Adolf Hitler becomes official leader of the Nazi party and was announced as "Fuehrer" in public for the first time, what became his adress.
Benito Mussolini became Prime Minister
On October 31st 1922 Benito Mussolini was announced Prime Minister of Italy after creating his Facist party and pressuring the King of Spain to step down and let Mussolini take control over the government.
Joseph Stalin became sole dictator of the UDSSR
Joeseph Stalin became sole Dictatior of the Sovjet Union (UDSSR) after slowly taking power away from Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev. He began to remove his opposition and made all private businesses governmental controled.
Japans army seizures Manchuria, China
Manchuria was an important source of Japans raw material such as coal and iron ore. After in explosion in Mukden, the Japanese military invaded Manchuria. The Chinese government gave the order to do not resist against the Japanese military.
Hitler is announced Chancellor of Germany
Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, becomes CHancellor of Germany. Many historians consider this event as the start of the Third Reich
Neutrality Act passed by US Congress
Series of Laws passed by Congress in reaction to the war outbreak in Europe and Asia. The US is not going to trade weapons or lend money to countries involved in war.
Italian army invades Ethopia in Africa
Italien armed forces Eritrea invaded Ethopia without a declaration of war just shortly after the League exonerated both parties in the Walwal incident, The invasion made Ethiopia declare war on Italy
Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany
On March 7th 1936 the German troops send by Adolf Hitler arrived in the German part of Rhineland. This was a big violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Still no country and the League of Nations did something to condemn Germany for their military action.
Militarist take control of Japanese Government
Hard-line militarist take control over the government. Every japanese man stands fully behind there military/government.
Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China
China's capital Nanjing fell into the hands of the Imperial Japanese military on December 13th 1937 4 month after Japanese's invasion on China. The acts of violence lasted into the middle of July and over a quarter million of people were killed.
Nazis begin rounding Jews for concentration camps
Nazis make Jews register wealth and property and start deporting them into labour/concentration camps.
Munich pact signed
The Munich Pact or Munich agreement was signed by Nazi-Germany, France, Great Brittain and Italy. It permitted the annesxiation of the Sudetenland, a part of Chzecoslovakia mainly populated by ethnic Germans, to Nazi Germany.
Nazi-Sovjet non agression pact
Russia and Germany sign this pact and agree that they will not attack each other. In secret they agree that they will share Poland after invasion.
Invasion of Poland
Germans Blitzkrieg method worked fast, Poland was invaded in a very short time. Brittain and France declared war on Germany on September 3rd.
September 1st 2939 is considered the breakout of World War II.
Germany pushes forward
Germay invades Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. The Germans started there invasion on western Europe. France and Brittain are concerned.
Battle of Britain
Germany used terror bombing tecniques and bombin on brittish aircraft factories to become superior over the Royal Air Force. The failed on gaining superior and the battle ended October 31st 1940 with a decisive brittish victory.
Japanese invade french Indochina
The Japanese invated to prevent China from importing arms and fuel through french Indochina. The invaded the north what caused a more tightned blockade of China.
Hitler breaks pact with Stalin
Hitler breaks the pact with Stalin when he started invading the UDSSR on the morning of the 22nd of June. From then on the UDSSR fought on the Allied side with Great Britain and many others.
FDR and Winston Churchill issue the Atlantic Charter. The Charter defines the Allied goals for the post war world.
Attack on Pearl Harbour
The Japanese Naval and Air force attacked the US naval base in Pearl Harbour. The attack was planned to weaken the US naval force to prevent them from interfiering in Japanese Naval missions. The Japanese had the full effect of suprise and did not declare war on the United States before. It was a fatal loss for the US and they declared war on Japan. After the declaration of war Germany and Italy declared war on the USA.
Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps
Out of fear of spy's and hatret against the Japanese Americans the governtment interned the in isolated camps.
After the Phillipines fell to the Japanese, circa 76000 American and Phillipino prisoners were transferred over 80 miles. Wide ranging physical abuse and murder was commited by the Japanese military.
Battle of Midway
The battle of Midway was a turning point of the war in the pacific. It was fought between June 4th and 7th. The Japanese military wanted to attack again to demoralize the USA and weakend their Naval Power. American code cracker were able to find out the time and location of the attack and Japan was defeated greatly.
Victory in North Africa
British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa. It is a a great victory for North Africa since Italy declared war on North Africa in June 1940
Italy surrenders caused by to much pressure of the Allies and the Invasion on Sizilia. Italy was also more instabil since Mussolini abdicated in July.
Battle of Normandy
The landing of Normandy was one of the biggest ever planned and realized. The Allies build a dropped parachutetroopers in the inland of France while the real battle took place on the Coast of Normandy. The Aliies were able to invade the coast and rush forward into france.
Liberation of Paris
The battle lasted for 6 days and on August 25th the occupying German garnison surrendered. Paris was in allied hands again.
Battle of Bulge
The battle lasted for 9 days and was fought in the densely forested mountain region in Wallonia, Belgium on the old WW I battle fields. The battle was the last big German offense. The Allies ended the battle with a strategic victory.
recapturing the Phillipines
Us troops and Fillipino Guerilla were send to the Bataan Peninsula in the North of the Phillipines to recapture the Island.
President Franklin D Rosevelt dies and vice president Harry S. Truman becomes President.
Adold Hitler commits suicide during the battle of Berlin.
Victory in Europe Day
The Allied forces acdcepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. The war is over in europe.
the first atomic bomb used
The first Atom bomb nick named "little boy" was dropped by the USA on Hiroshima, Japan. It showed a new level of horrible destruction.
Victory day over Japan
After the US dropped the second atom bomb on Nagasaki Japan finally surrendered to the Allies on August 14th.
war crimes need to be punished
to punish the endless war crimes commited in WW II War Crimes Trials were held in Nuremburg Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan.