World War II

By Mikey11
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    Josef Stalin as head of Soviet Union in Russia

    After Germany attacked Russia, the Russians joined the Allies. The Russians stopped the Axis Powers from expanison in Russia in the battles of Moscow and Stalingrad.
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    Benito Mussolini Ruling Italy

    Mussolini was the ruler of Italy during WWII. He arranged an alliance with Germany and Japan. Together, these three nations worked to conquer Europe.
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    The Holocaust

    Hitler organized the brutal attack on jews and others who did not agree with the German policies. Hitler organized "The Final Solution" which was a plan to get rid of all jews. About 11 million people died because of this hatred by Hitler.
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    Adolf Hitler Ruling Germany

    Adolf Hitler was the fuher of Germany from 1934-1945. He organized the Nazi party and ordered the killing of jews all over.
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    Italian Invasion of Ethiopia

    The Italians were angry about an earlier loss to Ethiopians in years before, so they decided to attack again. This time, the Italians conquered Ethiopia easily because of Ethiopia's lack of modern weapons.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    The Germans entered the Rhineland, avoiding the rules put on them by the Treaty of Versailles.
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    The Spanish Civil War

    This was a conflict between the nationalists and the loyalists. The U.S remained neutral during this conflict.
  • Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    This axis was formed by a series of agreements made by Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  • Air Raid on Guernica

    Germany had new and improved aircraft and weapons. Guernica was the victim of the test and over 1,000 people died in the attack.
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    Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of UK

    Neville signed the Munich agreement to give the Sudetenland to Germany. He also had an appeasment foreign policy which was a policy to try and avoid war.
  • Munich Conference

    The leaders of Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy met in Munich, Germany and Hitler demanded possession of the Sudetenland.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler decided he needed more land for his people, so he invaded Czechoslovakia.
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    Francisco Franco as head of Spain

    Francisco Franco was a Spanish general, dictator, and leader of the nationalist military in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    This was an agreement with Stalin and Hitler not to fight and to divide up land in Eastern Europe and Poland. Hitler signed it because he did not want to fight the USSR and the Western democracies at the same time.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    When the Germans attacked Poland, France declared war on Germany. This was the start of World War II.
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    Charles DeGaulle

    Charles DeGaulle led the French forces during WWII. He also organized the Free French forces.
  • Fall of France

    Germany and Italy invaded France and after this Germany controlled northern France while using the southern part as a puppet state, being the capital of the Vichy.
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    This was started by a general named Charles de Gaulle who escaped to Britain. There were 1,300,000 members by the end of the war in Europe.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    This was the puppet state for Germany and it was formed after the fall of France.
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    Battle Of Britain

    This battle was fought entirely in the air. The objective of this battle was to gain control over the RAF.
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    Operation Barbarossa

    This was an attack on Russia which was based on blitzkrieg. Hitler thought that Germans needed more living space.
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    Hideki Tojo as Prime Minister of Japan

    Hideki Tojo planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tojo realized that he could not win the win in 1945, so he shot himself, but survived. Hideki Tojo was executed on December 23, 1948.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan wanted war with the U.S, so they attacked Pearl Harbor. This attack killed many people and destroyed many american ships.
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    Battle of Midway

    This battle was fought over a U.S base at Midway atoll.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Hitler tried to take over the city of Stalingrad in Russia. After the Germans were defeated, they were in full retreat.
  • D-Day

    This was the battle that U,S had to try and gain control into Germany. After many deaths, the U.S finally gained control.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    This battle was fought during the winter of 1944-1945. Hitler tried to break the alliance between France, Britain, and the U.S because he thought that they were not strong, so he could win easily.
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    Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima was set for the U.S to take the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. This was one of the fiercest wars of WWII because the japanese positions on the island were heavily fortified.
  • V-E Day

    This is the day that the Allies celebrated their victory in Europe during WWII.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    The U.S decided to drop an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This killed over 73,000 people.
  • V-J Day

    Japan surrendered to the Allies ending WWII. This day is known as "Victory over Japan Day".
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    Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of UK

    Winston led his country into a victory against the Nazi's and the Axis Powers during WWII.