How and why world war 2

World War II

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    World War II

  • Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini
    Leader of Italy
    established facism party.
  • Joseph Stalin, Communist

    Joseph Stalin, Communist
    Joseph Stalin took control of Russia and the Soviet Union when the first leader of the Soviet union died. Wanted to make a model communist state.
  • Kellogg-briand pact

    Kellogg-briand pact
    62 nations, pledged to never make war again
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Was appointed chancelor (prime minister) in 1933
    führer (leader) of Nazi party.
  • Concentration camps

    Concentration camps
    Earliest was opened in 1933, camps where jews were moved and lived in hunger, humiliation and were worked to death.
  • Holocaust

    Systematic murder of 11 million people across Europe, more than half were jews.
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    Franklin Roosevelt
    President from 1933-1945,
  • Ethiopia

    Tens of thousands of italian troopsbuilt up.
  • Nuetrality acts

    Nuetrality acts
    Effort to keep U.S. out of future wars.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    Leader of Spain
  • Rhineland

    Military build up, demilatarized by versailes treaty.
  • Quarentine speech

    Quarentine speech
    Speech wich called upon peace-loving nations to quarentine aggressor nations.
  • German troops march into Austria

    German troops march into Austria
    Germans marched into Austria unopposed making Schuschnigg resign.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact
    Turned Sudetenlandover to Germany without a shot being fired.
  • Neville Chamberlain-"

    Neville Chamberlain-"
    British prime minister they signed the Munich Pact. Wanted to avoid war.
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill
    He is Chamberlains political rival.To him the Munich Pact was a sameful poilicy of appeasemant.
  • Kristallnact

    A night where Nazi gangs attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues.
  • Nonaggression Pact

    Nonaggression Pact
    Was between Germany and the Soviet Union. Agreement not to fight each other if you know what nonagression means. There was a second secret pact agreeing to divide Poland.
  • Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg is a military tactic. Surpise attack bah! Then overwhelm enemy with force.
  • Soviets invade Finland

    Soviets invade Finland
    After three months of winter fighting, Finland surrender.
  • Axis powers

    Axis powers
    Japan, Germany, and Italy. mutual defense treaty
  • election of 1940

    election of 1940
    Roosevelt was elected for the third time breaking the tradition begun by George Washington
  • Germans invade Denmark and Norway

    Germans invade Denmark and Norway
    Surprise invasion of Denmark and Norway. Hilter said it was to protect there freedom and independance.
  • Germans invade Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

    Germans invade Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
  • German and Italy invade France

    German and Italy invade France
    Italy invaded France from the south, and Germany from the north.
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britian
    Every night for two months bombers pounded London. September 17th ,1940 Hitler called of invasion of Britain
  • Lend-lease

    Act to lend or lease arms and other suplies, total cost of 50 billion
  • Hideki Tojo

    Hideki Tojo
    Leader of Japan,
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    Declaration of principals, secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. basically destroying the U.S. pacific fleet in one blow.
  • Philippines, Corregidor, Douglas MacArthur

    Philippines, Corregidor, Douglas MacArthur
    Battle of the Philippines , General Douglas MacArthur used Corregidor as Allied headquarters
  • Industrial Response

    Car factories would make tanks, planes, boats and command cars. Mechanical pencil makers made bomb parts. The soda drink company filled shells with explosives instead of bottles of soda.
  • Internment of Japanese

    Internment of Japanese
    Massive evacuation of Japanese from Hawaii. 110,000 Japanese Americans.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    Two objectives, sees oil rich Soviet fields, to capture Stalingrad.
  • Selective Service (& the G.I)

    Selective Service (& the G.I)
    After Pearl Harbor a lot of people wanted to join the army. Even though a lot of people wanted to join the army, it still wasn't enough so Selective Service drafted more people. G.I is a government issue.
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea
    Americans and Australians intercepted a Japanese strike force
  • Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)

    Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)
    The WAAC became law. George Marshall stated the WAAC. Women who volunteered would not recive the same rank or benifits.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    Suprise attack on Japanese. Japs got destroyed.
  • Guadalcanal

    Place of Japans first loss on land
  • The North African Front

    The North African Front
    The evasion of axis controled North Africa.
  • War Plans with Churchill and FDR

    War Plans with Churchill and FDR
    The war production board creates materials for war.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic
    Organizing ships into convoys. With improve tracking the alies were able to destroy German ships.
  • The Italian Campaign

    The Italian Campaign
    18 months of fighting alies drove Germans from Italian soils.
  • A. Phillip Randolph

    A. Phillip Randolph
    President of the Brotherhood of Sleepy Car Porters. Nation leading African American labor leader.
  • D-Day

    156,000 troops. Normandy penisula. Heavy casualties
  • The battle of Leyte Gulf & kamikazes

    The battle of Leyte Gulf & kamikazes
    Japan threw entire fleet into and tried out new suicide plane the kamakaze
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    German tanks broke through American defenses, captured 120 american G.I's. Took prisoners and killed them. Germans lost 120,000 troops and 600 tanks and 1600 planes.
  • Yalto

    Conference, made a new peace keeping body the U.N.
  • Battle of Iwa Jima

    Battle of Iwa Jima
    Most well defended island needed base for bombing runs
  • Truman becomes president

    Truman becomes president
    Roosevelt has a stroke and dies and Truman becomes president.
  • Unconditoinal Surrender/V-E Day

    Unconditoinal Surrender/V-E Day
    Hitler killed himself.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Japan's last defensive outpost. 7,600 Americans dead. 110,000 Japanese dead
  • Potsdam

    In defeated Germany, there to make blueprinst on how to get rid of the Nazi party
  • Nuremberg War Trials

    Nuremberg War Trials
    First time in history that leaders of nations were held legally responsible for their actions.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    Meant to create nuclear weapons. first detonated on Jul 16.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. in total estimating 200,000 people killed