World War II

  • Annexation of Sudetenland

    Annexation of Sudetenland
    Germany took control of Sudetenland after lots of debate. Sudetenland was a space between Czechoslovakia and Germany. The Munich Conference decided that it would belong to Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese did an attack on the U.S. naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This caused the U.S. to get involved in the war.
  • The Philippines

    The Philippines
    The Japanese attempted to invade the Philippines after Pearl Harbor. The Philippines was a U.S. territory, and eventually the U.S. came to protect it, and beat the Japanese.
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
    A site that constructed bombs for the Manhattan Project. It's biggest project was the Trinity Test where they tested a plutonium bomb on site. It stopped construction of bombs after 1945 and continued research in nuclear energy for NASA.
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  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt made Japanese internment camps in fear of Japanese Spies. To this day it's considered one of the most terrible events in U.S. history. The president apologized after it ended.
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    Battle at Midway

    The Battle of Midway was a naval battle in the Pacific Theatre. It was a battle between the U.S. and the Japanese. Japan hoped to weaken the U.S. from the battle, but they ultimately lost to the U.S.
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal was the very first major victory by the Allies in the Pacific Theatre. The Japanese were positioned at the Soloman Islands, and the U.S. managed to take an air base over.
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    This battle was between Russian forces and Nazi Germany/Axis powers in the city of Stalingrad. This is known as one of the most brutal and hardest battles in modern warfare. More than 2 million soldiers battled in tight areas where Russian citizens and soldiers were either injured or killed. This was a turning point for the Allied Powers, since Russia pulled through at the end.
  • Island-hopping

    A military strategy that the U.S. used against Japan. The U.S. went to nearby islands and supplied defenses. This strategy helped the United States gain control of surrounding countries in the Pacific theatre against Japan.
  • D-Day

    D-Day was also known as Operation Overlord. It was an invasion from the U.S. that ended up pushing back the Germans in 1944
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    Meeting at Yalta

    It was a meeting of three of the World War 2 allies leaders including, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. They talked about the end of the war, and also about the League of Nations.
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    Fall of Berlin

    A battle against Germany that took over Berlin, and resulted in the U.S. winning the war. It resulted in Germany surrendering on May 2nd, 1945.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    Hitler knew that the war was coming to an end when the Berlin Wall fell so him and his wife went into his bunker. This is where Hitler poisoned his wife and killed himself. After he passed, the soldiers found a letter blaming the Jews for the war written by Hitler.
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    Meeting at Potsdam

    A meeting of the three Allied leaders at the time, Truman, Stalin, and Churchill. They talked about how they would handle Germany after the war such as punishments.
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    The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. It killed between 129,000 - 226,000 people in 67 Japanese cities. After the bombing, radiation poisoning continued to devastate Japanese citizens. This event brought an end to the war since Japan signed a peace treaty after.