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the ww2

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  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    Following its demand for a bigger market and more resources imperial japan occupied Manchuria.
  • Reichstag fire

    Reichstag fire
    young communist Marinus van der Lubbe started a fire in Reichstag which gave emregency powers to hitler finsihing his compain of getting all the power to himself. shortly after this event Nazi germany was formed.
  • Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland

    Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland
    accoding to the treaty of versaile germany was to demilitirize the rhineland, however Hitler didn't care and moved his troops into these land. The western powers did not react following their policy of appeasement.
  • the beginning of Spanish Civil War

    the beginning of Spanish Civil War
    Many problems in Spain caused a division in public between rebulicans and nationalists. On July 17, 1936 the war between these groups started. Because republicans beleived in communism and nationalists in nazism and fascism a war quickly turned into world matter with many countries supproting either side.
  • Japan starts to invade China

    Japan starts to invade China
    In order to increase its power Japanese Empire needed to have China along its lands. However Japan didn't conquer all of china only the eastern part of it.
  • Annexation of Austria

    Annexation of Austria
    Hitler sent his troops to annex Austria using german people that are living in Austria as a justification for the annexation. Austria asked for protection from the western forces but they didn't react following their policy of appeasement.
  • Munich Agreement

    Munich Agreement
    Hitler demanded Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia because a lot of german people were living there. To keep peace in Europe western powers decided to make a deal with Hitler. Following their policy of appeasement they gave Sudentenland to Hitler hopping that that will stop his aggresion. Czechoslovakia felt betrayed as it was not even invited to the meating.
  • HItler completely occupies czechoslovakia

    HItler completely occupies czechoslovakia
    Disobeying the munich agreement hitler completely occupied czechoslovakia breaking all the illusions of western powers about world peace.
  • Anglo-Polish military alliance

     Anglo-Polish military alliance
    British and France promised to protect Poland in case of war with Hitler.
  • the end of Spanish civil war

    the end of Spanish civil war
    the war ended with franco and nationalists winning and gaining full control of spain. This conflict showed the world that fascism is spreading with non stop speed.
  • Italian invasion of Albania

    Italian invasion of Albania
    Italy needed land and resources and since Albania had both, ItIaly invaded it.
  • Pact of steel

    Pact of steel
    Hitler and Mussolini signed a treaty forming a millitary and political alliance between Italy and Germany.
  • Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
    Two worst enemies USSR and Nazi germany signed a document saying that non of the country will attack each other. They also agreed that they are going to split poland, baltic countries and romania.
  • September Campaign

    September Campaign
    hitler attacked poland because poland wouldn't give danzig to him. This atttack officialy started the Second World War.
  • Second World War starts

    Second World War starts
    following their promise to poland britain and france proclaimed war on Nzi germany. However they did not support Poland millitary nor did they attack Germany from the west. They just blocked ports trying to weaken Nazi germans.
  • German invasion of Denmark

    German invasion of Denmark
    Germany needed to invade Norway in order to secure its supply of iron. However in order to do this Germany first need to invade Denmark to get a starting platform.
  • German invasion of Norway

    German invasion of Norway
    In order to secure its iron supply from british, who planned on invading Norway, Germany occupied Norway.
  • German invasion of Belgium and Netherlands

    German invasion of Belgium and Netherlands
    Germany invaded those two countries so they could later invade france.
  • German invasion of France

    German invasion of France
    German army encircle main allied forces by going around them in the Ardennes. After their evacuation in battle of dunkirk germany easily conquered the rest of France.
  • Battle of Dunkirk

    Battle of Dunkirk
    It was an evacuation of the allied forces at Dunkirk after they have been encircled by the nazi army.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    In order to complete the Operation sealion and invade Britain Germany needed air domination. However they didn't manage to win this domination and thus they never occupied Britain.
  • Japanese invasion of French Indochina

    Japanese invasion of French Indochina
    Impirial Japan invaded Indochina in order to get more resources and in order to close the way for Republic of China getting help from ports in indochina.
  • Berlin pact

    Berlin pact
    A millitary agreement between Japan, Italy and Germany which is the formal beginning of the axis powers.
  • Italian invasion of Greece

    Italian invasion of Greece
    Italy was rying to restore boarders of the Roman empire and in order to achive this goal it tried to occupy Greece. Italy attacked Greece through previously invaded Albania however Greek army was able to defend the country against Italy.
  • Lend-Lease started

    Lend-Lease started
    Because American people supported neutrality FDR had to find some other way of providing help to Britain and France.
  • German invasion of Yugoslavia

    German invasion of Yugoslavia
    Italy, germany, romania, and bulgaria invaded and splited Yugoslavia apart because of the same conflicts in the balkans that started the 1 world war.
  • German invasion of Greece

    German invasion of Greece
    After italy failed to invade Greece on her own Hitler took this into his hands and occupied Greece.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was a german offense operation that tried to invade USSR. Even though at the begging the operation had success it was later completely destroyed.
  • The Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter
    it was a declartion afterr a secret meeting of FDR and Churchill outlining the goals of allied powers.
  • the start of siege of leningrad

    the start of siege of leningrad
    German forces encircled leningrad, blockading it. This blockade lasted 871 days and thousands of people died but the city still didn't fall.
  • battle of Moscow

    battle of Moscow
    In this battle soviet army stopped the advancement of the german on Moscow and later counter attacked pushing them away from Moscow.
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor
    In order to win America in a war Japan decided to destroy american's Pasific fleet by a surprise attack on pearl harbor.
  • Japanese invasion of Thailand

    In order to get colonial rulers out of Asia and in order to unite the whole world under Japanase empire , Japan invaded Thailand.
  • Japanese Invasion of Malaya and Singapore

    Japanese Invasion of Malaya and Singapore
    After invading Thailand just in a few hours Japan attacked british forces in Malaya justifying that as freeing Asia from colonial rulers.
  • America enters war

    America enters war
    Folllwoing the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, USA proclaimed war on Japan and Germany.
  • japanese invasion of philippines

    japanese invasion of philippines
    After an attack on the pearl harbor, japanese decided to take away american colonies and invaded Philippines.
  • Japanese Invasion of Burma

    Japanese Invasion of Burma
    Again under british contol, Burma was a very resource rich country. Justifying it as freeing Burma from colonialism Japan invaded it.
  • bataan death march

    bataan death march
    After the fall of the Philippines, Japan sent the prisoners of war marching into the camps that were 65 miles away. Almost 70 percent of the prisoners died on that march.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    A major battle in the pacific that stops the advancement of the Japanese army.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    America won the battale between airplanes and fleets. It caused an irreparable damage to Japanase fleet.
  • First Battle of El Alamein

    First Battle of El Alamein
    This battled allowed Allied powers to stop the german advancment into Egypt.
  • battle of guadalcanal

    battle of guadalcanal
    This is the first offensive by the allied forces. They liberated the Solomon island.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The bigggest battle of the Second World War. In this battle Soviets manged to completle destroy 6 th German army and capture general Paulus. After this battle Red army started to push german forces on all of the eastern front.
  • Second Battle of El Alamein

    Second Battle of El Alamein
    After stoping the Axis forces, which were commanded by Rommel, in the First Battle of El Alamein, Allied forces were able to defeat those forces in the Second Battle of El Alamein and started advancing into Libya .
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    This is a landing operation of american and british troops in Morocco in order to illiminate presence of axis powers in North Africa.
  • Casablanca conference

    Casablanca conference
    this is a conference hold in morocco between America and
    Britain which stated that they wont accept anything from the axis powers but an unconditional surrender. It also outlayed future plans of invading Italy.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    It was a nazi offensive however it was really unsuccessful because USSR had amazing spy system and nazi moved only a few km into the front.
  • Allied invasion of Sicily

    Allied invasion of Sicily
    After successful campaign in north Africa and capture of tuns allied forces captured Sicily forcing a revolution in Italy and a wish to quite war. However Hitler did not let this happen by creating a puppet state of northern Italy and war went on there.
  • Battle of the Dnieper

    Battle of the Dnieper
    Soviet army crossed Dnieper and liberated kiev and east part of Ukraine.
  • Armistice of Cassibile

    Armistice of Cassibile
    This is an agreement that states a surrender of Italian forces to allies. However, the war still went on in Italy because Germany created a puppet state of northern Italy which continued fighting against allies.
  • Crimean Offensive

    Crimean Offensive
    Soviet army liberated crimea showing Turkey that allied forces will win and made her join the war.
  • the fall of rome

    the fall of rome
    Allied army captured Rome and forced Italian government to quite a war. However, Germany created northern Italy which continued fighting.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    After Sicily felt Western powers finally decided that it is time to liberate France and the rest of northern Europe. This was the biggest landing in world war two. Because the german army was weakened by the red army on the eastern front this landing was pretty successful and allowed allies to move into Paris.
  • the end of siege of leningrad

    the end of siege of leningrad
    With soviet advancment on the fronts they started to push germans away from the city and finaly freed the city.
  • liberation of vilnius

    liberation of vilnius
    soviet army liberated Lithuania and Vilnius.
  • Liberation of Paris

    Liberation of Paris
    After operation overlord allied forces soon liberated Paris and continued into west Germany.
  • libertion of Talin

    libertion of Talin
    Soviet army liberated Talin and Estonia
  • the liberation of philippines

    the liberation of philippines
    American army quickly conquered the Philippines and returned their colony.
  • liberation of Belgrade

    liberation of Belgrade
    Soviet army liberated Belgrade and whole Yugoslavia.
  • liberation of riga

    liberation of riga
    soviet army liberated Riga and Latvia.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    It was a last german offensive and a total failure of german army.
  • liberation of Warsaw

    liberation of Warsaw
    Soviet army liberated whole Poland and Warsaw
  • Yalta conference

    Yalta conference
    On this conference The big three decided how the map of Europe would look after the war and how each country is going to be split.
  • Bombing of Dresden

    Bombing of Dresden
    Two days in a row allied forces had been dropping bombs on Dresden. In total 3900 tons of bombs were dropped on Dresden. The city was completly destroyed.
  • liberation of Budapest

    liberation of Budapest
    Soviet army liberated in a very hard battle Budapest and later Hungary.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    America landed on Iwo Jima and conquered it to get the strategic location for attacking the mainland of japan. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the pacific.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    This was a battle for a strategic island that was suppose to be an airbase for future invasion of mainland Japan.
  • liberation of vienna

    liberation of vienna
    Soviet army liberated half of Austria and Vienna.
  • hitler killed himself

    hitler killed himself
    He understood that there is no force that can stop the advancement fo red army he along with other german leader decided to kill himself.
  • northern Italy surrenders

    northern Italy surrenders
    After the fall of berlin and the fall of Rome army understood that the war is over and finally surrendered.
  • the fall of Berlin

    the fall of Berlin
    Soviet army was quickly advancing finnaly reaching berlin. After the city fell it was just a matter of time when the war would be over.
  • Nazi Germany surrenders

    Nazi Germany surrenders
    After the fall of Berlin it was just a matter of time when Nazi germany will surrender. This marked an end to the Second world war in Europe and a complete victory of soviet and allied forces.
  • the liberation of Prague

    the liberation of Prague
    Soviet army liberated Prague and Czechoslovakia.
  • atomic bombing of Hiroshima

    atomic bombing of Hiroshima
    After America created its first atomic weapon it decided to immediately use it to speed up the war. A month later japan surrendered.
  • atomic bombing of Nagasaki

    atomic bombing of Nagasaki
    The second atomic bomb that Americans dropped on Japan to make it surrender.
  • The end of the Second World War

    The end of the Second World War
    After atomic bombimg and loss of Manchuria to USSR Japan surrendered and the second world war officialy over.