World War 2

  • Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the Nazi Party.

    Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the Nazi Party.
    Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the Nazi Party.
  • Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy.

    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy.
    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy
  • Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR.)

     Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR.)
    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)
  • Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China

    Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
    Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany.

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany.
    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
  • Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress.

    Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress.
    They feared that the United States would end up getting pulled into the conflicts that were occurring in Europe, and the United States had a strong feeling of isolationism at that time.
  • Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa

    Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa
    Italy wanted to take control of Ethiopia in eastern Africa because Benito Mussolini, the Italian leader, thought that having control of Ethiopia would make Italy a world power.
  • Militarist take control of Japanese Government

    Militarist take control of Japanese Government
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps

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

    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin

    Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin
  • Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany
  • Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium – take control

    Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium – take control
  • North African Campaign

    North African Campaign
  • Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island

    Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island
  • First Atomic Bombs dropped

    First Atomic Bombs dropped
  • Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)

    Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)
  • First time Peacetime Draft in United States

    First time Peacetime Draft in United States
  • Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades -USSR which now joins England in fighting the Germans

    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
  • Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US

    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US
  • Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps

  • Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March

  • Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific

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

    	Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow
  • Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA

    Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA
  • Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Minister

  • US forces return to recapture the Philippines

  • FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President

  • D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies

  • Paris retaken by Allies Forces

  • Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces

  • V-E Day, war ends in Europe

  • Germany invades France and forces it to surrender

  • V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces

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