World War 2

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    World War 2

  • Adolf Hitler became the leader of the Nazi Party

    Adolf Hitler became the leader of the Nazi Party
    Adolf Hitler was annointed as the leader of the Nazi Party. He promised to fix his broken country and get them out of debt from the war. He claimed German's were the superior race.
  • Benito Mussolini appointed prime minister of Italy.

    Benito Mussolini appointed prime minister of Italy.
    Benito Mussolini was appointed Prime minister of Italy. Like Hitler, he promised to restore order after the depression from the war.
  • Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)

    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)
    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the USSR. Stalin turned the Soviet Union into a tolitarianism. He took high measures to have complete control of industy and agriculture.
  • Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China

    Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
    Japan's army takes over Manchuria, China. The Leauge of Nations, which was supposed to ensure world peace, protested this but did nothing to help.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany. The great deppression had increase Hitler's popularity becasue of his promises, which he never kept. Once he was in office his power grew expontentially.
  • Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress

    Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress
    Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress in August 31st of 1935. This act promised the American people that the US wouldn't get involved in forign affairs.
  • Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa

    Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa
    The Italian Army invades Ethiopia Africa. Mussolini wanted to annex Ethiopia into the colony of East Africa that Italy created. Both coutries were part of the League of Nations, but the League of Nations could not do anything to stop Mussolini.
  • Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty

    Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty
    Hitler sent troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty. This is the first time that German troops have been in this reigon since World War One.
  • Militarist take control of Japanese Government

    Militarist take control of Japanese Government
    Militarist take control of Japanses Government. Japan can no longer make their own desicions.
  • Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.

    Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.
    Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people. This is also known as the "Rape on Nanking." Hundreds of thousands of Chinese and disarmed soldiers were killed, raped, and looted by the Japanese.
  • Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps

    Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps
    Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor/concentration camps.
  • Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany

    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany
    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany. The agreement was signed by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. The Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses were situated there, and many of its banks and factories were located there as well.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin

    Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin
    Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin. Though he was hoping to acquire Poland without force, Hitler was planning against the possibility of a two front war. Hitler planned ahead since in World War One Germany's forces split and he didn't want that to happen again.
  • Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany
    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany. This is the beggining of World War 2 because almost every country is getting involved.
  • Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium

    Nazis invade and take control of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium.
  • Germany invades France and forces it to surrender

    Germany invades France and forces it to surrender.
  • Battle of Britain

    Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island.
  • First time Peacetime Draft in US

    First time Peacetime Draft in US
  • Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades

    USSR which now joins England in fighting the Germans
  • Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter

    Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter
  • Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)

    Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US - Dec. 9
  • Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March

    1942 Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March
  • 1942 Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps

    1942 Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps
  • Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow

    1942 Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow
  • Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific

    1942, June 4-7 Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific
  • British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa

    1943 British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa
  • Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA

    1943 Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA
  • July - Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.

    July - Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.
  • D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies

    D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies
  • Paris retaken by Allies Forces

    Paris retaken by Allies Forces
  • Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces

    1944 Dec. Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces
  • US forces return to recapture the Philippines

    US forces return to recapture the Philippines
  • FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President

    FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President
  • V-E Day, war ends in Europe

    1945 May 8th - V-E Day, war ends in Europe
  • First Atomic Bombs dropped

    1945 Aug. - First Atomic Bombs dropped
  • 1945 Aug. 14th – V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces

    V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces
  • War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg, Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan.

    1946 War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg, Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan.