World War II

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  • MaoZedong heads Long March

    MaoZedong heads Long March
    When Jiang Jieshi surrounded the Communists' mountain stronghold, the Communist Party had no choice to retreat. They went on a 6,000 mile long journey that was called the Long March.
  • Germany invades Poland; France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

    Germany invades Poland; France and Great Britain declare war on Germany
    After Hitler attacked Poland with his new strategy called blitzkrieg, Great Britain and France mobilized to Germany's borders. Unfortunately, they were too late, for Poland had already fell sometime before their military response.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    U.S. miltary leaders predicted the attack on Pearl Harbor would occur, however they did not know where and when. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese had sunk and damaged 19 ships and 8 battleships.
  • United Nations formed

    United Nations formed
    After WWII, nations united to create military alliances. In addition to these miltary alliances, world leaders also wanted to keep the peace. The UN increased collective global security.
  • Germany surrenders

    Germany surrenders
    General Dwight E. Eisenhower accepted the surrender from Germany. However, Presodent Roosevelt died a month before, so he could not witness the long-awaited victory.
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    Allies use atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki just 3 days later.