Events of WW11

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    Span of the war

  • Pact of Steel

    Pact of Steel
    Nazis and Italy signs pact of alliance
  • Britain and France declare war

    Britain and France declare war
    After Germany invades Poland, Britan and France enter the war.
  • US cracks the Japanese code

    US cracks the Japanese code
    US radio intepertators crack Japan's code and discovers the intent to conquer China.
  • Nazis invade Denmark and Norway

    The axis Nazis move in on Denmakr and Norway
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Luffatte air force kept up a mombardment of Britain and it's city London for the longest and most concentrated bombing in recrod. The "battle" raged from the summer to fall in 1940. The RAF put up a brave fight to protect their homeland as did London citezens.
  • Peacetime Draft

    Peacetime Draft
    FDR has first peacetime draft in history in action as Selective Service like WW1
  • Baatan falls to Japan

    The last major forces of ressistance finally falls and a month later Corregidor is lost.
  • Germany invades Soviet Untion

    Germany invades Soviet Untion
    Breaking the pact with Stalin, Hilter invades Russia, Stalin swiftly declares war on Germany
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A suprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan inflicts casualties, but no essential carriers are lost
  • Largest war budget ever

    Largest war budget ever
    FDR adresses the new budget for wartime in the State of the Union.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    Major naval battle pitting the US and Japan against eachotehr. First in history to see Aircraft Carriers fighting against eachother
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Regarded as the most important naval battle in the war, greatly contributed to the Allied victory later in the war
  • Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots
    In CA, members of the Latino community and White Police Forces and Serviceman routinely got in fights and riots. The police and navy white forces were offended by the young Latinos' flashy clothing and hairstyles
  • FDR's death

    FDR's death
    The inspirational president dies of a stroke, threatening to cause Americans to lose hope
  • German surrender in North Africa

    Allied forces defaeat the Germans under Rommel in North Africa
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders
    Mussolini is used as the Germans as a puppet in Italy ending formal alliance with Axis powers
  • D-Day

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    Allied troops begin the assult on Normandy beach in France. It took the men about 3 days to land due to light to heavy German defenses.
  • Paris Free!

    Allies liberate Paris from Germans with much ceremony and celebrating.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    German counterattack that threatened to break the American line in Europe. Germany eventually ran out of soldiers to continue the suprise offensive.
  • V-E day

    V-E day
    Victory in Europe is official.
  • Nagasaki is bombed

    Nagasaki is bombed
    The US uses the atomic bomb for the first time in history.
  • Tokyo petetions for peace

    Tokyo's civilians petetion for peace from the Emperor and the US accepts.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    In the Pacific Theatere, the Japanese force officially surrenders to the US force.
  • War trials

    War trials
    In Numberg, war crime trials are held for the axis powers.