Totally Awesome Timeline

  • Japan's Invasion of China

    Japan's Invasion of China
    Japan invaded China through Manchuria, using the excuse that they were fired on by the Chinese soldiers. The Rape of Nanjing comes from this event.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Poland was invaded because of the territories granted to it after WWI and the invasion prompted declarations of war against Germany by Britain and France.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Failed attempt by the German airforce to obtain air superiority against the Royal Air Force in England.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    This signified the formation of the Axis Powers and the promise that if one country was attacked, the other countries would help out.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    It allowed the US to help with the war effort without actually fighting by sending supplies to its allies.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Hitler attempted to invade Russia by using the blitzkrieg technique; it seemed to work at first, but it failed.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    The Germans lay seige to Leningrad, killing many people throug starvation and attcks, but the Germans retreated at the end.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Many Japanese planes attacked the American base, killing thousands and sinking many ships. this event caused the US to declare war on Japan.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    It was a meeting to determine how to get rid of all the Jews in Europe, in a plan called the Final Solution.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The turning point in the naval war for the US, who had lost to the Japanese before.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The first day of the Battle of Normandy, where the Allies planned to take western Europe. back from Germany
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The meeting of Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt toward the end of the war to dicuss Germany's fate.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    Two islands that were critical to the defense of Japan were invaded by the US.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    After being warned that the Russians were close, Hitler chose to commit suicide via cyanide pill and shooting himself.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This is the end of WWII and this day is the celebration of that end.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Stalin, Churchill, and Truman met to talk about terms for Germany at the end of WWII. They decided to demilitarize and disarm Germany, along with changing the society.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The first used atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, destroying 90% of the city. A couple of days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, causing Japan to surrender.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day when the Japanese surrendered and is called Victory Over Japan Day.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    It was formed to help with international affairs and its formation was lead by the Soviet Union, the US, and the UK.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    This doctrine stated that political, military and economic help would be provided for any democratic nation under oppression; this help coming from the US
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    A successful plan to generate money to aid the economy of Europe.
  • NATO

    NATO
    Its goal is to protect the Allies' freedom and security politically and through the military.
  • Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China
    After Mao became leader of China, he renamed China as the
    People’s Republic of China and turned it into a communist state.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The war between communist North Korea and anti-communist South Korea.
  • Stalin’s Death and Khrushchev

    Stalin’s Death and Khrushchev
    After Stalin died, there was a power struggle that led to the rise of Khrushchev.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The war between the communist North Vietnam with their allies, the Viet Cong, and South Vietnam with the US as an ally.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    An greement between the Soviet Union and 7 other countries; the Soviet Union was put in charge of the armies of those countries
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    A rocket that was successfully launched into orbit by the Soviet Union, and it started the space race.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    A failed invasion by Cuban refugees attempting to overthrow the communist government in Cuba.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Berlin to prevent the people from East Berlin from crossing to West Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    After dicovering the missiles being built by the Soviet Union on Cuba, the US decided to blockade Cuba.
  • Gorbachev

    Gorbachev
    The last General Secretary and leader of the Soviet Union, who brought a lot of change through reforms and attempted to bring democracy to the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    The Soviet Union fell and separated into different countries due to internal resistance to its policies and instability.