World War II By hmiles2 Mar 23, 1934 Mao Zedong Heads the Long March The Long March, headed by Mao Zedongm was a 6,000-mile journey by Communists fleeing from Jiang Jieshi's Nationalist forces. Sep 3, 1939 Germany Invades Poland Causing France and Britain to Declare War on Germany Hitler surpirse attacked Poland on September 1st with a new military strategy called blitzkrieg. In result, France and Great Britain declare war on Germany two days later. Dec 7, 1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor Japanese attack Pearl Harbor under Isoroku Yamamato because he thought Hawaii was a dagger pointed at Japans throat. The attack killed more than 2,300 Americans. May 7, 1945 Germany Surrenders Because Hilter had commited suicide, General Eisenhower accepted Germany's unconditional surrender from the German military. This took place after the Battle of the Bulge. Jun 26, 1945 The United Nations Form The United Nations is an international peacekeeping organization created to provide security to the nations of the world. Aug 17, 1945 Allies use atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Because the Americans knew that the Japanese were never going to give up and they wanted a quick victory, they decided to use atomic bombs. Inspired by Albert Einstein, the bombs were devastating.