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World War II

  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust in was a mass genocide in Germany that occured due to Hitler's hatred towards and his determination to get rid of the Jews. This is the day that Hitler took full power.
  • Germany invades Poland

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Hitler invades Poland, after agreeing to share the country with the Soviet Union, which kicked off the start of World War II in Europe.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    The Soviet Union attacks Finland because of the Finnish's refusal to grant the Soviets a naval base.
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany Attacks France
    Germany's forces set out to attack France and other western European countries.
  • Churchill Gains Power

     Churchill Gains Power
    Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain due to Neville Chamberlain backing out after Hitler's invasion of Belgium and Holland.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    A series of battles that occured between the German and British air forces
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    This act allowed U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt to aid any foreign country that was vital to the United States with much needed information, defense materials and services.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Germans invaded Yugoslavia to ensure that their southeastern piece of land is secured. They also invaded the island Crete where they defeated British forces.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    In Operation Barbarossa the German BLitzkrieg invades the Soviet Union which turned out to be the largest German operation in World War II.
  • Bombing On Pearl Harbor

    Bombing On Pearl Harbor
    Japan drops an atomic bomb on Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii.
  • Japan Internment Camps

    Japan Internment Camps
    120,000 Japanese Americans were evacuated and incarcerated in remote camps, surrounded by barbed wire and guards.
  • Formation on the U.N.

    Formation on the U.N.
    Representatives from 26 different countries pledge to continue to fight against the Axis powers and form the United Nations
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The British and US troops stop the Japanese from advancing to central Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The battle in which Germany was defeated by the Soviet Union. This was considered the turning point of World War II.
  • Guadalcanal

    US troops put a stop to the Japanese island hopping towards Australia.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    British troops defeat the Axis(German) troops led by Rommel in North Africa which marked the high point of the North African campaign between them.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Allied leaders, FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, met in Tehran, Iran to discuss about opening an "second front" in Western Europe.
  • D-Day

    This is the day Allied troops invade the beaches of Normandy, France in order to fight Nazi Germany. 9,000 of the 160,000 troops ended up being killed or wounded.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    A meeting of the Allied leaders, FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, where they met in Yalta, Ukraine to discuss the final plan of the defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    The 32nd president who led the United States of America through World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dies after suffrering a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Spring, Georgia.
  • Mussolini Assasinated

    Mussolini Assasinated
    Benito Mussolini, along with his mistress Clara Petacci, are killed in Giulino, Italy by communist partisans
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Hitler's bunker was surrounded and before they got to him, he supposedly shot himself in the head with a pistol while his wife Eva Braun poisoned herself.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allied leaders, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill, discussed the peace settlements for Europe, though they never ended up signing any treaties. It took place at Potsdam in Berlin, Germany.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    The Allies carried a bomb from TInian Island in the Marianas and dropped it on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb destroyed everything within 4.4 square miles of where it hit and killed approximately 70,000 people.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Some people responsible for committing crimes in the Holocaust were brought to trial in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Atomic bomb on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Nagasaki
    The Allies dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. This bomb devastated everything within about 1.8 square miles of where the bomb dropped and killed around 35,000 people.
  • MacArthur's plan for Japan

    MacArthur's plan for Japan
    Douglas MacArthur oversees the rebuilding of Japan.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    aka European Recovery Program- $13 billion was gathered to fund the economic recovery of Europe between the years 1948 and 1951