World War II

  • MaoZedong heads Long March

    Mao Zedong was the leader of the communist party in China. He led 100,000 men to retreat from the Nationalists who were chasing them on the 8,000 mile journey. By the end of the journey, only 30,000 men remained alive.
  • Germany invades Poland; France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

    Adolf Hitler led Germany to try and take over Europe, by first annexing smaller territories. Then they invaded Poland, which potentially started World War II.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan wanted the United States to become involved in the War. To make us notice what was going on, the Japanese bombed pearly harbor, Hawaii in 1941. We then became engaged in the. war.
  • United Nations formed

    The UN was formed to acheive peace throughout the world. After many losses during World War I and II, we needed to stop all of the fighting. The UN is still in use today to solve worldy conflicts.
  • Germany surrenders

    Hitler finally comitted suicide after attempted assasinations against him. They Germany surrendered soon after.
  • Allies use atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Allies built two bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, called Fat Man and Little Boy. They caused mass destruction and killed about 400,000 people total. This helped bring World War II to a close.