World War 2

  • The Invasion of Manchuria

    The Invasion of Manchuria
    In 1931, the Japanese Kwangtung Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event commonly known as the Manchurian Incident. Essentially, this was an attempt by the Japanese Empire to gain control over the whole province, in order to eventually encompass all of East Asia. This proved to be one of the causes of World War II.
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  • Italy invaded Ethiopia

    Italy invaded Ethiopia
    On October 3, 1935, Italy invaded Etiopia. The Ethiopians fought back, however, did not have the correct technology to defeat the Italians. The did not have poison gas, tanks, or machine guns. The League of Nations tried to punish Italy by giving them sanctions , but did not have the power to.
  • Germans occupation of Rineland

     Germans occupation of Rineland
    On 7 March 1936 German troops marched into the Rhineland. This action was directly against the Treaty of Versailles which had laid out the terms which the defeated Germany had accepted.
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    The Spanish Civil War

    The war lasted for three years and ended with Franco's victory, aided by fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. They saw huge swathes of Spanish industry and agriculture socialised and run collectively by the workers and peasants.
  • Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis

    Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis
    Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany) and Tokyo (Japan) were the capitals of the three main Axis powers in World War 2
  • Air Raid on Guernica

    Air Raid on Guernica
    twenty-five or more of Germany's best-equipped bombers, accompanied by at least twenty more Messerschmitt and Fiat Fighters, dumped one hundred thousand pounds of high-explosive on the village.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    Austria was annexed into the German Third Reich on 12 March 1938.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    On 29 September 1938 the Munich Conference was called. Here Hitler met with representatives of the heads of state from France, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    began with the Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions, known collectively as the Sudetenland, under terms outlined by the Munich Agreement.
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    The Holocaust

    This was the systematic killing of the Jews in Germany, and anywhere that was occupied by Germany. They would put Jewish people in concentration camps, and force them to work. They would then put them in gas chambers, and kill them. It was a mass genocide
  • Nazi Soviet Pact

    Nazi Soviet Pact
    On August 23, 1939, four days after the economic agreement was signed and a little over a week before the beginning of World War II
  • World War 2 Begins

    World War 2 Begins
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invaded Poland on September 1st,1939.The attack comes without any warning or declaration of war.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    France surrenders to Germany on May 10th, 1940. Hitler's forces attacked France, conquering the Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium in the process.
  • Free French

    Free French
    The formation of Vichy France also caused the formation of the Free French . These people (ex-army officials) fought against the German people in France. They fought using guerilla warfare.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    Formation of Vichy France
    The formation of Vichy France was when Hitler forced France to sign a treaty in the same boxcar the Germans signed in on the end of World War One. This new French capital was Vichy, thus the name, Vichy France.
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    Battle of Britan

    This was the fight between the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffte, and the proceeding bombings of London, and other major British cities. Theis was an attempt by Germany to defeat the last remaining stronghold in Europe. They tried to break Britian's morale, and ended up failing.
  • Operation Barbosa

    Operation Barbosa
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  • Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Attack On Pearl Harbor
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    Battle of Midway

    This battle stopped the Japanese expansion and decreased the power of the Japanese military. The U.S. defeated two Japanese fleets, and helped stop their advance
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    El Alamein

    his battle was a key victory for the British. This stopped the advance of the Germans in North Africa. It also showed how intelligence can play a vital role in battles, as the British knew where the Germans were coming from.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    his battle was one of the costliest in the war. Hitler attacked Russia and wanted to take Stalin's city. The brutal battle killed about 3000,000 men.This battle drove out the Germans from the USSR. It decimated Hitler's troops and ultimately reduced his forces to make the assault easier.
  • D Day

    D Day
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  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    This was the battle after freeing France, which was a counter attack by the Germans. It lasted about a month with both sides taking huge loses. It was Hitler's last success before taking his own life.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima or Operation Detachment, was a battle in which the United States fought for and captured Iwo Jima from Japan. The U.S. invasion was charged with the mission of capturing the two airfields on Iwo Jima.
  • V-E Day

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  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    Harry Truman decided to use an atomic bomb on Japan. They warned Japan, and Japan ignored it. He then dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and ended the war.This was used because it was thought to be a way to save troops lives instead of fighting a bloody war with Japan. They knew that it was a terrible force for destruction, and knew that they should use it with care.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
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