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    Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny,

    Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny, was a French military hero during World War II and was the commander the First Indochina War.
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    Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini was as an Italian politician who led/found the National Fascist Party. He ruled from 1922-1943.
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    Josef Stalin

    Joseph Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union. He used terror as a tactic to control the Soviet.
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    The Holocaust

  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Benito Mussolini adopted Hitler's idea of expanding his country. On October 3,1935 Mussolini was able to invade Ethiopia and take over.
  • Occupation of Rhineland

    Occupation of Rhineland
    On March 7,1936 German troops marched into the Rhineland. This action was a violation of the Treaty of Versailles which German had previously signed. The German's hated the treaty and since Hitler had challenged the treaty it made him more powerful. The Western democracies didn't agree with Hitler's ways but instead took on a policy of appeasement.
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    Spanish Civil War

    On July 17,1936 there was a rebellion against the newly elected Fascist government. It lasted until April 1,1939 when they defeated the Republican cause. This was soon followed by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
  • Air raid on Guernica

    Air raid on Guernica
    On April 26, 1937 Guernica, Spain was bombed by Germany. Hitler did this to test his military equipment such as planes.
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    Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain was the prime minster of England from 1937-1940. He was known as is connected with the policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany.
  • The Anschluss

    On March 12,1938 Germany annexed Austria.
  • Munich Conference

    Hitler met with representatives of the heads of state from France, the United Kingdom, and Italy on September 29,1938. Here Hitler promised not to take over anymore countries.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    On March 16, 1939 the annexation of Czechoslovakia began. Hitler wanted to control the northern and western parts of Czechoslovakia including the Sudetenland .
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco was a conservative general that led the Nationalist military rebellion in the Spanish Civil War. He triumphed in 1939
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Pact was made on August 23, 1939 between the Soviet and German government. It was an agreement known as the “Non-aggression Pact” Joseph Stalin, who was in charge of the Soviet at the time, knew that Hitler’s ultimate goal was to attack Russian August of 1939, Hitler sent Joachim von Ribbentrop, a high-ranking Nazi, to the Soviet to try to make a deal. He then offered the idea of a Nazi-Soviet alliance. He explained that this pact assured that Russia and Germany would not go to
  • Invasion of Poland

    German troops on September 1,1939 invaded Poland along l along its border.
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    "Free French" is used to describe any French person or indiviudual that fought against the Axis forces.
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    Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of England during WWII after Neville Chamberlain was forced to resign.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    Vichy France was a puppet state that was set up when Germany invaded France.
  • Fall of France

    On June 22, 1940, France signed an armistice with Germany.
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    Battle of Britain

    From July to September 1940 the Battle of Britain took place. This was the German airforces attempt to gain authority over the RFA. During World War II, radar played a critical role in the British victory.
  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    Rome,Berlin, and Tokyo came together to sign a treaty on September 27,1940. They decided to be allies with the ideas of maintaining order.
  • Operation Barbarossa(ID ON THIS)

    On June 22, 1941 the German invasion of Russia was given the name "Operation Barbarossa"
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

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    Battle of Midway

    Through June 4-7 of 1942 the Battle of Midway took place. The United States Navy successfully defeated a Japanese attack against the Midway Island.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Hitler was determined to capture Stalin's namesake city. The Germans surrendered in January of 1943 due to the fact that the Soviets trapped the Germans and they were surrounded without food or ammunition.
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    El Alamein

    The Battle of El Alamein was fought between the British Army, led by Bernard Montgomery, and the Africa Corps, led by Erwin Rommel near El Alamein. The Allies won at El Alamein and the Africa Corps withdrew. This also led to the German to surrender in North Africa in 1943..
  • D-Day

    D-Day was when the allied troops from the U.S., Britain, Canada and France, marched into the coastline of Normandy, France, attacking the Germans who invaded. The Allies were victorious after D-Day.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge was the last major attack the Nazis took against the Allies in WWII. It took place in northeast France and the Allies succeeded in holding off German troops.
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    Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima took place from February 19,1945-March 26,1945. The Battle was apart of America's island-hopping" campaign.The United States wanted to capture the land since it was home to two airfields. Some of the Japanese men became kamikaze pilots while other found other ways to fight. Radars were supposed to help enable Japanese but there was no way to stop the United States. They captured Iwo Jima on March 26,1945.
  • V-E Day( Victory in Europe)

    May 8, 1945 marks the day Hitler was officially out of power and the end of World War II for Europe.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    A decision made by President Truman, on August 6, 1945 the United states dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. The next day the United States dropped anther on the city of Nagasaki which was also in Japan. Many people in America were opposed to this idea since they were for the idea of Pacifism.
  • VJ Day

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    Charles DeGaulle

    Charles DeGaulle led the Free French during World War Two and the found the French Fifth Republic. He was president of France from 1959-1969