World War II

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  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The Polish army was defeated within weeks Hitler invading Poland.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Finnish lost more that 20% of their soldiers in three months. In March 1940 the Finnish government signed a peace treaty in Moscow that surrendered 16,000 square miles of territory to the Soviet Union.
  • Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain
    Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain, Churchill becomes Prime Minister.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    This resulted in the division of France. Germany control the northern part and the south was known as Vichy France.
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britian
    Luftwaffe bombers to attack British ports. The Blitz was when London was heavily bombed by Hitler. The RAF stopped the bombing on 10/31/1940.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitler wanted land area for his invasion of the USSR He studied past invadors,who invaded through the flat lands of Poland and lost. He thought a larger area to invade would increase success.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The act let the president to give weapons to "the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States."
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    This was a failure for German forces because of the Russian landscape and weather.
  • Pearl Harbor Bombing

    Pearl Harbor Bombing
    The Japanese suprise attacked the U.S. while the two countries were discussing peace. This caused to U.S. to enter WWII.
  • Holocaust

    This was the mass murder and prosecution of Jews, homosexuals, metally disabled, ect. by the Nazis. They were forced into concentration camps by the thousands.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    "War Relocation Camps" of 110,000 Japanese people who lived on the Pacific coast of the United States. This was a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The battle was a stalemate and halted a second advance by the Axis forces into Egypt. A Second Battle of El Alamein was fought to drive the Axis armies out of Egypt for good.
  • Guadalcanal Campaign

    Guadalcanal Campaign
    The Guadalcanal Campaign was the first major Allied offensive attack against Imperial Japan.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This was one of the toughest batles of WWII. It was fought in Stalingrad, Russia and was the Nazi's first defeat. Many people consider this battle the turning point in the war.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The United States, Soviet Union, and United Kingdom committed to open a second front against Nazi Germany by the Western Allies.
  • D-Day

    The allies attacked Germany in Normandy, Western France. Thousands of transports carried an invasion army to the Normandy beaches. The allies captured the port.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    At Yalta, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions about the future of the war and the postwar world.
  • President F.D.R. dies

    President F.D.R. dies
    President Roosevelt dies from a brain hemerage in Warm Springs.
  • Mussolini’s Assassination

    Mussolini’s Assassination
    Mussolini was captured and executed by Italian partisans. His body was then taken to Milan and hung upside down at a petrol station for public viewing and to provide confirmation of his demise.
  • Hitler commits Suicide

    Hitler commits Suicide
    Hitler and his wife, Eva, committed double suicide in his Berlin bunker two days after they were married.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    When it was first established, the U.N. had 51 member states. They decide on substantive and administrative issues in meetings held throughout the year.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Stalin, Churchill, and Truman met to decide how to punish the defeated Nazi Germany after their surrender.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The Japanese generals refused to surrender, so the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    MacArthur proposed an Army offensive, supported by the Navy, which would advance to Japan through Rabaul, New Guinea and the Philippines to take back what the Japanese had taken from him.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Military trails against 23 of the leaders of the Third Reich were held for a year in Nuremburg city.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    This was between teh Allies and the Soviet Union and was caused by political and economic tensions.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The US program of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after WWII.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Since the Russians closed off West Berlin, the U.S. and the Allies gave the people there food and supplies via air.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall completely cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The U.S. and Soviet Union were in a standoff becaus ethe Soviets put missles in Cuba that were aimed at the U.S. The Soviets agreed to remove them after 13 days.