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  • Hitler Assassinated

    Conspirators within the German military send Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg to the eastern stronghold Wolfsschanze to asssassinate the Nazi High command. There he plants two British-made bombs which detonate and kill Josef Goebels, Heinrich Himmler, General Alfred Jodl and Adolf Hitler.
  • Operation Valkyrie

    Those behind the Assassinations call up the reserve army and a coup ensues. The SS is publicly blamed for the death of the Führer and the Wehrmacht openly arrest and eliminate SS, Gestapo, and Nazi Party Officials across occupied Europe. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler is installed as the New chancellor.
  • Elimination of SS and Gestapo

    the majority of the resistant SS troops are defeated or detained and stability begins to return. Stalin has uses this chaotic climate to launch a massive counteroffensive that expels most German troops from the motherland.
  • New German Goverment Installed

    after less than a week of intense infighting and confusion, the coup is successful and, with the thanks of anti SS propaganda, has the support of the majority of the German people and armed forces. Dr. Goerdler is made the new Chancellor, General Beck is made the new president, and General Rommel, a sympathizer to the plot is appointed the new supreme commander of the Wermacht.
  • Calls for peace

    • Stalin, taking full advantage of the new administration's instability continues his advance though Eastern Europe and begins recapturing areas of Poland, the Ukraine , and the Baltic States. In fear of a Russian invasion, the new German Command sends peace offers to London and Washington.
  • Victory in Europe Day

    FDR convinces Churchill to accept a conditional surrender and negotiates a speedy deal with the new German leadership. A still unified Germany formally surrenders to the US and England under the conditions that Russia not be allowed to have a hand in the reconstruction process and that Nazi war criminals be tried in German court. German troops in western Europe lay down their arms while those in the east begin to withdraw slowly to the Fatherland.
  • German Reconstruction Begins

    -The Allied armies of the United States and Great Britain rush to Berlin and begin an allied occupation and reorganization of the former Reich. American troops, concerned about a possible Russian invasion, fortify and secure the astern German and Austrian boarders. Tensions between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union begin to build.
  • Russian Reaction

    A weakened and disorganized German Army begins to quickly retreat back west. After a series of swift and decisive victories, Russian forces engulf and "liberate" most eastern European nations (who, for the most part, had already been abandoned by their former Nazi oppressors). The Allies Turn their attention to the Japanese.
  • Pacific Surge

    Dozens of American, British, and Australian divisions are added to the Pacific Theater. In about a month, the Allies win a series of hard-won victories in the Pacific Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Iwo Jima. the Japanese Army is spread too thin to maintain much ground.
  • Invasion of Machuria

    Russia diverts a majority of it's combat troops into Japanese occupied manchuria. the Japanese had not expected a bitter Russia to continue assisting the United States and are not prepared to fight a mulitfront war of this scale. Manchuria remains occupied by Soviet soldiers until (and after) the USSR establishes it as a socialist republic.
  • Recapture of the Philippines and Beijing

    The same day that allied forces announce victory in the Philippines, The USSR expels the Japanese Army from the Chinese City of Being.
  • Naval Bombardment of Japan

    The United States begins pounding the Japanese coastline with naval artillery.
  • Decline Of Japan

    Under the stress of fighting a losing war, Japanese Premeir Suzuki recalls nearly all troops still stationed in imperial holdings to slowly retreat back to Japan and it's surrounding island territories in order to secure the nation from a foreign invasion.
  • Inner Mongolian Free State

    Russian forces in Inner Mongolia defeat the Japanese and, much like Manchuria, turns the region into a dependent tributary state. The Soviets claim that the new nation is a "Free State".
  • Liberation of Korea

    • The Russian army sweeps through the Korean peninsula and easily defeats the remnants of the once dominant Japanese occupation force. Soon after, Russia helps establishes a unified Korea People's Republic and adds it to the growing list of Soviet satellite states on it's eastern and western boarders.
  • Allied Embargo and Bombing

    -All Japanese Imperial gains fall to allied forces, who agree to keep up an ongoing trade embargo intended on weakening the enemy nation. This, coupled With a persistent barrage of firebombing, decimates Japanese infrastructure, food supply, and morale.
  • Invasion of Japan

    The Western Allies, Using Okinawa as a staging point, finally invade the South Japanese island of Kyushu. The battle, also known as Operation Olympic, was a very narrow victory for the allies and resulted in heavy casualties on both sides.
  • Soviet Invasion of Hokkaido

    Russian, Manchurian and Korean forces commence a surprise attack on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in order to ensure their presence in post-war, Allied reconstruction. Japan is now being invaded simultaneously on two different islands and is desperately trying to fend off the invaders. Many ground and air units turn to kamikaze-style suicide bombing.
  • Operation Coronet

    American and British forces in southern Japan launch a 25 division assault on the the Central Japanese island of Honshu. The battle, known as the Battle of Kantō Plain, rages for days and, excluding the Prussian campaign, proved to be the bloodiest battle of the entire war.
  • The Battle of Tokyo Begins

    After heavy resistance on the road to Tokyo, Allied armies encircle and descend upon the Capital city. battered but resilient Japanese troops fend off their attackers for weeks.
  • FDR Dies

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, Dies and is replaced by Harry S. Truman.
  • Hirohito Commits Suicide

    -At Age 44, Japanese Emperor Hirohito takes his own life in the Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters.
  • Victory In Japan Day

    • The city of Tokyo falls shortly after the death of the Emperor and Japan surrenders unconditionally. By now the city itself is completely devastated and it's buildings and infrastructure lay in ruins. A good portion of Tokyo's civilian population either has perished in the crossfire or have died in a series of horrific mass suicides.
  • Partition of Japan

    Russia Commanders call a meeting with the United States and Britain in the northern city of Hakodate to discuss the future of Japan. the negotiations reveal serous differences in how each set of nations would deal with post war Japan and Russia formally denounces the Western monopoly over German reconstruction. The Allies decide to partition the nation and allow the Soviets to remain influential on Honshu (Now referred to as North Japan).
  • First Atomic Test

    • The first Nuclear bomb, codenamed Trinity, is detonated in New Mexico. American officials keep the breakthrough a secret to both the public and their international enemies.