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Mike Galayda WWII Timeline

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    George, Orlando, Clemenceau, and Wilson sign the treaty that ended WWI and punished Germany.
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    Road to World War II

  • Kellogg Briand Pact goes into effect

    Kellogg Briand Pact goes into effect
    An agreement with many countries including the U.S., France, Great Britain, Japan, and the Soviet Union, stated that they would not use war as an instrument of a national policy. Though some of these countries would later break this pact as WWII approached.
  • Smoot_Hawley Tariff Act signed

    Smoot_Hawley Tariff Act signed
    Congress signed this new tariff that raised international prices really high so American Buisnesses would have no competition.
  • Manchurian Incident

    Manchurian Incident
    The Japanese blamed the Chinese for the blowing up of a railway and began to attack and invade Chinese occupied Manchuria. After successfully taking the area over Japan claimed that Manchuria would be an independent state even though it was just a puppet to Japan.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    After losing the Presidential Election in November 1932 to Hindenburg who appointed him Chancellor. Eventually in 1934 Hitler would make his full rise to power and become dictator of Germany.
  • Neutrality Act of 1935

    Neutrality Act of 1935
    This Act basically said the U.S. would be totally isolated from events in Europe. They wouldn't trade with any parties involved in fighting and wanted nothing to do with the events over there.
  • Neutrality Act of 1936

    Neutrality Act of 1936
    Forced the president to declare that a state of war did exist but the law had some provisions that involved the outlaw of loans for the belligerents.
  • Japan resumes invasion of China

    Japan resumes invasion of China
    After taking over Manchuria Japan decides to take its brutal army and invade Japan. The start of this war came at the Marco Polo Bridge incident. Japan held most of the east coast of China in 1941 before China fought back.
  • Spanish Civil War begins

    Spanish Civil War begins
    After an uprising in Morocco against the current form of government a group of Nationalist lead by Fransico Franco the Spanish Civil war began. The war ended in 1939 with the last of the Republican forces surrendering as Franco became the new leader of Spain
  • Gunboat Panay attack

    Gunboat Panay attack
    After invading China Japan on the morning of December 12th attacked the USS Panay, a U.S. ship. The ship was used as a bomb shelter for the Chinese army but sunk after Japanese warplanes attacked it. This was a first firm warning from Japan to the U.S.
  • Munich Pact signed

    Munich Pact signed
    Neville Chamberlin makes an agreement with Hitler that involes Britain giving the Sudetenland to the Germans if they agree to stop their agression.
  • Germany invades Czechoslovakia

    Germany invades Czechoslovakia
    After agreeing to stop the agreesion Hitler goes against the pact and invades the rest of Czechoslovakia with no resistance. Though the French and British did nothing to stop them in an attempt to prevent war.
  • Hitler/Stalin Pact

    Hitler/Stalin Pact
    Hitler and Stalin agree to a non-agression Pact that means they will not attack each other. Also they agreed to split up Poland right before Germany attack Poland to start WWII.
  • World War II Begins

    World War II Begins
    After agreeing to help Poland if attacked by Germany, Britain and France's worst nightmares come true as Hitler invades Poland. Beginning the Second World War.
  • Cash and Carry

    Cash and Carry
    After the 1937 Neutrality Act said that the U.S. wouldn't trade with any country but the Neutrality Act of 1939 changedd that. The U.S. agreed to trade but only if the country would come and get the supplies from the U.S. This term became famously known as "Cash and Carry."
  • Battle of Dunkirk

    Battle of Dunkirk
    The Germans were marching through France and pushed France into a corner. Before France was taken over the Allies made a plan to retreat the soliders out of Dunkirk and into Great Britain. After the efforts of many brave people the French soliders successfully retreated
  • Germans take over Paris

    Germans take over Paris
    After pushing through the defense systems the Germans pushed through Paris and forced the French to surrender Paris. It looked like at this point that the Germans had taken over France. Though the Southern part of France stilled belonged to Vichy France but was a puppet still in Hitler's Germany.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain begins when Germany air raids the city of London through the German Air Force or Luftwaffe. In the end though the brave efforts of the British citizens and the Royal Air Force successfully defened off Britain from possible world domination.
  • America First Committee formed

    America First Committee formed
    Lead by Charles Lindbergh the America First Committee was designed to keep America out of war as much as possible. They reviewed how the U.S. got into WWI to make sure it didn't happen again.
  • Destroyers for Bases Act

    Destroyers for Bases Act
    This deal between Britain and the U.S. stated that the U.S. would give Britain old naval destroyers for Britain bases rights in return.
  • Lend Lease Act Signed

    Lend Lease Act Signed
    The Lend Lease Act allowed the president to give aid to those fighting countries who were on the side of the Allies.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese commander Tojo attacked the U.S. naval base of Pearl Harbor at 7:00 am. The U.S. knew their would be an attack by Japan but they just didn't know where.
  • U.S. Enters the War

    U.S. Enters the War
    Franklin Roosevelt signs a declaration of war on Japan after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. A little while later Italy and Germany declared war on the U.S.