World War II

  • Mao Zedong Heads Long March

    Mao Zedong Heads Long March
    After a brutal and surrounding attack by the Nationalist Party, the Communist Party, led by Mao Zedong, is forced to retreat and take off in the opposite direction. The Communist Party walked for miles and miles, through harsh weather and fatal food shortages. While it did leave them free from Nationalist attacks for a while, many thousand people died on this Long March. Zedong tried to march with his followers to raise morale and better his own personal reputation.
  • Germany Invades Poland, France and Great Britain Declare War on Germany

    Germany Invades Poland, France and Great Britain Declare War on Germany
    After becoming secret allies with a non-agression pact towards the Soviet Union, Hitler invaded Poland with his 'lightning war'. The war went very quickly, due to Germany's fast airplanes and strong military tactics. In the end, Germany crushed Poland, allowing its territory to be split among Germany and the Soviet Union, all part of the plan. When Germany first decided to bomb Poland, France and Great Britain declared war against Germany, but by that time Poland had already been mostly ruined.
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    Japanese admiral Isoroky Yamamoto saw Hawaii as a perfect potential launch point for missiles against Japan, so he saw it as a threat that had to be destroyed. Japanese soldiers were then throwing bombs on surpised Americans soldiers. The Americans had previously thought about the idea of a potential Japanese attack, but had no knowledge of when it would occur, so they were still caught off guard. Many American ships and men were killed during this battle, deeming this a "day living in infamy".
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Germany was surrounded, by Soviet and Allied troops coming from both sides. Fearing what could come next, Hitler, the operation's leader, committed suicide along with his wife, Eva Braun. With Hitler's death and no strong leader taking the reigns of the German strategies, they had no choice but to face surrender, accepted by General Eisenhower and officially signed in Berlin.
  • Allies Use Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Allies Use Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    President Truman first released an ultimatum threat towards Japan, claiming that if Japan refused to surrender soon, they should expect a sky full of deadly bombs. The Japanese didn't reply. And so, as promised, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of people, a second bomb later being deployed on Nagasaki. It was a staggering and fatal attack by the Allies that shook Japan. Radiation also killed many.
  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
    About 50 countries created the United Nations, an international aggression-opposing organization, made post-WWII. A special council within, the Security Council was included to make sure that a third party, with unbiased and secret (not open for the public) views to cast votes in polls and make the final calls. However, the security Council's vote could be easily overthrown. This UN was to ensure, or at least prevent to the best of their abilities something like WWII from happeneing again.