World War 2

  • Japan invades Manchuria

  • Period: to


  • Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia

    ended around May 1936
  • Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign a treaty of cooperation; on November 1, the Rome-Berlin Axis is announced

    Ended November 1, 1936
  • Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact

  • Japan invades China

  • Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich agreement

  • France and Great Britain guarantee the integrity of the borders of the Polish state

  • Fascist Italy invades and annexes Albania

    Ended April 15, 1939
  • Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement

  • Germany invades Poland, initiating World War II in Europe

  • The Soviet Union invades Poland from the east

  • Germany invades Denmark and Norway

    Until June 9, 1940
  • Italy enters the war

  • The air war known as the Battle of Britain ends in defeat for Nazi Germany

    Until October 31, 1940
  • Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact

  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Germany surrenders to the western Allies

  • Germany surrenders to the Soviets

  • The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

  • The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki

  • Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II