Whats up in Europe

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    Germany Invades Poland

    Who: Poland v.s. Germany and Soviet Union
    What: Germany and Soviet Union invade Poland which is the main cause for the beginning of World War II.
    Where: Poland
    Why: To allow the Axis Power to attck France without having to attack French border strongholds
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    Battle of Britain

    Who: Germany v.s UK
    What: Air campaign by the Germans against the UK
    Where: UK
    Why: The Germans were seeking air superiority over the Britsh Royal Air Force.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt signed act
    What: A program that supplied the U.K., Soviet Union, China, France, and other allies with raw materials
    Where: Signed in the White House in the United States
    Why: The U.S. wanted to aid it's allies without using their own troops so they supplied their allies with raw materials.
  • Germany Declares War on the United States

    Germany Declares War on the United States
    Who: Germany
    What: Germany declares war upon the US
    Where: Germany
    Why: US declared war on Japan and German boats and subs were fired upon by US while Germany and US were still neutral
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    Battle of Alamein

    Who: UK, Australia, South Africa v.s. Germany and Italy
    What: German offensive in Africa to capture Alexandria, Cairo, and ultimately the Suez Canal
    Where: Egypt
    Why: The Nazi's were in need of supplies and the gaining of the Suez Canal would allow the transporting of goods and materials.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: Germany v.s. Soviet Union
    What: A major battle in which Germany fought the Soviet Union for the city of Stalingrad.
    Where: Stalingrad, Soviet Union
    Why: Germany saw it as a main transport route for supplies and it would secure the German's western flank.
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    Allies Land in Italy

    Who: US, UK v.s. Germany and Italy
    What: The Allies land their troops on mainland Italy
    Where: Salerno, Calabria, Toranto, Italy
    Why: It was believed if Italy was invaded, it would force Italy to withdraw from the war. It would also allow more materials and supplies to be shipped to the Allies.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Who: US, UK v.s. Germany
    What: The landing of over 160,000 troops on French soil
    Where: Normandy, France
    Why: To attack the Germans full force and to also drive them out of France. They wanted to send a message to Hitler that the US was in the war and they were going to win.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Who: US, UK, Canada, France v.s. Germany
    What: Major German offensive through the dense Ardennes Mountain Region.
    Where: Belgium
    Why: Hitler believed he could split the Allied forces and cause them to fight alone instead of together.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Who: US ( President Franklin Roosevelt), UK (Prime Minister Winston Churchill), Soviet Union (General Secretary Joseph Stalin)
    What: A meeting of the three large Allied Powers
    Where: Livadia Palace, Ukraine
    Why: To discuss Europe's post-war reorganization and to re-establish war-torn Europe.
  • Frankin Roosevelt Dies

    Frankin Roosevelt Dies
    Who: President Franklin Roosevelt
    What: The President of the United States has died when his nation is still in WWII
    Where: Warm Springs, Georgia
    Why: He had a stroke that is believed to have happen because of all the stress of being president and the war in general.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: The death of Nazi Germany's leader
    Where: Fuhrerbunker, Berlin
    Why: He saw the fall of the Nazi's and knew that defeat was iminant.
  • Germany Surrenders (V-E Day)

    Germany Surrenders (V-E Day)
    Who: Germany
    What: The date the Nazi Germany surrenders its forces.
    Where: France
    Why: The Axis Powers had crumbled and their leader, Adolf Hitler, had committed suicide.