World War 2 TimeLine

  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    Lower Japanese workers had ultranationalistic views which prompted Japan to inavde Machuria in 1931 and rule its puppet state of Manchukuo.
  • 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.
  • Germany Invades poland

    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.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    This act is when US gives war supllies to its Allies in exchange for a benefit that deems satisfactory.
  • Battle of Britan

    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.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    This was a pact signed between Germany, Japan, and Italy, which essentially formed the Axis powers.
  • Germany Takes Leningrad

    Germany Takes Leningrad
    WHen Germany attacks Soviet Union and takes over one of their strongest cities, Leningrad.
  • Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Germany began to attack Soviet Union after their "pact" and took out Jewish people.
  • Pearl Harbor Bombing

    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.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    A meeting of Nazi officials to decide the fate of the jewish people.
  • Battle of MidWay

    Battle of MidWay
    A naval battle between Japan and US in which US overpowered japan.
  • D-Day

    The Normandy invasion where allied forces attcked the western front and continued on into Germany with the Soviets.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Major conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin to plan the final defeat of Germany.
  • Iwo Jima/ Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/ Okinawa
    The US started to attack these Japanese islands to force Japan to surrender and end the war.
  • Hitler Sucide

    Hitler Sucide
    Hitler died when he commited Sucide and he knew Germany was going to be beaten by the Allied forces.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    When Germany surrenendered to the Allied forces.
  • Potsdam Conference

    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.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    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.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day in which Japan surrendered to the allies ending the World War.
  • Formation on United Nations

    Formation on United Nations
    These United Nations formed when the Allied countries created a powerful organization to maintain peace throughout the world.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman declared economic and militarty aid to the governments of Greece and Turkey under pressure from Soviet expansion.
  • Sputnik

    It was one of a series of ten satellites launched by Soviet Union which opened the Space age.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    European Recovery Progam by the US to rehabiliate 17 European countries.
  • NATO

    An organization which opposed Sviet control in Europe and included Allies.
  • Mao Zedong and People's Republic of China

    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.
  • Korean War

    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.
  • Stalin Death: Khrushchev

    Stalin Death: Khrushchev
    Stalin died on March 1-2, and then Khrushchev toook the role as the leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    A treaty between Soviet Union and other Soviet allies which put Soviet military units on territories on other participating states.
  • Vietnam War

    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.
  • Bay of Pigs

    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.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    It was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic that cut off West berlin from surrounding East Germany and East Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    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.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    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.