World War 2 TimeLine By aborla30 Jan 29, 1931 Japan invades China Lower Japanese workers had ultranationalistic views which prompted Japan to inavde Machuria in 1931 and rule its puppet state of Manchukuo. Mar 2, 1931 Gorbachev He was president of Soviet union 1990-1991 democrazied the government and decentralized its economy and end communism and break up the Soviet Union to create Russia. Aug 31, 1939 Germany Invades poland Hitler told his forces to be prepared to overtake Poland, and the invasion occured at 12;40 P.M. This invasion was the beginning of the World War. Jun 29, 1940 Lend-Lease Act This act is when US gives war supllies to its Allies in exchange for a benefit that deems satisfactory. Jul 29, 1940 Battle of Britan The battle was between great Britan and germany between july and september of 1940. Britan won the war by controlling the German air forces. Sep 27, 1940 Tripartite Pact This was a pact signed between Germany, Japan, and Italy, which essentially formed the Axis powers. Jan 1, 1941 Germany Takes Leningrad WHen Germany attacks Soviet Union and takes over one of their strongest cities, Leningrad. Jun 22, 1941 Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union Germany began to attack Soviet Union after their "pact" and took out Jewish people. Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Bombing It was a aerial attack by the Japanese in the naval base at Peral Harbor, which prompted US entrance into the World War. Jan 20, 1942 Wannsee Conference A meeting of Nazi officials to decide the fate of the jewish people. Jun 3, 1942 Battle of MidWay A naval battle between Japan and US in which US overpowered japan. Jun 6, 1944 D-Day The Normandy invasion where allied forces attcked the western front and continued on into Germany with the Soviets. Feb 4, 1945 Yalta Conference Major conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin to plan the final defeat of Germany. Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima/ Okinawa The US started to attack these Japanese islands to force Japan to surrender and end the war. Apr 30, 1945 Hitler Sucide Hitler died when he commited Sucide and he knew Germany was going to be beaten by the Allied forces. May 8, 1945 VE Day When Germany surrenendered to the Allied forces. Jul 17, 1945 Potsdam Conference It was an Allied conference between the various leaders in which they discussed treaties but never made any treaties. That task was left to the Council of Foreign Ministers. Aug 6, 1945 Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima on August 6, 1945 called Little Boy. On August 9, 1945 the next bomb was dropped on Nagasaki nicknamed Fat Man. Aug 14, 1945 VJ Day The day in which Japan surrendered to the allies ending the World War. Oct 24, 1945 Formation on United Nations These United Nations formed when the Allied countries created a powerful organization to maintain peace throughout the world. Mar 12, 1947 Truman Doctrine President Truman declared economic and militarty aid to the governments of Greece and Turkey under pressure from Soviet expansion. Oct 4, 1947 Sputnik It was one of a series of ten satellites launched by Soviet Union which opened the Space age. Apr 1, 1948 Marshall Plan European Recovery Progam by the US to rehabiliate 17 European countries. Apr 4, 1949 NATO An organization which opposed Sviet control in Europe and included Allies. Oct 1, 1949 Mao Zedong and People's Republic of China Mao as being head of state proclaimed that the People's Republic of China is now authorized after defeating the Nationalists. Jun 1, 1950 Korean War A battle between North and South Korea in which 2.5 million died on both sides.The country was divided into two sides. Mar 1, 1953 Stalin Death: Khrushchev Stalin died on March 1-2, and then Khrushchev toook the role as the leader of the Soviet Union. May 14, 1955 Warsaw Pact A treaty between Soviet Union and other Soviet allies which put Soviet military units on territories on other participating states. Apr 30, 1959 Vietnam War This was a war between Vietnamese nationalist who want to pursue communism ( north Vietnamese) against U.S.( with south Vietnamese people) tring to stop the spread of communism. Apr 17, 1961 Bay of Pigs An invasion of about 1,500 Cuban exiles against Fidel Castro at the Bahia de Cochinos. This revolt was provided by the U.S. government by money. Aug 13, 1961 Berlin Wall It was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic that cut off West berlin from surrounding East Germany and East Berlin. Oct 1, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis A standoff between U.S and Soviet Union leaders over nuclear weapons installed in Cuba. Eventually they agreed upon a deal when Soviets would take the missile out if U.S did not invade Cuba. Dec 1, 1991 Soviet Union Falls Soviet Union fell and 15 countries formed from the collapse. Changed from communism to more of a democratic approach. It is now called Russia.