World war 2 timeline

world war 2

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    Erwin Rommel

    He was a German Commander during WW2
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    Benito Mussolini

    Mussolini ruled from 1922 to 1943.
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    Josef Stalin

    Dictator of the USSR.
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    The Holocaust

    The murder of more than 6 million Jews by Hitler and the Nazis.
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    Adolf Hitler

    This was the years Hitler was in power.
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    Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italy attacked Ethiopia and tried to annex it into Italy.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    This is when Germany went against the Treaty of Versailles. Germany took the Nuetral land in between Germany and France. Hitler was given a (sanction) for invading the Rhineland.
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    The Spanish Civil War

    The Spanish Nationalists and the Spanish Republicans war over the rule of Spain, leading to a Nationalist win.
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    Francisco Franco

    He was elected in 1936 and ruled until he died in 1975.
  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis

    This is where Italy, Germany and Japan became allies.
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    Neville Chamberlain

    He was the Prime minister of Britain from 1937 to 1940.
  • Air raid on Guernica

    This attack was a test to see how powerful the Nazis air weapons were. This attack was also meant to scare the rest of the countries that were going against Germany.
  • The Anschluss

    the annexation of Austria by Germany.
  • Munich conference

    Britian and France made an agreement to annex the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia in (appeasement).
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    Annexation of Chechoslavakia

    France and Britain gave the Sudetenland to Germany so that they would not start a war. They used appeasement to make Germany happy.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Hitler signed a treaty with the Soviet Union saying that these two countries would not attack each other. Hitler did this so if there was a war between Poland and Germany, Germany would not have to fight two wars.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany invaded Poland and took over. This war was a Blitzkrieg because it only lasted a couple days.
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    Fall of France

    France falls and gets invaded by Germany.
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    Winston Churchill

    Churchill took over Britain after Chamberlain. In 1945 he was not elected but in 1951 he was elected again
  • Fall of France

    One of the first real fights that went on during the war. Germany launched an invasion on France and made them surrender.
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    Charles DeGaulle

    Became the leader of Free france
  • Formation of Vichy France

    This happened when the Germans took over France and annexed Vichy and made it its own territory.
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    Battle of Britain

    Germany wages air raid on Britian to show supiriority of Germany's air force. (Radar) played a significant role in the win of this battle by Britain.
  • Formation of the "Free France"

    France creates new divisions.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    German forces invade the soviet union. The goal was to take control of all of Russia west of the Ural mountains.
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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Americas Naval base Pearl Harbor. They did this to try and stop America from interferring with the war. The Japanese used (sonar) to find American ships underwater. Americas were (pasifists) about the war before this happened.
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    Battle of Midway

    The US Navy attacks the Japanese Navy in retaliaton of Pearl Harbor. The Americans used (Island hopping) to capture key islands in Japan.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Germans fight soviets over Stalingrad.
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    El Alamein

    Germans attack El Alamein in Northern Africa.
  • D-day

    Alies fight Nazis on the coast of France to try and take back France from German rule.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Germans attacked the allies along the border to try and break up the France, Britain and American allience.
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    Iwo Jima

    The allies stormed the Japanese island Iwo Jima and captured it. When the allies boats would come up Japanese sent kamikaze to sink the boats.
  • V-E day

    German troops throughout Europe laid down thier arms. This was the end of the war with Germany.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons.

    The US decided to use atomic weapons. They droped one on Hiroshima, Japan and one on Nagasake, Japan.
  • V-J Day

    Japan surrendured ending the War.