• Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italy's economy was very poor. So, they invade Ethiopia in hopes to find materials that will help their economy.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Fascist Fransico Franco leads a rebellion in 1936. Spain remained neutral in WWII. He won the war, and forced the republicans to flee the country.
  • German annexation of the Sudetenland

    The Sudetenland was taken over by Germany in 1938. Adolf Hitler had had his eyes on the Sudetenland for a while. Finally, he invaded, and, in an act of peace, the Leauge of Nations did nothing but appease the Germans happy to try to prevent war.
  • Rape of Nanjing in China

    Japan invades Nanjing, China in hopes of conquering their natural resouces
  • German invasion of Poland

    Hitler wanted to take Poland. So, he took it, but when he toke it, the League of Nations said that that was enough and decided to step in and do somthing.
  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

    After the invasion of Poland, France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The deadly bombing of thosands of U.S. Navil officers at Pearl Harbor left many angry Americans ready to get back at the Japanise.
  • El-Alamein

    While Churchill was still chafing in London about his generals' delay in resuming the offensive in Egypt, Montgomery waited for seven weeks after 'Alam al-Halfa' in order to be sure of success. He finally chose to begin his attack in the night of Oct. 23–24, 1942, when there would be moonlight for the clearing of gaps in the German minefields.
  • Guadalcanal

  • Stalingrad

  • D-Day

    Operation OVERLORD, the invasion of Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, was the Western Allies' greatest operation of World War II and the finest hour of Anglo-American cooperation.
  • Philippines(Battle of Manila)

  • Yalta Conference

    At the Yalta Conference (February 1945), Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt made arrangements for post-war Europe. Many important resolutions were made.
  • The end of the war in Europe

    After World War II, Europe was split into western and Soviet spheres of influence. Western Europe later aligned as NATO and Eastern Europe as the Warsaw Pact.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima as reported by The Sacramento Bee on August 8, 1945.
  • dropping of atomic bomb on Nagasaki

    The primary aim of Allied decision-makers was to achieve the unconditional surrender of Japan.
  • The end of the war in Asia

    In Asia, Japan's defeat led to its democratization.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    From 1945 to 1951, German and Japanese officials and personnel were prosecuted for war crimes. Top German officials were tried at the Nuremberg Trials and many Japanese officials at the Tokyo War Crime Trial and other war crimes trials in the Asia-Pacific region.