World War II

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    Walter Model

    A German general. Extremly loyal to Hitler. His nickname was Hitler's Fireman. He was closely related to Hitler.
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    Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin wsa the leader of the Communiest Party of The Soviet Union.
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    Benito Mussolini

    Mussolini was the leader of Italy.
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    The Holocaust

    Hitler begins what he called "final solution" which was the organized murder of all Europenan Jews under his control. In the beginning Nazi's would murder Jews or sent them to forced labor camps. But later on they found that it didn't satisfy them. In 1942 they sent Jews into specially designed labor camps. By 1945 Nazis had killed about two thirds of European Jews; six million Jews. (2nd paragraph continued on word document)
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    Adolf Hitler

    Hitler was first Chancellor of Germany from January 30, 1933 to April 30, 1945. And was the Fuherer from August 2, 1934 to April 30, 1945. Adolf Hitler was the founder of the leader of the Nazi Party and created the Nazi Youth. He caused one of tragic events in History, the Holocaust. Which killed two- thirds of the Jewish population. Hitler was anti semestic and prejudice towards Jews, and gypsys and belived Germans were the superior race.
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    Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Mussolini conducted Italy to invade Ethiopia. Ethiopians lost due to Italy's massive weaponary force. The League of Nations voted sanctions for Italy violating an interantional law. However they did not enforce it. Italy got away witth it, and conquerd Ethiopia.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    Hitler build up Germany's army and than marchs it into the Rhineland. The Rhineland was a demilitarized zone set up by the Treaty of Versailles. So Germany's actions had violated the Treaty.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    This was a Union of Germany and Austria. After WWII most of the German speaking people in Austria wanted a German Republic. However this was forbidden to the Treaty of Versailles.
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    Spanish Cival War

    The Spanish Civil War was a war started initially by a military rebellion. General, Fransico Franco led a revolt that turned into a mass cival war. Hitler and Mussolini sent forces to help Franco. United States, Britain, and France did remain neutral, however individuals from those countires joined in and fought side by side with loyaltists. Many groups of people got involved into this war.
  • Formation of the Rome - Berlin -Tokyo

    An alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Known as the Axis powers. All three nations goal was to fight off Soviet Communism. And they agreed not to intefere with one anothers territorial expansion.
  • Air raid on Guernica

    Air raid on Guernica
    The Air raid on Guernica was when Germany bombed a Spanish market. It caused about 1,600 deaths, and was one of the worst atrocities in the war.
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    Neville Chamberlain

    Chamberlain was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Munich Conference

    This was a conference where Hitler meets with heads of the states of France, UK, and Italy. There they came to an agreement and sanction that Hitler a can annex Sudetenland promising he dosen't invade anywhere else. Once again the Treaty of Versailles continues to use appeasement, and gives into the demands of Hitler.This shows weakness, and Hitler sees it. They do not realize this and and give into Hitlers demand hoping to soon see pacifism. (2nd paragraph continous on word document)
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    The Annexation of Czechslovakia

    The annexation of Czechoslovakia began with the northern and western parts of Czechoslovakia. Hitler wanted the Sudetenland into Germany and he wanted to leave the rest of Czechoslovakia weak.
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    Fransico Franco

    Fransico Franco was the Caudillo of Spain.
  • Nazi- Soviet Pact

    Nazi- Soviet Pact
    Hitler announces a non agreession pact with Stalin. This created a peacful relationship. Both agreed to not get into war if one or the other went to divide up Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe.
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    Invasion of Poland

    A week after signing the Nazi Soviet Pact ,German forces invade Poland showing Hitler's blizkrieg. This begins the start of WWI.
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    Fall of France

    The Fall of France was when the Germans came from the north and headed towards Paris, and Italy came from the south declaring war on France. This left France with no option but to surrender, and set France up to be a puppet state. France lost because they had not thought of putting the Maginot line all the way around France. And by not doing so it was easier excess for Germany.
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    The Formation of Vichy also cuased this. Ex army officals fought against the Germans in France. Army officials escaped from the fall of France. They were led by Charles de Gaulle and helped drive out the Germans during the Allies' invasion of France, and worked to take down the Nazi Party.
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    Battle of Britain

    German Air Force countinuosly bombing Lodon and other cities. Battle of Britain was the German air force's attempt to gain superiority Britain. This was a failure for Germany.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    Germany's puppet state that was set up in Southern France after France was invaded and were forced to surrender.
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    Operation Barbarossa

    This was when Hitler breaks the Nazi -Soviet Pact and invades into Russia. He unleashed another blitzkrieg in the soviet, about three million German soilders invaded.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Early December 7, 1941 General Tojo Hideki of Japan ordered an attack with airplanes and bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii under the U.S radar. 2,400 lives were token. The next day president Roosevelt fiercely ordered war on Japan.
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    Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway is regarded as one of the most important naval battles in WWII, these naval ships used sonar and radar. It was a battle of U.S.against Japan. Six months before, Japan had attacked America by bombing Pearl Harbor. Americans and Allies took that offensive. They were also on the offensive about Japan capturing territories throughout Asia. This also started a island hopping campaign, the goal is to recapture some of Japenese held islands. (Continue on Word Document)
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    This was one of the costliest battles in the war. Hitler went into battle with Germany for Stalin's city (Stalingrad).
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    El Alamein

    This was a really good victory for Britain. It stopped the Germans from continuing to invade North Africa.
  • D- DAY

    D- DAY
    This was a victorious day. The Allies invaded France and fought Germany . More than 9,000 allied soilders were injured or wounded. This was a major turning point of WWII.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Battle foght over two winter months and was the last major Nazi offensive against the allies in two on their way towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves.
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    Iwo Jima

    This was a battle that showed that Japan was not going to give up, and was willing to fight to death. 1944 young pilots chose to become Kamikazes which were pilots eho undertook suicide missons crashing their explosive- laden airplanes into American warships.
  • V-E DAY

    The Soviets enter, and Germany is forced to surrender. This marks the end of Hitler's war. Also Mussolini was captured ans executed. The soviets entered through Berlin and Hitler committed suicide. Finally after 12 years Hitler's "thousand -year Reich" was destroyed.
  • Descion to make Atomic Weapons

    Truman met with other Allied leaders in the city of Postdam, Germany. And they decided to give Japan a warning to surrender or to face the atomic bombs. However Japan did not listen but ingnored the warning. Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic bombs anytime after August 3 1945. On August 6, 1945 U.S. launched an atomic bomb into Hiroshima, The United States dropped a second atomic bomb after another no respond from Japan on August 8 . Paragraph1 and 2 countinues in word document)
  • V-J DAY

    This day is known as "Victory over Japan Day". And a finish to the " island hopping" campaign.
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    Winston Churchill

    Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom . Winston Churchill is one of the most famous British Prime Ministers. He warned British of any threat by Nazi Germany. Churchill took Chamberlain's place after Neville Chamberlain failed to keep Norway safe from Germany. Churchill's courage inspired Britain in the worst days. His heroism, character, and actions were powerful in World War II. ( 2nd paragraph on Word Document)
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    Charles DeGaulle

    De Gaulle was a French general and statesman, leader of the Free French during World War II.