Review timeline - World War II

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    The Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators. The Holocaust was an evolving process that took place throughout Europe.
  • Japan invaded China

    Japan invaded China
    The Japanese had invaded Manchuria (Northeast China). And after overcoming ineffective Chinese resistance there, had created the Japanese-controlled puppet state of Manchukuo.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    Nazi Germany annexed the neighboring country of Austria. "Anschluss" is a German word that means "connection" or "joining.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    It was a joint attack on the Republic of Poland by Nazi Germany, the Slovak Republic, and the Soviet Union. It ended the era of appeasement and prompted Britain and France to declare war on Nazi Germany.
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    World War II

    World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated the Axis powers of Nazi Germany, Japan and Italy in 1945.
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    Hitler's Control of Europe

    It refers to the sovereign countries of Europe. Europe people were wholly or partly occupied and civil-occupied by the military forces and the government of Nazi Germany.
  • The Neutrality Act of 1939

    The Neutrality Act of 1939
    They tried to keep the United States out of war, by making it illegal for Americans to sell or transport arms, or other war materials to belligerent nations. It sought to ensure that the United States would not become entangled again in foreign conflicts.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    The armistice divided France into two zones: one to be under German military occupation and one to be left under nominal French sovereignty. The occupied zone comprised all of northern France from the Swiss frontier to the Channel, along with the entire Atlantic coast to the western end of the Pyrenees.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    It was a major air campaign fought largely over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. After the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk and the Fall of France, Germany planned to gain air superiority inn preparation for an invasion of Great Britain.
  • US Oil Embargo on Japan

    US Oil Embargo on Japan
    Responding to Japanese occupation of key airfields in Indochina after an agreement between Japan and Vichy France, the U.S. froze Japanese assets. It established an embargo on oil and gasoline exports to Japan.
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor
    It was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Nervy Air Service. It crippled or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes.
  • The Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March
    It's the captives were beaten, shot, bayoneted, and, in many cases, beheaded. A large number of those who made it to the camp later died of starvation and disease.
  • Battle of Midway Island

    Battle of Midway Island
    The battle of midway was a key battle to secure dominance in the Pacific in World War II. The outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own, the Yorktown, to the previously invincible Japanese navy.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Soviet Union inflicted a catastrophic defeat on the German Army. It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies.
  • D-Day

    The D-Day operation brought together the land, air, and sea forces of the allied armies in what became know as the largest invasion force in human history. The operation, given the codename OVERLOAD, delivered five naval assault divisions to the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The battle of okinawa was a victory for the US but resulted in massive casualties on both sides. Rather than be taken prisoner, defenders often chose suicide.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
    It was a second atom bomb dropping. It resulted finally in Japan's unconditional surrender.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was jointly invaded by four Warsaw Pact countries. (The Soviet Union, the Polish People's Republic, the People's Republic of Bulgaria and the Hungarian People's Republic)