Maddie Hyatt WWII

  • Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China
    Mao Zedong led the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 to 1959, and he was the chairman of the party until his death.
  • Japan’s invasion of China

    Japan’s invasion of China
    The Japanese invaded China proper, launching the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    One of Adolf Hitler's first major foreign policy initiatives after coming to power was to sign a nonaggression pact with Poland.
  • Tripartite pact

    Tripartite pact
    This pledged Germany, Italy, and Japan to assist each each other by all means, including political, economic, and military.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    This was a contract in which the US aided its allies in World War 2 with war materials such as tanks, airplanes, trucks, ammunition, food, and other raw materials.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Great Britain air battle defense after the fall of France against the German air force. This battle was won by the Gernam Air Force.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    The Soviet Union, German bombers blast through Leningrad's antiaircraft defenses, and kill more than 1,000 Russians.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    This was the meeting of Nazi officials in Berlin to plan out the final solution to exterminate the Jews.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The US bombed Japanese home islands and left 1 million people homeless and killed 80,000 civillians.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This was a battle fought with only aircraft when the US destroyed Japan's first-line carrier strength and their best trained naval piolets. This ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific Ocean.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    The battle of Stalingrad is considered by historians as a decisive turning point of World War II, during which German forces were defeated after five months of combat.
  • D-Day

    This day is when a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    A conference in World War 2 of the 3 chief Allied leaders, including US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill, and Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin, to plan the final defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    This was when the UShad turnedon the Japanese to advance in the war.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    He shot himself in the head with a pistol after swallowing Cyanide capsules.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This was better known as "Holocaust Day." This is a day when you rememebr all those who have died in the Holocaust and who suffered.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allied conference of World War 2 included US President Harry S. Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. These men discussed the peace settlements in Europe but did not attempt to write these peace treaties.
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The first atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima by the US, and the second was droppedon Nagasaki. These two events killed between 35,000 and 40,000 people to end World War 2.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day in which Japan ceased fighting in World War II, or the day when Japan formally surrendered.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    It was established in the 20th cenutry and headquartered in New York City. It's official languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    US President Harry S. Truman declared an immediate economic and military aid to the gobvernments of Greece, and Turkey under from Soviet expansion in the Mediterranean area.
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    Before Stalin died, he increased the number of subjects by about a hundred million and arrested Kremlin doctors who murdered various Soviet leaders. Khrushchev was Russia's first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the premier of the Soviet Union.
  • NATO

    This stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This was a military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty, which included the original countries Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the UK.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    This was a conflict between the Democratic peoples of Korea and the Republic peoples of Korea. 2.5 million died. The US joined the war for the South Koreans, and China aided the People's Republic of North Korea.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This plan is when the US designed a program in which they wanted to rehabilitate the economies of 17 western and southern European countries in order to create stable conditions where democracy could survive.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    This was the battle between the North and South Korean governments.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    This was a treaty that established a mutual-defense between the Soviet Union and Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik is a type of Earth satellite that was launched by the Soviet Union, being the first satellite launched by man.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    This was an invasion of Cuba by Fidel Castro and killed 1,500 Cuban people.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A barrier that seperated East and West Germany. This wall threatened to destroy the economic viability of the East Germany state.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    This was a major confrontation that made the US and the Soviet Union close to the war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.
  • Gorbachev

    Became the Societ Union president in 1990-1991. His efforts to democratize his country's political system and decentrslize its economy led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the Societ Union in 1991. He got a Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    Khrushchev had economic problems. He was the last true believer of communism, so his attempts to make the system work brough him down.