World War II

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  • Italian Invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian Invasion of Ethiopia
    Mussoline invaded Ethiopia and failed to raid them. Italy had attacked Ethiopia for its valuable resources. They had raided them at 1935.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    Military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country. When an initial military coup failed to win control of the entire country, a bloody civil war ensued, fought with great ferocity on both sides. The Nationalists, as the rebels were called, received aid from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
  • Rape of Nanjing in China

    Rape of Nanjing in China
    Mass killing and ravaging of Chinese citizens and capitulated soldiers by soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army after its seizure of Nanjing, China, on Dec. 13, 1937, during the Sino-Japanese War that preceded World War II. The number of Chinese killed in the massacre has been subject to much debate, with most estimates ranging from 100,000 to more than 300,000.
  • German Annexation of the Sudetenland

    German Annexation of the Sudetenland
    Sctions of northern and western Bohemia and northern Moravia, in the vicinity of the Sudeten mountain ranges. The Sudetenland, which had a predominately German population, was incorporated into Czechoslovakia when that new nation’s frontiers were drawn in 1918–19. The Sudeten and other Germans in Czechoslovakia numbered about 3,000,000 in the interwar period. Because of its German majority, the Sudetenland later became a major source of contention between Germany and Czechoslovakia.
  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    Founded c. 1300, it flourished as a trade centre, came under Polish control in 1526, and became the capital in 1596. During the late 18th century it expanded rapidly, but it was destroyed in 1794 by the Russians. In 1807 it was made the capital of the Duchy of Warsaw by Napoleon. Taken by the Russians in 1813, it was the centre of Polish insurrections in 1830–31 and 1860. It was occupied by the Germans in World War I and again in World War II ...
  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

    France and Great Britain declare war on Germany
    Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland. Honoring these obligations, the two countries sent ultimatums to Hitler demanding his withdrawal from Poland. Hitler declined to respond. (see The Beginning of World War II, 1939) On September 3, Prime Minister Chamberlain went to the airwaves to announce to the British people that a state of war existed between their country and Germany. World War II had begun.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Srprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. The attack climaxed a decade of worsening relations between the United States and Japan.
  • El-Alamein

    El-Alamein
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal
    Series of World War II land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces on and around Guadalcanal, one of the southern Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific.
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    Successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the Russian S.F.S.R. during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle of the entire conflict.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
  • Phillippines (Battle of Manila)

    Phillippines (Battle of Manila)
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
  • The end of the war in Europe

    The end of the war in Europe
  • Dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    Dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • Dropping an atomic bomb on Nagasaki

    Dropping an atomic bomb on Nagasaki
  • The End of the War in Asia

    The End of the War in Asia
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials