World War 2

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    Joseph Stalin's Rule

    Stalin ruled Russia as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952.
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    Benito Mussolini's Rule

    Benito Mussolini rules the I talian government from 1922 when he is elected to 1943 when he was overthrown and then shot in 1945.
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    Hirohito's Rule

    Hirohito was the emperor of Japan from the time that his father died in 1926 to when he died in 1989.
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    Adolf Hitler's Rule

    Adolf Hitler ruled as Chancellor-President of Germany from 1932 when he was named chancellor to April 30, 1945 when he committed suicide.
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    The Holocaust

    Nazis arrest and kill millions of minorities, including Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and Jahovah's Witnesses. These minorities were sent to concentration and extermination camps.
  • Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian invasion of Ethiopia
    On October 3, 1935, Italy, led by Benito Mussolini, attacked Ethiopia with the intentions to annex Ethiopia into Italy.
  • The Occupation of Rhineland

    The Occupation of Rhineland
    On March 7, 1936, German military forces enter the Rhineland bordering France, in violation of the Treat of Versailles.
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    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's Rule

    Francisco Franco was elected dictator in October 1936 and reigned until his death on November 20, 1975.
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    Neville Chamberlain's Rule

    Neville Chamberlain ruled as prime minister of England from 1937, when he replaced Stanley Baldwin, to May 1940, when he resigned.
  • Air raid on Guernica

    Air raid on Guernica
    During the Spanish Civil War, a small market town, Guernica, was bombed from the air by the Germans and Italians.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    Austria is incorporated into Germany after many years of pressure from both Germans and Austrians.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Britain and France made an agreement with Germany, in which the Germans receive permission to annex the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia in appeasement.
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    Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Germany takes over the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia by means of the appeasement by Britain and France.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Hitler and Stalin agree to remain neutral if the other country were attacked by a third party.
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    Invasion of Poland

    Germany, the Soviet Union, and Slovakia invade Poland.
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    Fall of France

    France falls and is invaded to and by Germany.
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    Winston Churchill's First Rule

    Winston Churchill took over the reign of Prime Minister of England from Neville Chamberland in May of 1940 and his rule ended when he was not reelected in 1945.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    Formation of Vichy France
    France is divided, forming Vichy, France, which collaberated with the Axis Powers.
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    Battle of Britain

    Germany wages an air raid on Britain to show superiority of Germany's air force over Britain's Royal Air Force.
  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis
    Italy, Germany, and Japan form allies under the Tripartite Pact. Germany signs treaties with Japan and Italy, to form the 'Axis Powers.'
  • Formation of the "Free France"

    Formation of the "Free France"
    France creates new divisions.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    German forces invade the Soviet Union, a pivotal piont to decide alliances.
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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks America's naval base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in order to prevent America's US Pacific Fleet from interfering.
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    Battle of Midway

    The US Navy attacks the Japanese Navy and naval base in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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    The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Germans fight the Soviets over Stalingrad in southwestern Russia.
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    El Alamein

    The Germans attack El Alamein in Northern Africa.
  • D-Day

    The Allies fight Nazi Germans on the coast of France,
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Germans attacked the Allies along the French-German border.
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    Iwo Jima

    American soldiers attack and seize the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    There is victory found in that the Nazis officailly laid down their arms.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    Decision to use atomic weapons
    The US decided to used atomic weapons. Two were dropped on this day, one in Hiroshima, Japan, and the other in Nagasaki, Japan. These are the only times atomic weapons have ever been used in war.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Victory is celebrated when Japan officially lays done their arms.
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    Winston Churchill's Second Rule

    Winston Churchill ruled as Prime Minister again from 1951 to 1955.
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    Charles de Gaulle's Rule

    Charles de Gaulle was made president of the French Republic soon after it was founded in 1958 and his rule continued until he resigned in 1969.