World War II

  • Germany invades Poland and begins the war.

    Germany invades Poland and begins the war.
    Germany invaded Poland with letal force and Polands allies were brought into the war.
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    World War II

    Its a war, Its World War II. Or something like it.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    Winston Churchill is elected the new prime minister of Great Britian.
  • Germany invades France!

    Germany invades France!
    German forces move into France and soon end up taking over France. (French troops surrender quickly)
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The battle of Britian was Germanys attempt to have air superiority over the RAF and eventually fail to take over Britian.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The United States plan of giving aid to country that could not function well without a flow of money. Later They would have to pay Money lended back to the US.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitler decided to attack the Balkans. He was met by resistance by Greece and from Yugoslavia. Both Greece and Yugoslavia surrender quickly.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Stalin requested land from FInland and was refused. He soon attacked Finish troops and carried heavy causilties due to the lack of training and the cold. Eventually the two sign a treaty.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    The "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war) was a military tactic that involved a fast movement of troups and constant bombardment from the air. This was used on Russia and pushed the Russian troops back ~600miles.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Sets the US in war with Japan.
  • Holocaust

    The mass murder of millions of Jews in German concetration camps during WWII
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    F.D.R. aprroves the use of internment camps for the Japanese living in America.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was known as the turning point in the Pacific. This time the Allies were on the offensive and the Japanese on defense.
  • Guadalcanal

    First major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. US took over very quickly.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The German Army surrounded the city and tried to fight throught the Russian lines. The Russians eventually got renforcements and took back the city.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The Tehran Conference was a meeting held between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. Met up to plan offensive against Nazi Germany.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein was fought in the deserts of North Africa. The Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two commanders of WWII, Montgomery and Rommel. The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
  • D-Day

    Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944 when 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region in an attempt to take and breach Nazi Forces in France.
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    McArthur was a US general that commanded and planned operations in the Philipines. His plans were highly successful and well planned.
  • Cold war

    Cold war
    The exact date of when the cold war started is unknown. It was called the "cold war" because it wasn't actually a war but rather an arms and space race between the Soviet union and the United States with tension.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world.
  • F.D.R Dies :'(

    F.D.R Dies :'(
    F.D.R. dies from a stroke.
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Mussolini and his mistress had been hung upside down outside the forecourt of a Milan garage.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    In a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The "Big Three" leaders met at Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin. The last of the World War II conferences, President Truman, Stalin and Churchill discussed post-war arrangements in Europe
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
    First atomic bomb dropped in hopes of ending WWII.
  • Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan

    Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
    The second atomic bomb dropped on Japan which ulitmatly ended WWII
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    After the war, nations agreed to form a united union in which they could have equal power and decide equally among certian political issues.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    These trials were held to convict the Nazi generals and commanders for plotting and executing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall plan was a U.S.-sponsored program that was designed to rehabilitate the economies of 17 western and southern European countries to create stable conditions.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Soviets had cut off supplies and nothing was allowed in. Berlin was in a critical need of supplies and turned to the west for help. The west delivered supllies through air drops and the blockade was soon lifted.
  • Berlin wall

    Berlin wall
    The Berlin was built to serperate East and West Berlin. The wall symbolized the split between Democracy and Communism.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    This was a 13 stand off between the Soivets and the US due to the missiles placed in Cuba. The two super powers were both ready to use letal force if needed and the world was scared that there was going to be a nuclear war.