Unit 8: WWII

  • Long March

    Long March
    Mao Zedong heads long march being chased by Jiang's Nationalist Army, and is a 6000 mile long journey to northwest China.
  • The War Begins

    The War Begins
    After Germany signs a non agression past with Russia, Germany invades Poland using its new "Blitzkreig" strategy, causing Great Britain and France to invade Germany.
  • Japan Strikes the Dagger

    Japan Strikes the Dagger
    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the center the US Pacific Fleet, with Isoroku Yamamoto, Japan's greates naval strategists, leading and strategizing the attack. This caused the US to declare war on Japan and its allies.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    General Eisenhower accepts the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich from the German military, ending the war in Europe.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The US and Russia set aside their differences and form the United Nations with 48 other countries. The UN is an international organization that was intended to protect the members against agression.
  • The Atom Bomb

    The Atom Bomb
    Developed in the top secret Manhattan project by Robert Oppenheimer and headed by General Leslie Groves, two atom bombs are dropped, one in Hiroshima first, and then one in Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands of people.