The World War II

  • Hitler becomes the Chancellor

    Hitler becomes the Chancellor
    Hitler was chosen to be the leader of the Nazi Party The party won the majority of votes and removed all other political parties from the Reichstag. Therefore, the Nazi party became the only one power and Hitler was the leader of the party.
  • Hitler Declares himself Fuhrer

    Hitler Declares himself Fuhrer
    After Paul von Hindenburg, the president of Germany died, Hitler declared himself the Fuhrer. He became the unquestioned leader of the government and the army. He used fascist and totalitarian government in creating a Third Reich for Germany. This stopped the citizens from spreading ideas, and also brain-washed people to favor Hitler and his Nazi Party.
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    Holocaust was a genocide of the Jews led by Hitler. At first, they stripped away Jew's rights and gradually became worst. About six million Jews were killed. It was significant because the world learned that racism shouldn't happen again.
  • Germany remilitarizes and occupies the Rhineland

    Germany remilitarizes and occupies the Rhineland
    The Treaty of Versailles restricted Germans from militarizing and taking over Rhineland near the French and German border. However, Hitler violated the treaty and militarizing and occupying the Rhineland. The Rhineland provided a natural barrier from France and it was difficult to cross over it. So, it strengthened the German border and enlarged Germany's military capabilities.
  • The Spanish Civil War

    The Spanish Civil War
    A fascist leader, Francisco Franco revolted against the Republicans and started a civil war which dragged for three years. Hitler and Mussolini sent troops and airforces to help Franco's force because they preferred Fascist to the democratic government of the Loyalists. It was significant because it also allowed Hitler to test out his new air force and how his war strategies would work in a possible European war such as World War Two.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    Japanese forces swept into northern China and killed tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers. Jiang Jieshi's Nationalist army was no match for the Japanese, so they retreated. However the Communists, under Mao, kept on fighting Japan. This significantly caused Chinese citizens to favor Mao, making China a communist country when the Chinese Civil War continued after the end of World War Two.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Munich Conference was a meeting of representatives from Britain, France, Italy and Germany. Britain and France allowed Germany to take Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia in exchange for the agreement not to take any more territory. This policy was called "appeasement" and may have been one of the biggest causes of World War Two. Chamberlain, the prime minister of Britain, believed that this would preserve peace in Europe. However, Hitler ignored the agreement and expanded his borders by later 1938.
  • Nazis Sign "Pact of Steel" with Italy

    Nazis Sign "Pact of Steel" with Italy
    The Pact of Steel was an alliance between Germany and Italy created in World War Two. The two countries agreed since they both favored the idea of fascism. Also, it was significant because this event shows that Hitler was getting ready for a big war. Therefore, he was creating an alliance to gain power.
  • Nazis and Soviets sign Non-Aggression Pact

    Nazis and Soviets sign Non-Aggression Pact
    Stalin and Hitler made an agreement that Fascist Germany and Communist Russia would never attack one another. Hitler supported the agreement because Germany was right next to Russia so it was hard to attack both France and Russia at the same time.This would make Germany avoid a two front war. Also, Stalin agreed because Hitler promised to give half of Poland to Russia.
  • Nazis invades Poland

    Nazis invades Poland
    Hitler performed a Lightning Attack, called the "blitzkrieg" which was a strategy to invade using fast-moving weapons to invade Poland. After the victory, German gave half of Poland to Soviet as promised. This showed that Hitler's strategy worked perfectly and unified German population in Poland. However, Poland had a defensive alliance with Britain which was the starting event of World War Two.
  • Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany

    Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany
    When the Germans declared war on Poland, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declares war on Germany. However, at the beginning, nothing really happened. It was also called the "phony war" where they stationed troops but no one really attacked. However, this event will eventually lead to a greater war between the nations.
  • Axis Forces Attack North Africa

    Axis Forces Attack North Africa
    After the resistance of the Battle of Britain, Hitler decided to attack North Africa. Mussolini, who was the leader of Italy had hardship attacking Egypt which was Britain's colony. Therefore, Germany helped Italy and the British retreated. This event caused the Axis power to expand more lands and gained rich resources.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    Hitler began to strike France by moving the troops through the Ardennes, an area that was heavily wooded in northern France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. The Germans had taken Paris, the capital city of France and France surrendered. This war was significant because Germany had destroyed one of the strongest nations in Europe and showed that Hitler could invade any countries.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Britain had to stand alone against the Nazis. The Germans kept on bombing cities, like London. Eventhough there were massive destruction and deaths, Britain did not waver. The British counter-attacked the Germans by their Royal Air Force and with the new technology of the radar. Hitler called off his attack and attacked the Mediterranean. The battle proved that Hitler's attack could be blocked and gave hope for the British.
  • Hitler invades Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa)

    Hitler invades Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa)
    Even though Germany and the Soviets had an alliance, the Germans attacked the Soviet Union. The Soviet troops weren't ready for war and retreated, burning down everything in the enemy's path. Although Leningrad was under siege, Stalin didn't surrender and millions of people died. The Russian winter came and the Germans still didn't retreat. The result was that they gained nothing but 500,000 German lives were put into death. Also, this created the Germans to fight-off between two fronts.
  • The U.S aids the Allies

    The U.S aids the Allies
    At the beginning of the War, U.S was not involved. However later on, U.S began to sell weapons to allies. It was significant because this events angered Germany and Japan which eventually led U.S to join World War Two.
  • Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii because Americnas cut off the oil lines. More than 2,300 Americans were killed. The Pearl Harbor attack made U.S declare war on Japan and make an alliance between Britain because Hitler also declared war on the US the same day as the attack.
  • U.S and Britain declares war on Japan

    U.S and Britain declares war on Japan
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Congress passed a request for a declaration of war on Japan and its allies. This event led the U.S to enter World War Two.
  • Fall of South East Asian Countries

    Fall of South East Asian Countries
    The Japanese attacked the European/American colonies in Asia such as Philippine, Guam, Hongkong, Burma, etc.. The Japanese have taken most part of Asia, making an empire and received rich materials.It showed that Japan was the strongest power in Asia.
  • Doolittle's raid on Japan

    Doolittle's raid on Japan
    The raid was U.S's revenge for the bombing of pearl harbor. U.S bombed Tokyo and several other Japanese cities. It was significant because it showed that Japan was vulnerable to attack and America gained confidence in Japan.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    It was after Doolittle's raid, both sides used a new kind of naval warfare. Aircrafts attacked the ships and the ships didn't shoot. It was victorious for the Allies because they stopped Japan's southward advance.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    It was a sea and air battle between the Japanese and Americans. The U.S knew that the Japanese next target was Midway Island. Therefore, the Americans hid and attacked. It was significant because it turned the tide of war in Pacific and the strategy of the Americans worked successfully.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The Allies decided to attack Guadalacanal which was Japanese' airfield so that the Japanese won't get stronger. Lost more than 24,000 of 36,000 soliders and the Allies were successful in taking
    the land.
  • Battle for Stalingrad

    Battle for Stalingrad
    In a showdown between Soviet and Germany, Germany tried to attack Stalingrad, but the Russian winter came in, and the Soviet army counterattacked. Russia then cut off German’s supplies. Hitler kept on going but Germans were now on the defensive and with Soviets pushing them steadily westward.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The battle between Romemel's army (German) and Montgomery's army (British) in El Alamein. British soldiers and axis fought back fiercely and held theirground for several days. This war caused the Germans to move west.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    It was an attack right after the Battle of El Alamein between the Allied forces and Germany which crushed all of Rommel's power in North Africa.
  • Invasion of Italy

    Invasion of Italy
    Allies forces tried to capture Italy and German troops. Sep 3, Italy surrendered, but Germans seized control of northern Italy. It was significant because Germany lost it's power, since Italy supported Germany and Germany retreated northward.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    It was a battle happened in Normandy, France. The allies fought and finally took over Paris. The battle liberated France, Belgium and Luxembourg and Germany had lost huge amounts of lands in Europe.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    The battle happened in the Phillipenes. The Japanese lost most of it's power and had to retreat. Therefore, the allied gained a lot of power over Japan.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    Germany tried to split American and British forces and break up allied supply lines. However, the Allies pushed the Germans back. The Germans had to retreat and it was the last major German offensive of World War. It was significant because this lost most of the German's power and rapidly drew close to the end of the war.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    U.S troops attacked Okinawa and it was another vicious fight took its place. The Japanese lost 100,000 troops and the Americans lost 12,000. This event was significant because it kept America confident.
  • Surrender of Germany

    Surrender of Germany
    After the Battle of Bulge, the war rapidly drew to a close. With Germany falling rapidly, Hitler committed suicide. On May 9, the Nazi surrendered, which finally ended the war in Europe.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    In the Potsdam Declaration, America warned the Japanese that if they don't surrender, they would bomb Japan with an atomic bomb. However, the Japanese had no reply. Therefore, the U.S bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing over 150,000 citizens in Japan. This finally made the Japanese to surrender, which ended the war.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    After the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan decided to surrender. With Japanese's surrender the war ended.