The Events of World War II

  • Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini
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  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler became the chancellor
  • Italian Invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian Invasion of Ethiopia
  • Remilitarization of the Rhineland

    Remilitarization of the Rhineland
    On March 7, 1936, Germany reoccupied the Rhineland which broke the Versailles Treaty.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    Due to unrest in Spain, civil war broke out and people wanted to kick the king out of the country.
  • Air Raid on Guernica

    Air Raid on Guernica
    On April 26, 1937 German planes dropped bombs and machine gunned anyone who survived, in the small marcket town of Guernica, Spain. The attack was an experiment to test the Luftwaffe.
  • Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain
    The Prime Minister of Britain from May 22, 1937 to May 10, 1940.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    The takeover of Austria by Germany.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    The fascist leader of Spain. Ruled from April 1938 to October 30, 1975.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    British and French officials appeases Hitler by giving him the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Gerrmany got the Sudetenland because they promised not to conquer more land.
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    The Holocaust

    Mass killings of Jews, by the Nazis
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    Nazi-Soviet Pact

    A non-aggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union.
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    Invasion of Poland

    Hitler staged a polish attack on a German radio station and used it as an excuse to attack Poland
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill
    One of the greatest leaders of WWII, he was in power from May 10, 1940 to July 26, 1945
  • Formation of "Free French"

    Forces that faught against Germany after France surrendered.
  • Charles DeGaulle

    Charles DeGaulle was the leader of a revolutionary force from June 18, 1940 to July 3, 1944
  • Fall of France

    France surrendered the fight against Germany and was forced to sign an agreement in the same place as Germany signed the armistice.
  • Formation of Vichy

    After the fall of France a puppet state was made and the capital was Vichy, France
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    Battle of Britain

    Germany's blitzkrieg on Britain to neutralize the RAF. The battle involved the use of radar and sonar.
  • The Axis Powers

    The Axis Powers
    The Axis Powers were Japan, Germany, and Italy. These nations were anti-democratic, totalitarian states.
  • Erwin Rommel

    Commander of the Afrika corps in 1941.Known as the "Desert Fox" he won many victories and drove allies to Cairo, Egypt.
  • Josef Stalin

    Josef Stalin
    The Leader of the USSR from May 6, 1941 to March 5, 1953.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
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    Battle of Midway

    The U.S. intercepted a Japanese plan to invade midway. This was one of the most important naval battles of World War II
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Germany attacked the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. The soviets finally won the battle.
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    El Alamein

    The British stopped the advance of the Germans in North Africa.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
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    Battle of the Bulge

    American and British forces faught the Germans in the Ardennes Forest
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    Iwo Jima

    The U.S. faught against the Japanese Navy and the Kamikaze suicide corps for the island of Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima was a key island for the Allied strategy of island-hopping.
  • V-E Day

    The date that the allies accepted the surrender of the German forces.
  • Decision to use Atomic Weapons

    Decision to use Atomic Weapons
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Victory Over Japan Day. The day Japan surrendered.