The World War (of the 2nd number)

  • The German Cross the Line

    The German Cross the Line
    Germany broke their peace agreement with Britain and France by invading Poland; the cap of WWlll.
  • Phoney

    The Sitzkreig portion of World War ll was the area in which their was no actual fighting, just the positioning of troops.
  • The French Fall

    The French Fall
    The French fell to the German in a time span of six weeks; revealed the poor state of the western hemisphere defense mechanisms.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Royal force led an air force campaign against the German aggressors in the second world war.
  • Destroyers-for-Bases

    This deal gave America some property rights in Britain; in return 50 planes were given to the British military.
  • A.F.C.

    This group was the foremost pressure for non-interventionist war philosophies.
  • Congress institutes the Draft

    Congress institutes the Draft
    (The date shown is for when congress instituted the draft during peace times.)
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    The people of the world had the freedom: from fear, from fear, to worship as they liked, and of speech and expression.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    This was the most aggressive period of Japanese imperialism against the Philippines in the war.
  • The USS Kearny Sinks

    The USS Kearny Sinks
    The U.S. Kearny was sunken when a German U-boat torpedoed it; caused America disgruntlement.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    The boat was struck by an German u-boat; only 44 out of 140 or so survived.
  • Lend-Lease

    This gave the Europeans the ability to obtain American military devices with credit; only those countries whose defense was vital to the U.S. could receive weapons.
  • Pearl Harbour

    Pearl Harbour
    Due to oil shortages since America was withholding the much needed supply, Japanese bombers took to Hawaii in order to get in the attacks they needed; over 2000 people were killed.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    This is when Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The British prevented a second advance of the Axis powers into Egypt.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    About 60,000 to 80,000 prisoners of war were forced to march 60 or so miles; called "death marches" because the destination was a labour camp.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    This event was a major battle in Pacific between the Japanese imperial army and the Naval and Air Forces from America and Australia.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    This battle was the deciding factor din whether or not the States would win the Pacific; victory was retained for the U.S.; Japan was forced to pull back.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    This campaign was headed by Douglas Macarthur, who used the tactic of going to each island on the way to Japan and dismantling the forces there.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    This was a a conference where the Allied forces held conferences on how to deal with the war next.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The meeting of the big three (Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin) in Tehran, Iran
  • D-Day

    Northern France was invaded by the Allies through the beach in Normandy; the campaign was bloody, yet successful.
  • MacArthur Returns to the Philippines

    MacArthur Returns to the Philippines
    He returns the the Philippines after he swore he would after being driven out by the Japanese.
  • President FDR Wins for the Fourth Time

    President FDR Wins for the Fourth Time
    FDR won for a fourth time, since the sentiment was that changing leaders during a war crisis was unwise.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    The last major offensive campaign for the Germans in the second world war.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Europe's postwar reorganization was implemented during this conference; the big three
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    This battle was marked by America taking the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Also known as Operation Iceberg, this was a major fight between the Japanese Imperial Army and America.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    The only president to win presidency four times; Harry S. Truman became the new president.
  • VE Day (Victory in Europe)

    VE Day (Victory in Europe)
    This was the official accepetance of Germany's surrender by the Allied forces.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Big Three met again (U.S.: Truman, U.S.S.R.: Stalin, Britain: Churchill
  • Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima
    This is when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima; thousands upon thousands died.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    The trial were put on in order to judge the punishment of German aggressors.
  • Nagasaki

    The city of Nagasaki was bombed as well, with even more casualties.
  • VJ Day (Victory over Japan)

    VJ Day (Victory over Japan)
    This was the day in which America won over their Asian opponents.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    This was the project which began the creation of the atomic bomb.
  • Japanese War Crime Trials

    These trials were put on to determine the punishment of the Japanese war aggressors.