World War 2

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The Polish army was beat within weeks of the invasion. German units broke through Polish defenses along the border and proceeded on to Warsaw in a massive attack.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    the Red Army attacked Finland with 26 divisions. The Soviets had a huge advantage using tanks, artillery, and aircraft.
  • Germany attacks france

    Germany attacks france
    The war had been going on for 9 months and this was the frist time France really saw war. Germany's army bypassed the Maginot Line, which was known to be the strongest French defensive line.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    He became Prime Minister in 1940 and during the war, he was the most powerful figure in British politics.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    If Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Greece didn’t agree to join Axis powers, Hitler threatened to take over their country.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Series of air battles between Great Britain and Germany that were fought over Britain, starting from August 1940 to October 1940
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    the US helped its allies with war materials, like ammunition, tanks, airplanes, trucks, and food. FDR believed that the UScould get paid in other things other than cash, but he must approve of it.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    The Germans used oftanks, troops & dive bombers to attack and overwhelm them, known as a Lightning War. It's a war tactic used by Germany.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese people's goal was to destroy American aircraft carriers and to sink as many other capital ships as possible, especially battleships
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    26 countries meet in Washington D.C to pledge to use their resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
  • Holocaust

    the killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others by Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    FDR decided to take all Japanese-Americans and put them in internment camps.These camps included dry &cold warehouses, a car and equipment repair and storage, an administration, schools, canteens, a library, religious services, hospitals, and a post office.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Japan sent forces to Midway Island, which was an American base. The Americans found out about it, and defeated the Japanese.
    The US victory was a turning point in the Pacific war.
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal became one of the first targets in General MacArthur island-hopping plan to win against the Japanese in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Luftwaffe started bombing Stalingrad.The Soviet's trapped the German army inside and cutt off their supplies
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    El Alamein is a town located in Egypt.
    The British attacked from the east, while The German Afrika Korps were there. The Germans eventually retreated to the west after several days of battle.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    meeting between President FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin in Tehrān during World War 2. The main point of his conference revovled around the opening of a second front in western Europe.
  • D-Day

    large landing in Normandy, FrancE during World War 2. Also known as the allied invasion of western Europe.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin agreed to meet to talk about war strategy and issues that would affect the world after the war
  • FDR's death

    FDR's death
    Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from a massive cerebral hemorrhage
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Was killed by partisans. His corpse was on display in Piazzale Loreto.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    He shot himself and its also rumored that he took cyandide pills.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Stalin, Truman, and Wilson talked about peace settlements in Europe but they never attempted to write peace treaties.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    the US used a massive atomic weapon against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This atomic bomb killed thousands of Japanese civilians. The US did this in hopes on having Japan surrender.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Nazi leaders put on trial for commiting such awful crimes during WW2
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    He wanted to demilitarize Japan, put war criminals on trial, establish constitutional monarchy(date above) give citizens the right to vote, and form a legislature.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    A war of rivalry between the Soviet Union and the US. Not physical violence occured.
  • Berlin air lift

    Berlin air lift
    Supposed to force the western Allied forces to abandon their positions in west Berlin.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This plan was U.S.-sponsored, made to care for the economies of some western and southern European countries. The US was worried that if they didn't help the countries would fall for communism eventually. Over four years $13 billion worth of economic aid was spent by the US.
  • Berlin wall

    Berlin wall
    A brickade that surrounded West Berlin and did not let others to enter East Berlin from 1961 to 1989. East Germans had fled from East to West Germany.
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis
    Brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the Soviet's missiles in Cuba pointed towards the US