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World War 2

  • End of World War 1

    End of World War 1
    End of this war puts Germany in fault. They are very week and vulnerable need a good leader.
  • Rise of Japanese Dictators

    Rise of Japanese Dictators
    Happens when Japan starts to modernize through imperialism. Germany and Japan become allies. Early 1920's no specific date.
  • Rise Of Chinese Dictators

    Rise Of Chinese Dictators
    The communist party comes to power during this time. Mao Zedong becomes leader. Leads them through long walk through China, to escape Japanese rule.
  • Rise of Italian Dictators

    Rise of Italian Dictators
    Benito Mussolini becomes dictator. Is a leader of the National Socialist party. Created Fascism. Tries to create alliance with Germany
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    Great Depression

    Starts in the U.S. Stock market crashes. Eventually spreads to other countries because trade is impacted.
  • Japanese Expansion

    Japanese Expansion
    The Japanese expansion marked the time in which Japan modernized and began to use imperialism to gain power.
  • Nuremberg Laws Created

    Nuremberg Laws Created
    The Nuremberg Laws were a set of laws designed to limit the natural rights.
  • Munich Agreement Is Signed

    Munich Agreement Is Signed
    Agreement with Great Britain and France in which Germany decided not to expand anymore. This was also broken.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht which translates to "night of broken glass" was a turning point for World War 2 because it was the first attack on the the Jewish people. Many Jewish Synagogues were burned down, and many Jewish people were taken to concentration camps.
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    Germany Expands

    Germany expands to different countries. This lasts all throughout the war.
  • Non-Aggression Pact Signed With USSR

    Non-Aggression Pact Signed With USSR
    This pact was signed between Germany and the USSR stating that Germany would not invade them.
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    Poland Is Invaded

    The axis powers invade Poland.
  • Allies Declare War

    Allies Declare War
    After Germany starts to invade countries in Europe the allies decide to declare war.
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    Invasion Of France

    This marks the time that Germany invaded France. Germany was successful in conquering France.
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    Battle Of North Africa

    A European Theater-This was the first battle to attempt to defeat the Germans. The Allied Powers hit the axis powers where they were weakest.
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    Battle Of Britain

    A European Theater-Great Britain remains the only axis power to not be defeated by the Germans.
  • United States Enters War

    United States Enters War
    The U.S. enters the war after the bombing on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. had already been supplying the British but now they were truly in the war.
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    The Holocaust occurred when Hitler started to persecute the Jewish people.
  • Russia Invaded By Germany

    This marks the date in which the Germans invaded and gained control of parts of Russia
  • Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Attack On Pearl Harbor
    Pacific Theater-This horrific event occurred on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese attacked American's and killed many along with sinking ships and destroying there base.
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    Battle of The Coral Sea

    Pacific Theater-This was the first battle against the Japanese. It was essentially a tie however America then started to push the Japanese expansion back.
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    Battle of Midway

    Pacific Theater-The battle of Midway was a major turning point in the war. The Japanese code was broken and we were able to destroy all of Japan's aircraft carriers.
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    Battle Of Stalingrad

    European Theater-Very bloody battle between the Soviet Union and Germany. It destroyed the entire city. Both sides were not willing to give up.
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    Invasion Of Italy

    European Theater-Very bloody battle. Occurred around Rome. The Germans had to sacrifice some of their soldiers to help the Italians.
  • D-Day Invasion

    European Theater- The allied powers landed the biggest invasion ever on the beaches of France. Very successful in taking back land from the Germans
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    Battle of Philippines

    Pacific Theater-This battle showed what the American plan was. Island hopping or picking strategic islands to eventually launch an invasion on Japan. America also gained control of the Philippines once again.
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    Battle of The Bulge

    European Theater-Fight on the border of Germany and France between Allied and Axis power. This was Hitlers last attempt to stop the invasion of Germany.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Pacific Theater-Very bloody battle almost everyone who participated in it (on both sides) were killed.
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    Battle of Okinawa

    Pacific Theater-This was the final battle of against Japan. After this we began to prepare for invasion of Japan. Longest battle against Japan.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    European Theater-This surrender is after much defeat from German expansion. Allied powers had closed in on all three sides of Germany and were able to lower its guard.
  • Postdam Declaration

    Postdam Declaration
    Pacific Theater-This declaration was a message to the Japanese to surrender before something drastic happened to them.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropping

    First Atomic Bomb Dropping
    Pacific Theater-The first Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It destroyed the entire city and became a gateway for new military methods.
  • Second Atomic bomb Dropping

    Second Atomic bomb Dropping
    Pacific Theater-The second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The effects of this bombing were not as severe as Hiroshima, but still drastic.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    Pacific Theater-Japan surrenders on VJ day ( Victory Japan) after the atomic bombs were dropped on Japanese cities.