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World War II

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    Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain was the prime minister of Great Britain when WWII began.
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    Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill was a leader in Great Britain throughout World War Two.
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    Josef Stalin

    Josef Stalin was the leader of the USSR in Russia throughout WWII.
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    Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini was the leader of Italy during WWII.
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    General Hideki Tojo

    General Hideki Tojo was the prime minister of Japan during WW2, and was the one who ordered the attack of Pearl Harbor.
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    Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler was a dictator in Germany from the beginning to the end of WWII, and is the leader of the Holocaust and leader of the Nazi Party.
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    Charles DeGaulle

    Charles DeGaulle was the leader of the Free French during WWII.
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    Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco was the leader of the Spanish Civil War.
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    The Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the mass killing of 6 million European Jews and any other race that Hitler didn't approve of. The Holocaust was Hitler's attempt in extermination of races through work camps, concentration camps, and killing.
  • Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian invasion of Ethiopia
    On October 3, 1935 Benito Mussolini was able to invade Ethiopia to boost Italian national prestige.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    Occupation of the Rhineland
    In March of 1936, Hitler orderd his troops to take control of the demilitarized Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles.
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    The Spanish Civil War

    In the Spanish Civil war, Franco Francisco fought among nationailsts with the help of Hitler and Germany to takeover Italy, creating a fascist government.
  • Air raid on Guernica

    Air raid on Guernica
    Known as the rehearsal of the war, Germany bombed the spanish town of Guernica to test their airplanes, killing thousands.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    Hitler, on his quest to annex all German-speaking nations to Germany,wanted to reunite Germany with his homeland, Austria, so he created the union with Austria, called the Anschluss.
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference
    The Munich Conference was a meeting between Neville Chamberlain from Britain, Eduoard Daladier from France, Benito Mussolini from Italy, and Adolf Hitler from Germany discussing the annexing of the Sudetenland. Here Hitler met with representatives of the heads of state from France, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    March 15, 1939
  • Nazi Soviet Pact

    In 1939, Russia and Germany's leaders, Stalin and Hitler, signed a non-aggression pact called the Nazi Soviet Pact, allowing Hitler to invade Poland, and have Russia as an ally for the war.
  • Invasion of Poland

    On September 1, 1939, Hitler sent in his German military, the Wehrmacht, to invade Poland, starting the first military engagement of WII. Also around this time began pacifism, a belief that war and violence is not right. Pacifism was very common during World War II.
  • Fall of France

    On June 22, 1940, France surrendered from the Battle of France against the Germans, hurting France's government and the weakening surrounding countries.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    The Vichy Regime was the French government that was created after the Third Republic.
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    June 28 1940, Charles DeGaulle was recognized by the British as the leader of the Free French: a movement to continue warfare against Germany.
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    Battle of Britain

  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis
    On September 27, 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, which became known as the Axis alliance, promising to be allies for war to come.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa was the name of the invasion when Nazi Germany invaded Russia.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor occured on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, to prevent them from interfereing with naval affairs in Japan.
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    Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was a naval battle where the U.S. Navy defeated the Imperial Navy, weakening Japan.
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    El Alamein

    In the battle of El Alamein a German General named Romme tried to fight off the Allied defensive positions with his African allied troops, however the defense stayed after the fighting ended.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad, known as the "turning point" of World War II, was a battle where Nazi Germany its allies fought the Soviet Unionto take over Stalingrad, in southern Russia.
  • D-Day

    D-Day was the day when the allied forces went to Normandy, France to fight the German Nazis, and defeat Hitler.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge was a launched German attack against the Western Front.
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    Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima was an important battle when the United States took over the pacific island, Iwo Jima, from Japan.
  • V-E Day

    Known as the Victory in Europe, V-E day marked the very end of Hitler's war.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing thousands of people.Also around this time period, radar and sonar technology began to be used. Radars were used in aircrafts to detect other planes and bases, and sonar technology was used to detect submarines, ships, and naval bases from underwater. This modern technology was important and very useful in fighting the war.
  • V-J Day

    On August 15, 1945, the Allies celebrated their great victory over Japan. This day marked the end of the war in the Pacific, but most importantly the final end of WWII.