World War 2

  • Holocaust

    Genocide of Jews. enforced by Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany wants the land back that they loss after WW1.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Wanted to construct naval base there.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitller invades the Balkans to prepare for invasion on the USSR.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    Took office after Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany takes over France. Changes capital to Vichey, France.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germans attack the United Kingdom. First by bombing.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    US provide aid for foreign nations during WW2.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Germans attacked the soviet union in a short amount of time with a lot of power.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese launch attack on US naval base at Pearl harbor. Caused US to enter the war.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    All Japanese-Americans that lived in America were put in concentration camps.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Turning point of the war for US and Japan.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Soviet defense of Stalingrad.
  • Guadalcanal

    Turning point for allies in the asian islands.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Win for the British in North Africa. Turning point of the war.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill to decide what to do with Germany after WW2.
  • D-Day

    Largest allied invasion in Normandy, France.
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    Island hopping. Take over smaller islands.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Laws against jews.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Called for Germanys unconditional surrender.
  • F.D.R’s death

    F.D.R’s death
    Had a massive cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Fascist leader was killed and hung in the streets of Italy.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Shot himself and his wife took poison. Hitler instructed for there bodies were burned.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Meeting to clarify events at Yalta conference.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WWII
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    An american program made to help Europe after WW2.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Allies supplied Berlin with food through the air.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Wall the divided Democratic Berlin and Communist Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cuba threatened to bomb US with Soviet missles.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    Standoff between the two superpowers, US and U.S.S.R.