Lexi's Chapter 30 WWII By agraham Sep 19, 1931 Japan invades Manchuria This was Japan's first attempt to to begin taking over all of East Asia. May 17, 1933 Hilter Renounces the provsions of the Treaty of Versailles Hitler decides to begin to violate the Treaty of Versailles Oct 3, 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia This was the result of an ongoing conflict between two rival countries. May 7, 1936 Germany Reoccupies the Rhineland Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles and takes back the demilitarized Rhineland Jul 1, 1936 Rome-Berlin Axis Pact Germany, Italy, and Japan offically became a full military alliance. Jul 17, 1936 Spanish Civil War This was a war fought between the Conservative group and the authoritarian government. The authoritarians won, ending the war on April, 1st 1939 Mar 12, 1938 Anschluss in Austria This was the annex os Anschluss Sep 29, 1938 Munich Agreements World powers decide Germany may have Sudetenland Apr 1, 1939 Franco becomes dictator of Spain He was the leader after the Spanish Civil War. Apr 6, 1939 Britian signs a pact with poland Agreement of mutal assistance in case of miltary action Aug 23, 1939 Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact is signed This was signed to prevent war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Sep 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland Induced France and Britian to engage in war against Germany, Sep 3, 1939 Britian and France declare war on Germany This was the result of Germany invading Poland May 10, 1940 Hitler invades France Hitler did this to cut off and surrond the Allied Forces that were in Beligum. Jul 10, 1940 Battle of Britian This was Germany's attempt to gain superiority over the Royal Air Forces. the Battle ended in September 1940. Jun 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa This was an attempt for the Axis powers to conquer vast areas in the Soviet Union. The operation ended on december 5th 1941 Dec 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor Japan tried to get the United states not to be involved in Japanese military affairs May 4, 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea Major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of WWII. Ended on May 8th 1942 Aug 23, 1942 Battle of Stalingrad This was a German lost agianst the Soviet Union. The Battle ended on feburary 2nd 1943. May 13, 1943 Allied Victory in Africa This was the Axis force in North Africa. They retreated to northern italy after it was unsucessful. Nov 28, 1943 Allied conference in Tehran This was to open a second front against the Nazi's. Ended on December 1st 1943. Jun 6, 1944 D-Day Allied forces invade Normandy. Dec 16, 1944 Battle of the Bulge Hitler thought of it as a way to neutralize the Western Front. It ended on Jan, 25 1945 with an Allies victory. Feb 4, 1945 Allied conference in Yalta It was organized to dicuss european post-war reorganization. The conference ended on Feb 11 1945 May 8, 1945 Germany Surrenders Offically the end of WWII in the European theater. Jul 16, 1945 Allied conference in Potsdam Organized to decide how to punish Nazi Germany. Conference ended on August 2nd 1945. Aug 6, 1945 Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki This was a United States attempt to stop war in the Pacific Theater. It is debateable if it was truely sucessful in its objective. Last bomb was dropped on Aug 9th 1945 Jun 10, 1946 Seperate East German government established This new government was given to the communists.