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  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The event that signifies the beginning of World War 2
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    He is called to replace Neville Chamberlain
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany attacking France only lasted 6 weeks
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    The Soviets were nervous about how close the Finnish border was to Leningrad
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was the first major failure of the Germans in World War II
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Roosevelt wished to provide Britain with all possible aid short of war
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitler wanted to get British out of the Balkans
  • Holocaust

    Extermination of jews in WWII
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Lightning War
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs a US naval base at pearl harbor in Hawaii
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Purpose is to create peace
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    One of the decisive victories of World War Two
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war
  • Guadalcanal

    Took the Americans six months to defeat the Japanese
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    USA way to keep Japanese-Americans on watch at all times
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Turning point in WWII in Europe
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Franklin Ross. , Stalin, and Churchill planned to discuss D-Day
  • D-Day

    The Normandy Invasion
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Meeting to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany
  • F.D.R’s death

    F.D.R’s death
    Dies by stroke
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    He was hung in the street for evryone to see
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Discussed the procedures of the peace settlements in Europe
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    Island Hopping
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Trials of Nazis involved in crimes committed during the Holocaust
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Aid to Europe from the USA for damages
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was to dominate international affairs for decades and many major crises occurred
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Allies decided to take the unprecedented step of supplying West Berlin from the air
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Soviets under Gorbachev came to believe that the countries of Eastern Europe should be allowed to decide their own destinies and they thought that they would do this within a socialist framework
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war