to be removed from government jobs. This act was the first move in a campaign for racial purity and eventually turned into a Holocaust. Anti-Semitism means to be against Jewish people
  • Ethiopia

    Tens of thousands of Italian soldiers advance on Ethiopia.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    He was a general for the Fascist army and rose to leader of Spain.
  • Rhineland

    German Troops build up in Rhineland, a region in Germany bordering France and Belgium.
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    The Neutrality Acts is an act that helps a country remain neutral and this was put in affect in order to keep the U.S. neutral
  • Quarantine Speech

    Quarantine Speech
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave this speech saying that they should quarantine Germany, Japan, and Italy.
  • German troops march into Austria

    German troops march into Austria
    Hitler sent Nazi troops into Austria in order to convince Nazi Austrians to be on his council.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact
    Turned the Sudetenland over to Germany without a shot being fired.
  • Neville Chamberlain-"Peace with Honor"

    Neville Chamberlain-"Peace with Honor"
    Chamberlain was a Brittish prime minister sent to meet with Hitler and Hitler told him that they had no furter plans to besides Sudetenland and he chose to believe him
  • Kristallnact

    This is the day when thousands of Nazi troops broke into thousands of Jewish homes and businesses capturing many Jews
  • Winston Churchill- "Appeasement"

    Winston Churchill- "Appeasement"
    Gave up principles to pacify the Axis Powers.
  • Soviets invade Finland

    Soviets invade Finland
    Stalin sends troops to invade Finland and after 3 months of intense fighting the outnumbered Fins surrender
  • Nonaggression Pact

    Nonaggression Pact
    The Soviet Union and Germany signed a pact not to fight
  • Blitzkrieg

    The German Army invaded Poland with Blitzkrieg, or a sudden and massive attack with air and land forces.
  • Axis Powers

    Axis Powers
    Japan, Germany, and Italy signed the Tripartite Act, which was a mutual defense treaty, and the three nations became known as the Axis Powers.
  • Concentration Camps (genocide)

    Concentration Camps (genocide)
    Many races inluding Jews, Gypsies, and other races were hoarded into trucks, trains, and other forms of transportation to these holding camps
  • Election of 1940

    Election of 1940
    Rosevelt was re-elected again and said that he would only defend the U.S. if we went to war
  • Germans Invade Denmark & Norway

    Germans Invade Denmark & Norway
    HItler unleashed a surprise attack and Hitler did this because "they needed to protect those countries freedom and independence."
  • Germans invade Belgum, Netherlands, and Luxembourg

    Germans invade Belgum, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
    The Germans sent troops to control the countries and the fighting finally ended in May
  • Germany & Italy Invade France

    Germany & Italy Invade France
    HItler handed the French their terms for surrender. Germany would occupy Northern France, and there would be a Nazi government.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Hitler sent thousands of planes on bombing runs over Britain throughout the summer pummeling the city
  • Lend - Lease Act

    Lend - Lease Act
    Allowed the United States to ship arms and other supplies, without immediate payment to nations fighting the Axis powers.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    In this document causes for WW2 were spelled out
  • Selective Service(& the G.I.)

    Selective Service(& the G.I.)
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor many eager American men signed up for the military
  • Philippines, Corregidor, Douglas MacArthur

    Philippines, Corregidor, Douglas MacArthur
    80,000 American and Filipino troops commanded by Douglas MacArthur. They held off 200,000 Japanese troops for four months on Corregidor. He eventually was forced to leave.
  • Leader of Japan - Hideki Tojo

    Leader of Japan - Hideki Tojo
    A Japanese military general who became the prime minister in Japan.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Thousands of Japanese planes bombed the harbor where many of our war ships were held
  • War Plans with Churchhill and FDR

    War Plans with Churchhill and FDR
    Churchill arrived at the White House to meet with FDR to discuss plans on how to defeat the Germans
  • Womens Auxiliary Army Corps(WAAC)

    Womens Auxiliary Army Corps(WAAC)
    Many jobs in the military were made for men but now other jobs could be held by women.
  • Industrial Response

    Industrial Response
    Many car factories were now being made into factories where planes, tanks, and boats would be built
  • A. Phillip Randolph

    A. Phillip Randolph
    Was the leader of protests against black discrimination in the army
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The U.S. project to develop an atomic bomb for use.
  • Internment of Japaneese

    Internment of Japaneese
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor many Japanese Americans were sent to these holding camps in fear of another attack.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Thousands of German troops closed on the city to capture shipping roots to secure oil.
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea
    A combined Australian and American fleet of ships intercepted the Japanese aimed at a strike at Australia. The confrontation was all planes, and no ships fired anything.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic
    After the Bombing of Pearl Harbor Hitler launched a series of attacks on the U.S. ships of the east coast
  • Batlle of Midway

    Batlle of Midway
    The Americans learned that a 110 fleet of Japanese ships were heading to the island Midway. The Americans won this fight.
  • Guadalcanal

    The first ground attack by Americans in WWII. It marked the first loss of land of the Japanese in the war.
  • North Atlantic front

    North Atlantic front
    Eisenhower sent many troops off the coast of Russia to pressure the Germans and hope to draw them away from Stalingrad.
  • The Italian Front

    The Italian Front
    The campaign was sent in order to capture German fronts
  • D-Day

    Thousands of allied troops poured on to the beaches of Normandy France to take out the German stronghold
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The alleied troops counter attacked the lines that the Germany held in Belgium. This battle was argually one of the battles with the most casualties in World War 2
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf & Kamikazes

    Battle of Leyte Gulf & Kamikazes
    Japanese threw entire fleet into this battle. The Americans retook the Philipines in this battle with the help of Douglas MacArthur. Kamikazes were suicide bombers that flew into ships to sink them.
  • Yalta

    The Yalta Conference was a meeting when the leaders of the U.S. England, and the Soviet Union agreed on a set of rules to be implemented after the defeat of Germany.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The island was a critical base for America for large bombers to reach Japan. It was debated to be the most heavily guarded place on Earth, with 21,000 Japanese troops. Americans won, leaving only 200 Japanese alive.
  • Harry Truman becomes President

    Harry Truman becomes President
    Roosevelt had a stroke and died in April 1945. Truman became president that night.
  • Unconditional Surrender/V-E Day

    Unconditional Surrender/V-E Day
    On May 8th 1945 president Eisenhower accepts the unconditional surrender from the Third Reich, the first part of the war was over so it was called V-E day or victory in Europe day
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The battle of Okinawa killed 7,000 American lives, but 110,000 Japanese lives were claimed.
  • Potsdam

    In addition to the Yalta conference, Potsdam was a conference when the three countries agreed to "stern justice shall be meted out to all war criminals, including those who have visited cruelties on our prisoners."
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Atomin bombs were dropped on these cities and over 200,000 casualities occured.
  • Nuremberg War Trials

    Nuremberg War Trials
    The court proceedings in Germany in which Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes. 12 of the 22 defendants were sentenced to death, and the rest to prison.