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JJSwag's World War II Timeline

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    USSR ruler after 1985 who renewed attacks on Stalinism and proclaimed plicies of glasnost and perestroika.
  • Japan's invasion of China

    Japan's invasion of China
    Japan launched full-scale invasion of China; start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Nazi invades Poland and defeat Poland in one month; laater divided between Germany and Soviet Union.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    German attempt to invade and defeat the English almost solely through air attacksled by the Luftwaffe.
  • Tripartite pact

    Tripartite pact
    Signed between the Axis powers in 1940 (Italy, Germany and Japan) where by which each pledged to declare war on any nation that attacked any of them
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    System by which the United States aided its World War II allies with war materials, such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and trucks, and with food and other raw materials.
  • Germany Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    Germany Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Hitler's formidable Blitzkrieg ("lightning war") tactic consisted of using mobile troops to cause disorganization among enemy troops.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    Nazi armys unseccesful attempt to capture city of Leningrad in the Soviet Union during WWII that lasted 872 days.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese surprise attack that hopes to destroy American naval capacity in the Pacific, to clear the way for the conquest of southeast Asia and to create a defensive Japanese perimeter.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    A meeting between the Nazi officials in which the "Final solution" and use of concentration camps were decided.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers; it marked a turning point in World War II.
  • D-Day

    Allied incasion of western Europe that stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France; the turning point of World War II.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Conference between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin during WWII to make final war plans, arrange the post-war fate of Germany, and discuss the proposal for creation of the United Nations.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    Battles where savage fighting occurs between U.S. and Japan where U.S. innovative amphibious tactics and the vigor and sacrifice of Japanese soldiers and pillots.
  • Hitler's suicide ^-^

    Hitler's suicide ^-^
    Before Germans surrendered unconditionally on 8 May 1945, Hitler commited suicide in his underground bunker.
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Victory in Europe Day
    Victory in Europe when the Germans surrendered; WWII in Europe ended.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The final wartime meeting of the leaders of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union that discussed the future of Europe.
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America at the order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • Victory over Japan Day

    Victory over Japan Day
    On this day, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.
  • Formation of United Nations

    Formation of United Nations
    International organization formed to ensure world peace based on collective security and to createa regional militarian alliance against Soviet agression.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    U.S. plan, officially called the European Recovery Program, that offered financial and other econmic aid to all European states that had suffered from World War II.
  • NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organizaion)

    NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organizaion)
    Organization formed as a military alliance of western European and North American states against the Soviet Union and its east European allies.
  • Mao Zedong and People's Republic of China

    Mao Zedong and People's Republic of China
    After defeating Jiang Jieshi and the Nationalist party, Mao Zedong and his Chinese Communist Party created the People's Republic of China.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea whereas the Soviet Unions and China support North Korea.
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    After Stalin's death; Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalin's rule of terror and promoted an active policy of de-Stalinization.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations as a response to the NATO.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    A conflict between South Vietnam (later aided by the U.S., South Korea, and etc.) and the Vietcong and North Vietnam.
  • Sputnik

    First artificial Earth satellite launched by Moscow in 1957 and sparked U.S. fears of Soviet dominance in technology and outer space.
  • Bay of Pigs Attack

    Bay of Pigs Attack
    Abortive invasion of Cuba at the Bahía de Cochinos directed by U.S. government.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    The separation barrier between East Germany and West Germany from 1961 to 1989.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cold War event that was the closest that the Soviet Union and Unites States came to war with one another where Soviet deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba, aimed at U.S..
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    Marked the end of the Cold War and by popular agreement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 independent states.
  • JJSwag's BD

    JJSwag's BD
    JJSWAG was born. :D
  • Ms Ashby's Wedding

    Ms Ashby's Wedding
    Ms Ashby is married to Johnathan Chounith