• End of WW1

    The war was officially ended after Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression begins with the stock market crash of the US
  • Rise of dictators in Italy, China, & Japan

    Dictators of these countries began to rise after their government was in shambles prior to WW1
  • Japan begins to expand

    Japanese expansion in East Asia began in 1931 with the invasion of Manchuria and continued in 1937 with a brutal attack on China.
  • Munich Agreement

    The Munich Agreement was an agreement concluded at Munich on Sep. 30th,1938, by Germany, the United Kingdom, the French Third Republic, and the Kingdom of Italy.
  • Nuremberg Laws & Kristallnacht

    Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews.
  • Non Aggression Pact with USSR

    On August 23, 1939 enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years.
  • Poland is invaded

    Germany invaded Poland to regain lost territory and ultimately rule their neighbor to the east.
  • Allies declare war

    On September 3, 1939, in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain, and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany.
  • Germany begins to expand

    German forces invaded western Europe. Luxembourg surrendered that day and was ultimately annexed to Germany.
  • France is invaded

    The Fall of France, was the German invasion of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands during the Second World War.
  • Battle of Britain

    Germany wanted to invade Great Britain, but first they needed to destroy Great Britain's Royal Air Force. The Battle of Britain was when Germany bombed Great Britain in order to try and destroy their air force and prepare for invasion. (European Theatre)
  • US enters war

    During World War II, the United States began to provide significant military supplies and other assistance to the Allies in September 1940, even though the United States did not enter the war until December 1941.
  • Major battles in Europe

    The major battles included the battle of the bulge and, the battle of berlin. (European Theatre)
  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the genocide of European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945,
  • Russia is invaded

    Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union: three great army groups with over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. (Pacific Theater)
  • Major battles in the pacific

    a few battles may include:
    Battle of Wake Island - December 8-23, 1941.
    Battle of the Coral Sea - May 4-8, 1942.
    Battle of Midway - June 4-7, 1942.
    Naval Battle of Guadalcanal - November 12-15, 1942.
    Battle of Attu - May 11-30, 1943. (Pacific Theater)
  • Germany surrenders

    Germany's surrendering was influenced by the lack of productivity of its war economy, the weak supply lines, the start of a war on two fronts, and the lack of strong leadership. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union, using the Blitzkrieg tactic, the German Army marched far into Russia.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    The Potsdam Declaration, or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, was a statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict. (Pacific Theater)
  • Japan surrenders

    The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.