World War II

  • Japanese attack on Manchuria

    Japanese attack on Manchuria
    The Japanese conqured Manchuria for their resources and land which threatened the peace in Asia. The Japanese tried to industrialize Manturia.
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    The Holocaust began when Hitler became chancellor of Germany. During the Holocaust, millions of people were persecuted in Hitler's way of creating a superior race. Most of the victims where Jewish. He set up concentration camps and kill anyone who were not Arians. In the concentration camps, people were put to harsh labors and they were used as experimental materials for medical purposesIn the end, Hilter carried out his plan of "the Final Solution",to wipe out the Jewish population in Europe.
  • The Japanese withdraw from the League of Nations

    The Japanese withdraw from the League of Nations
    The League of Nations protested that Japan should not expand further. However, the Japanese ignored the protest and withdrew form the League of Nations, leading to further expansion.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    Hitler comes in power by the people's support and brings Natzism which changes the political system in Germany.
  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles
    Hitler threatens the peace and this could be seen as Hilter wanting a war.
  • German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws

    German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws
    This is the beginning of the tragedy for Jews. It later brings holocaust in Germany which is brutal and inhumane.
  • The Spanish Civil War

    The Spanish Civil War
    Germans supported Franco during the Civil War by sending troops and supplyinf for war because he was interested in natural resources in Spain. He also wanted to test out war tactics.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    The Munich Conference was a meeting amoung Germany, Britain, France, and Italy. In this meeting, the European Nations appeaed Germany to keep peace in Europe by respecting Czechoslovakia's new boarders. This event gives more power for Hilter to expand his powers.
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    World War II

  • Germany attacks Poland

    Germany attacks Poland
    Hitler breaks the promise made in the Munich Conference. This event led to another World War.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war on Germany
    In response to Hilter's attack on Poland, the European rulers declared a war on Germany to stop Hilter. This was the beginning of Wordl War II.
  • U.S proclaims its nuetrality

    U.S proclaims its nuetrality
    The United States decided to stay out of the war, however support the allies with supplies to stop Germany.
  • Hitler attacked Norway & Denmark

    Hitler attacked Norway & Denmark
    Hitler attacks Norway and Denmark in a surprise invasion and this expands the power of Germany evenmore. By conquering the land, the Natzi built bases to prepare for a strike on Great Britain.
  • Hitler attacks Paris

    Hitler attacks Paris
    Hitler makes a move to attack Paris, which is one of the allied nations. This becomes a huge threat to Britain.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    The France surrendered to Germany. This is sifnificant because Hitler's axis' Power expands. Hitler declares that Brtain will be the next target and leads Britain to prepare for the attack. This is symbolic because this is how World War I should have ended.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Germany attacked many cities in Brtiatin such as London. Because of the well prepared military system, Britian was able to protect its country from Germany invading and this suppressed Hilter. Also, many German aircrafts were lost.
  • Germany attacks U.S destroyer

    Germany attacks U.S destroyer
    Germany wants cut off the supply from the U.S to the allied countries and also bring the U.S into war by making them break the Neutrality Act. Unfortunately, U. S maintains the act and does not join the war.
  • Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
    Japan's surprise attack provoked the United States to end its neutral stance on World War II and join the Allies. The attack caused many casualties in Hawaii.
  • United States and Britain declare war on Japan

    United States and Britain declare war on Japan
    The U. S Congress declared war on Japan because of Japan's surprise attack. This also lead to the U.S congress declaring war on the Axis.
  • Hitler declares war on the United States

    Hitler declares war on the United States
    This event finalizes that the U.S has joined the World War II and Hitler and his Axis power will fight against them.
  • Doolittle’s raid on Japan

    Doolittle’s raid on Japan
    This was significant because the United States revenged on the Japanese for Pearl Harbor's attack by bombing Tokyo. This proved that Japan is vulnerable to attack.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    This battle was significant because it was considered as the Allies’s victory even though U. S had more casualties. Allies were able to stop the Japanese from expanding power Southward.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle lead the Japanese to retreat from taking all of Pacific Islandand. The U.S successfully destroyed huge number of Japanese planes and stopped them to show the power of the U.S military.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The Allied army took Japanese forces out from the Pacific Islands of Guadalcanal to stop the Japanese from expanding their power in Southeast Asia and Pacific's.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle was between the Soviet Union and Germany. Over million German soldiers died but Hitler did not surrender. In the end, the Germans surrendered and retreated back west. This was significant because it put Germans in defensive position.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    By the allies’s surprise attack, the axis power retreated west. The British was able to win back Africa, which was their land originally.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    This was a battle in the Phillipenes between the AJapnese and the Allies who were led by General Douglas MacArthur. This battle was significant because evthough there were many casulties for the Allies, they made the Japanese to retreat.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Allied force led by American general Dwight D. Eisenhower landed in Morocco and Algeria to fight Rommel’s troops. The Allied force crushed the Afrika Korps.
  • Invasion of Italy

    Invasion of Italy
    British and America invaded Sicily and took over Italy. Even though the Allied powers won, they fought until the Germans surrendered. During this battle, the Italian resistance fought against German soldiers and found and killed Mussolini.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    During this battle there were countless number of casualties due to the battle to get France back. The victorious Allies liberated France, Belgium, and Luxembourg and prepared themselves to attack Germany.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Hitler had to fight the war in two fonts, the American and British Force from the west, and the Soviets from the east. This was a crucial battle to win the war and seize Hitler. As a result, the Allies won and it lead Hitler to kill himself.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Japnese had lost in this battle. They los 100,000 troops while Americans lost only 12,000. It was a desperate fight for the Japanese.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    To end the war quickly, America used a new weapon called A-bomb to attack Japan. Because of too many deaths in Japan, they surrendered and the war ended with Allies' victory. (Nagasaki's bombing occured 3 days later on August 9.)
  • Japanese surrender

    Japanese surrender
    After two atomic bombs were the key events to end the WWII. To prevent farther damage and death in Japan, Japanese finally surrendered and all the axis surrendered to the Allies.