World War II

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    World War II

  • Prices for industrial stocks doubled

  • Hitler elected chancellor of Germany

  • German-Italian "Axis" is formed

  • Japan invades central China

  • Hitler annexes Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia

  • Hitler cancels German-Polish non-aggression act

  • Germany invades Poland

    World War 2 starts!
  • Russia invades Poland

  • Poland surrenders

  • Russia invades Finland

  • WInston Chuchhill becomes Britains Prime Minister

  • France surrenders

  • Japan joins the axis

  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    U.S. is pulled into WW 2
  • Hitler makes himself military commander in cheif

  • German boats sink ships along U.S. east coast

  • Battle of Midway

  • Allies invade Sicily

  • Allies invade Italy's mainland

  • Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of western allied forces

  • D-Day

  • B-29 bombers begin to bomb Tokyo from one of their islands

  • Russians liberate Aushwitz death camp

  • Battle of Iwo Jima ends

  • Allies liberate Buchenwald death camp

  • President Roosevelt dies

  • American and Russian forces meet!

  • Mussolini executed by Italian resistance

  • Hitler committs suicide

  • U.S. tests atomic bomb

  • Hiroshima destroyed by atomic bomb

  • Russia declares war on Japan

  • Japan surrenders and WW2 ends.