Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany
Japan Invades Manchuria
In 1931, the Japanese Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event known as the Manchurian Incident. It was an attempt by the Japanese Empire to gain control over the whole part of land in order to eventually encompass all of East Asia.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century
Opening of the first concentration camp in Germany
Nazi SA (Sturmabteilung) guards oversee prisoners who are carrying a tub near the entrance to the Oranienburg concentration camp in 1933. The SA was eventually replaced by Himmler's SS as the concentration camp system expanded to house an ever increasing number of political opponents and Jews, arrested and imprisoned without a trial or any right of appeal. The first camps included; Dachau in southern Germany near Munich, Buchenwald in central Germany near Weimar, and Sachsenhausen near Berlin in
The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. It began after a military rebellion by a group of generals led by Francisco Franco against the elected Government of the Second Spanish Republic.
Neutrality Act of 1937
A series of acts passed in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939 to limit U.S. involvement in possible future wars and that was created in response to the belief that U.S. involvement in World War I resulted from loans and trade with the Allies.
- The Spanish Cival War was a big part of this
FDR's "Quarantine Speach"
The Quarantine Speech was given by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on October 5, 1937, in Chicago, calling for a "quarantine of the aggressor nations"
Hitler Sends Troops into Austria and Announces Anschluss
The Anschluss was the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938
In 1938 Russia, Germany, Britain, France, and Italy met in Munich to decide what action, if any, to take concerning Germany’s aggression in Czechoslovakia
Manhattan Project Begins
Germany and the USSR Signed the Germany
The Soviet Union and Germany pledged to “refrain from any violence, any aggressive action, and any attack against each other, either individually or together with other states.”
Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, other European countries felt they had to act. The result was six long years of World War II.
Germany Invades Poland
The Invasion of Poland, in Germany, was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe.
France Surrenders to Germany
Hitler unleashes his blitzkrieg invasion of the Low Countries and France with a fury on May 10, 1940. Most of the deffending forces are pushed to the English Chanell.
The Tripartite Pact was a pact signed in Berlin, Germany on September 27, 1940, which established the Axis Powers of World War II.
The Lend Lease Act
Lend-Lease was the name of the program under which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, China, France and other Allied nations
Allies Declare War on Japan
U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. Germany and Italy.
Germany Invades the USSR
Germany invaded Russia during the Second World War on June 22, 1941. They used an operation called Barbarossa to prepare their country and also use the Blitzkrieg tactics to help defeat them.
Germany and Italy Declare war on The United States
The Government of the United States having violated in the most flagrant manner and in ever-increasing measure all rules of neutrality in favor of the adversaries of Germany and having continually been guilty of the most severe provocations toward Germany ever since the outbreak of the European war, provoked by the British declaration of war against Germany on September 3, 1939, has finally resorted to open military acts of aggression.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
3,500 Americans were killed or wounded in the attack on December 7, 1941 due to a supprise attack on most of the pasific naval fleet by the Japanese.
The Atlantic Charter
The Atlantic Charter was a statement agreed between Britain and the United States of America. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it
The Internment of The Japanese
Japanese-American internment was the relocation and internment by the United States government in 1942 of 110,000 Japanese Americans
Firebombing of Tokyo
The bombing of Tokyo, often referred to as the "firebombing", was conducted by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II
Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war.
Capture of Guadalcannal
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II.
Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started on 8 November 1942.
The Casablanca Conference
From January 14 to January 24, 1943, the first war conference between the Allied Powers, was held in Casablanca, Morocco. The purpose of the conference was relatively vague.
Battle of Stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad
Zoot - Suit Riots
The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that erupted in Los Angeles, California between European-American sailors and Marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Axis Forces in Guadalcanal Surrender
In July 1943, Allied troops landed in Sicily. Mussolini was overthrown and imprisoned by his former colleagues.
The Tehran Conference
The Tehran Conference (codenamed Eureka) was the meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Liberation of Paris
The last battle in the Campaign for Normandy
Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands
Soviet Forces Capture Berlin
the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European Theatre of World War II
Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes Mountains
Fire bombing of Dresden, Germany
The Bombing of Dresden was a military bombing by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force as part of the allied forces
U.S. Marines land on Iwo Jima
The Battle of Iwo Jima, or Operation Detachment, was a battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan.
Soviet Forces Liberate Auschwitz
In mid-January 1945, as Soviet forces approached the Auschwitz camp complex, the SS began evacuating Auschwitz and its satellite camps
FDR dies and Truman becomes The Presedent
Execution of Mussolini
Hitler Commits Suiside
Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin.
Germany Surrenders Unconditionaly
U.S. invades Okinawa
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War.
The Potsdam Declaration or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender is a statement calling for the Surrender of Japan in World War II.
Little Boy Droped over Hiroshima
Little Boy was the codename of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945
First Nucluar Bomb Tested
Trinity was the code name of the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb
Fat Man Detonated over Nagasaki
"Fat Man" is the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, by the United States on August 9, 1945
V-J day is declared
Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II,
Japan Signs the Formal Surrender Agrement
In the morning of 2 September 1945, more that two weeks after acceping the Allies terms, Japan formally surrendered.
The operation resulted in the movement of 49,960 people into twenty-one protected villages in the Chiweshe Tribal Trust Land.