World War II

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    When Germany invaded Poland, it initiated World War II in Europe
  • Stalin invades Finland

    Stalin invades Finland
    After attempts to negotiate the stationing of Soviet troops in Finland failed, Joseph Stalin ordered the Red Army to invade
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    British prime minister Neville Chamberlain resigns and is replaced by Winston Churchill
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany attacks France and the neutral coastal region of north western Europe. France signs armistice with Germany
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    It was a World War II air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the Britain
    The battle lasted until October 1940.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    The Axis Powers always wanted to take over the Balkans. Hitler invaded and took out all of the British. This was Hitler's lightning war.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    also known as the "lightning war", Blitzkrieg was used by the Germans in World WarII and was a tactic based on
    speed and surprise and needed a military force to be based around light tank units.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacked the United States by bombing Pearl Harbor. This is what triggered the US to join WWII
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    the people of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations. This endorsed the Atlantic Charter, pledging to use their full resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
  • Holocaust

    Holocaust
    Germany, led by Hitler, planned the extermination of the Jews.
  • Internment Camps

    Internment Camps
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the US was at war with Japan. They banned all things with Japan and all Americans of Japan descent were forced to leave the US
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    It was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. The dates were between June 4 and 7, and was right after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    There were two Battles of El Alamein. The first one began on the 1st of July and ended on the 23rd. The second one began on the 20th of October and ended on the 11th of November. It was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Luftwaffe began nightly bombing runs on the Soviet city of Stalingrad.
  • Guadacanal

    Guadacanal
    This battle was fought in the Pacific and ultimately won by Americans.
  • McArthur's Plan for Japan

    McArthur's Plan for Japan
    His plan was classified as "Island-hopping". It was his Pacific Campaignto attack weakly defended islands to weaken strongly defended Japanese bases.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    A battle strategy meeting held my Winston Churchill, FDR, and Joseph Stalin.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The invasion was launched in the region in Normandy, France; simultaneous landing of US, British, and Canadian forces on five seperate beachheads.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Allied leaders meet in the Ukraine to discuss their final attack plans on Germany.
  • FDR's Death

    FDR's Death
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage. This event led to Harry Truman becoming the President of the US
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Mussolini was shot and hanged in Rome after having many assassination attempts on him.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler shoots himself in the head after hearing about the fate that fell upon Mussolini.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allies meet in suburb of Potsdam, Germany to negotiate terms
    for the end of WW2.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    This is how the US retaliates against the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. On the 6th, the US drops the bomb on Hiroshima and on the 9th, the US bombs Nagasaki.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    These trials were held for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was named that because
    the two major powers never met in direct military combat.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The American program to aid Europe, in which the US gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of WWII so that they could prevent the spread of Soviet Communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    A military operation for sending supplies to West Berlin.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989. It was a symbolic boundary between democracry and communismn during th Cold War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban missile crisis between the US and the Soviet Union had the world waiting in fear for 13 days, on the brink of a nuclear war.