World War 2

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  • Mussolini and Fascists come to power in Italy

    Mussolini and Fascists come to power in Italy
    In 1921 , the Fascist Party was invited to join the coalition government. By October 1922 , Italy seemed to be slipping into political chaos. The black shirts marched on Rome and Mussolini presented himself as the only one man capable of restoring order. King Victor Emmanuel invited Mussolini to form a government.
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    The Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 18 September 1931, when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden incident. At war's end of February of 1932 the Japanese established the puppet state of Manchuria.
  • Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany

    Hitler and  the Nazis come to power in Germany
    Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in 1933 following a series of electoral visits by the Nazi's party. He ruled until his death by suicide in 1945. Adolf Hitler told the people he was going to select people to be on his team but instead he fooled them and killed every last person that came with him.
  • Germany invades Poland (Beginning of WW2)

    Germany invades Poland (Beginning of WW2)
    The invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union, and one day after the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union had approved the pact.
  • Formation of the Axis powers

    Formation of the Axis powers
    The major axis power's were Japan, Germany, Italy. First, on October 15, 1935 Germany and Italy signed a friendship treaty that formed the Rome-German Axis. It was after the treaty that Italian dictator Benito Mussolini used the term Axis to refer to their alliance.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    The Munich Agreement or Munich betrayal was an agreement concluded at Munich on September 30, 1938, by Nazi Germany, The United Kingdom, the French Third Republic and and the kingdom of Italy. It provided "cession to Germany of the Sudeten German territory" of " Czechoslovakia.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    Kristallnacht the night of the Broken Glass, also called the November Pogrom, was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9-10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening.
  • Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Aggression Pact

    Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Aggression Pact
    On August 23, 1939–shortly before World War II (1939-45) broke out in Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years.
  • Neutrality act passed in the US

    Neutrality act passed in the US
    After a fierce debate in Congress, in November of 1939, a final Neutrality Act passed. This Act lifted the arms embargo and put all trade with belligerent nations under the terms of “cash-and-carry.” The ban on loans remained in effect, and American ships were barred from transporting goods to belligerent ports.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, ran from 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, covering a major part of the Naval history of World War II.
  • France falls to Germany

    France falls to Germany
    The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. On 3 September 1939 France had declared war on Germany, following the German invasion of Poland. In early September 1939, France began the limited Saar Offensive.
  • Rescue at Dunkirk

    Rescue at Dunkirk
    Dunkirk evacuation, (1940) in World War II, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk (Dunkerque) to England. ... When it ended on June 4, about 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops had been saved.
  • Congress passes the Lend Lease Act

    Congress passes the Lend Lease Act
    The Lend-Lease Act, approved by Congress in March 1941, had given President Roosevelt virtually unlimited authority to direct material aid such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, trucks, and food to the war effort in Europe without violating the nation's official position of neutrality.
  • Presidential election of 1940

    Presidential election of 1940
    5, 1940, Roosevelt had built a comfortable lead, and won the election by five million votes, with 54.8 percent of the popular vote and 84.5 percent of the electoral college. While this was the smallest of his victory margins, it was none-the-less a significant victory.
  • Bombing of the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Bombing of the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941
  • Relocation of Japanese Amercin camps

    Relocation of Japanese Amercin camps
    The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country of about 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom lived on the Pacific Coast.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
  • Battle of Midway Island

    Battle of Midway Island
    he Battle of Midway was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • Formation of the United States

    Formation of the United States
    July 1942 was a critical month on the American home front. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, followed by a series of U.S. defeats in the Pacific, left many feeling demoralized, vulnerable, and afraid. The government was in desperate need of a plan to boost morale and raise funds for the war.
  • Rosie the revert came to campaign encourages women to get a job

    Rosie the revert came to campaign encourages women to get a job
    The iconic images of Rosie the Riveter explicitly aimed to change public opinion about women's work. Rosie encouraged women to apply for industrial jobs they may not have previously considered, and aimed to make women's industrial employment more acceptable to the public.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
  • Allied invasion victory in the Phillipines

    Allied invasion victory in the Phillipines
    The Japanese Army overran all of the Philippines during the first half of 1942. The liberation of the Philippines commenced with amphibious landings on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on October 20, 1944.
  • Presidential election of 1944

    Presidential election of 1944
    The 1944 United States presidential election was the 40th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 7, 1944. The election took place during World War II. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey to win an unprecedented fourth term.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945.
  • Yalta conference

    Yalta conference
    The Yalta Conference, also known as the Crimea Conference and code-named Argonaut, held February 4–11, 1945, was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.