WWI & WWII Timeline

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot to death by Bosnian Serb nationalist during a official visit to the Bosnian capital. Sparking the chain of events that lead to the outbreak of World War I.
  • Russia Revolution

    Russia Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was period of political and social revolution across the territory of of the Russian Empire. When both peasants and working classes revolted against the the government of Czar Nicholas II. Commencing the abolition of the monarchy.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    The Paris peace conference was a international meeting at the Versailles just outside of Paris. The purpose of the meeting was to establish terms of the peace after World War.
  • Mussolini's March on Rome

    Mussolini's March on Rome
    The march on Rome by Benito Mussolini marking the power that came into Italy. The march marked the beginning of fascist rule and meant the chaos of socialist and liberal regimes.
  • Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch

    Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch
    The Beer Hall Putsch was Adolf Hitler's attempt to overthrow the government. They began in a Beer hall in the Bavarian city of Munich.
  • Stalin's Five Year Plan

    Stalin's Five Year Plan
    Stalin's five year plan was concentrated and developing a heavy industry for agriculture. There is a cost of decreasing falls in consumer goods building a stressed industry.
  • Second Italo-Ethiopian War

    Second Italo-Ethiopian War
    The war began after the partition of Africa. Italy was defeated in its first attempt at conquest in a battle. Italy's conquest of Ethiopia resulted in them winning.
  • Germany violates the Rhineland

    Germany violates the Rhineland
    German troops marched into the Rhineland. This action against the Treaty of Versailles that Germany had accepted, so this move threw many European allies into confusion.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    The military revolt against the Republican government of Spain supported by conservative elements within the country. With Spain primarily in their own depression that hit for crops it led to an agriculture issue.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The rape of Nanjing is the mass killings ravaging of many Chinese citizens by the Japanese army. 300,000 people were mascaraed in China.
  • Germany’s blitzkrieg on Poland

    Germany’s blitzkrieg on Poland
    Germany’s blitzkrieg on Poland was characterized by an extensive bombing early on to destroy an enemy's air capacity and communication lines. Using a number of overwhelming tanks, troops, and artillery.
  • France surrenders to the Axis Powers (Vichy France)

    France surrenders to the Axis Powers (Vichy France)
    With Paris falling and the German conquest of France reaching to it's conclusion. The French citizens suffered on both sides of the divided nation.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The surprise attack by 350 Japanese aircrafts sunk or badly damaged eighteen US naval vessels. Including eight battleships and killed 2,403 men.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The major offensive and defensive war that occurred in the Pacific theater. With these Japanese troops the U.S. marines launched a surprise attack that took control of an air base.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The battle of Stalingrad is a successful defense of the city of Stalingrad. It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marking a tide of war.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein was fought on the western frontier of Egypt. The Axis army of Italy and Germany suffered a defeat by the British army. Marking a cumulation in World War II.
  • D-Day

    The D-Day invasion were landing operations of the Allied forces. The Operation Overload in World War II began in the landings in German occupied part of Western Europe.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The three big heads of states came together. Trying to divide Germany into many states, and it was Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Harry Truman.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The bombers dropped on world first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city Hiroshima. Three days later a bomb was dropped on Nagasaki killings about 40,000 people.
  • MacArthur's Plan for Japan

    MacArthur's Plan for Japan
    The occupation and reconstruction of Japan starts off with the destruction of Japan. The U.S. occupying forces sent MacArthur building a new democratic government, and bringing new changes.
  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
    The international organization formed in 1945 after the second world war by 51 countries. Maintaining peace within all nations and promoting social progress.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    President Truman signed the economic recovery act of 1948. It became known as the Marshall Plan because of the secretary of state George Marshall.
  • NATO Formed

    NATO Formed
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 by the United States and Canada. Also with several Western European countries to provide security against the Soviet Union.
  • Warsaw Pact formed

    Warsaw Pact formed
    The political and military alliance was established between the Soviet Union and several Eastern European countries.