World War II

  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan successfully invades Manchuria and unleashes its military and political forces. This was Japan's attempt to gain control over the whole province.
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  • Anti-Cominterm Pact

    Germany signed the Anti Cominterm Pact with Japan, going against the Soviet Union and Communist movement.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invaded China and by doing this, she established the war in the Pacific.
  • Munich Agreement

    Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich Agreement which makes the Czechoslovak Republic surrender the Sudetenland.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Poland surrenders to Germany after her defeat.
  • War on Germany

    France and Britain declare war on Germany to gaurantee Poland's borders.
  • Invasion

    Germany invades Denmark and Norway; Denmark surrenders, while Norway holds out until June 6.
  • Italy Enters War

    Italy enters the war and invades France on June 21.
  • Battle of Britain

    The air war of the Battle of Britain, fought between the Germans and British, was won by the Royal Air Force in the end.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, becoming known as the Axis Powers.
  • Italy invades Greece

    From Albania, Italy invades Greece.
  • Bulgaria Joins

    Bulgaria joins the Axis powers.
  • Declaration of War on U.S.

    Nazi Germany and its Axis partners declare war on America.
  • Invasion into Soviet Union

    Nazi Germany and its Axis partners invade the Soviet Union.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, a chief American base.
  • U.S. and British

    U.S. and British navies halt the Japanese naval advance in the central Pacific at Midway.
  • U.S. stop Japan island-hopping

    U.S. troops halt Japan island-hopping advance towards Australia at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
  • El Alamein

    El Alamein
    British troops defeat the Germans and Italians at El Alamein in Egypt.
  • Landings in French North America

    U.S. and British troops land at several points on the beaches of Algeria and Morrocco.
  • Liberation of Rome

    The U.S. liberate Rome.
  • Normandy

    British and American troops land on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Home Army rises against Germany

    The non-communist underground Home Army rises up against Germany in hopes of liberating Warsaw before the Soviet Union troops arrived. However, they had to surrender to Germany in the beginning of October.
  • Land in Philippines

    U.S. land in the Phillippines.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Nazi Germany at last surrendered to the Allies in Europe.
  • Hiroshima

    The United States dropped boms on Hiroshima.
  • Nagasaki

    America drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Japan successfully surrendered to the Allies, ending World War II.