Major events

  • Blitzkrieg

    Poland was invated by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, while the Soviet invasion commenced on 17 September 1939 following the Molotov-Tōgō agreement which terminated the Russian and Japanese hostilities (Nomonhan incident) in the east on 16 September 1939. The campaign ended on 6 October 1939
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Peace mission was a demandement from the japanese to unfreeze japanese assets, supply their gasoline needs, and cease all aid to China. This brought the U.S into the war
  • Internment

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942, which allowed local military commanders to designate "military areas" as "exclusion zones," from which "any or all persons may be excluded." This power was used to declare that all people of Japanese ancestry were excluded from the entire Pacific coast, including all of California and much of Oregon, Washington and Arizona, except for those in internment camps
  • Pacific theater

    Battle of mid-way, was the turning point in the pacific theater. Its also important because its an allied victory.
  • Operation Overlord

    D-Day - British planners reported to Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 4 October that even with the help of other Commonwealth countries and the United States, it would not be possible to regain a foothold in continental Europe in the near future. Two tentative plans code-named Operation Roundup and Operation Sledgehammer were put forward for 1942–43, but neither were deemed practical or likely to succeed.
  • Pacific theater

    Battle of peleliu
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    Operation Market Garden

    Prolongs fighting in the european war. Was allied failure convining hitler that he had a chance at war
  • Battle of stalingrad

    Staligrand shows the weakness of the theater. Practically all of Germany's forces from Army Group Center and large parts from Army Group South was used in the Battle of Stalingrad, which meant it was nearly impossible to win the war on two fronts.
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    European Theater

    Battle of the bulge meaning your line of soldiers need to stay straight in order to attack right. Moving to fast in one part you cause a bulge causing a gap therefore leaving soldiers. vulnerable and easy targets. Was the final chance hitler had.
  • Nuremburg trials

    They held the nazi accountable for their actions.
  • The holocaust

    The camps were being liberated in 1945, and is a major development in the war because is soresponds to the end of the war and comfirms the nazi defeat. Also was used in the nuremburg trials.
  • african theater

  • Pacific Theater

    Iwo jima was devestating to the japanese army but didnt damage their whole military. Most of the fighting was on the ocean not making it very significant. Iwo jima was a major defeat for the japanese due to their army being weakened.
  • Little boy

    Prompt the japanese surrender in the pacific theater
  • Fat man

    Prompt the japanese surrender in the pacific theater
  • United Nations

    Creation of the UN charter and offically signed. Its significant because they helped coordinate the nuremburg trials. helped make plans after the war.
  • Zionism

    Creation of Israel