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World War II

  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    The agreement reached in 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union in which both agreed not to attack the other in case of war and to divide any conquered territories.
  • War Begins

    War Begins
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
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    World War II

  • Warsaw Surrenders

    Warsaw surrenders on September 27. The Polish government flees to exile via Romania. Germany and the Soviet Union divide Poland between them.
  • Italy Enters the War

    Italy invades southern France
  • Germany Invades Denmark and Norway

    Denmakr then surrenders on the day of the attack. Norway holds out until June 9th.
  • Germany Attacks Western Europe

    Luxembourg is occupied on May 10 .The Netherlands surrenders on May 14. Belgium surrendrs on May 28.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact
  • Italy Invades Greece and Albania

  • Bulgaria Joins the Axis

  • Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece

    Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece, whom are both swiftly curshed. Also, on the same day, Britsh Generals O'Connor and Neame were captured by German forces in North Africa
  • Yugoslavia Invasion

    Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Bulgaria invade Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia surrenders on April 17. Germany and Bulgaria invade Greece to support the Italians. The Resistance in Greece stops in early June of 1941
  • Atlantic Conference

    FDR and Churchill approve the Atlantic Charter which supported self-determination, a new permanent system of general security (and the right of people to regain governments abolished by dictators.
  • Pearl Habor in Japan

    Pearl Harbor was a United States Navy base located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. This was when the Japanese launched a suprise attack on the U.S. military base. The goal of the Japanese atack wat to cipple the Paciic fleet, making diffulculties for the United States to enter the growing second World War.
  • Theater of War

    Theater of War was on Decmeber 7th and 8th 1941. It was heavy fighting across Europe from Germany's invasion of Poland to Japan's suprise on Pearl Harbor.
  • U.S Declares War on Japn

    The United States enters the war by decaring war on Japan. Japanes troops land in the Philippines, French Indochina and British Singapore.
  • Germany and Axis declare War on U.S

  • Germany Opens Eastern Front

    Germany and the axis powers launch a new offensive against hte Soviet Union. The German troops fought their way to Stalingrad and secured the Crimean Peninsula.
  • Internment

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States justified their action by claiming tht the Japanese in the United States were spies for Japan. Justice Antonin Scalla predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII.
  • Casablanca Conference

    FDR and Churchill agree to step up Pacific war, invade Sicily, increase pressure on Italy and insist on an unconditional surrender of Germany.
  • End of North Africa Campaign

    The Axis forces in Tunisia surrender to the Allies.
  • German Tank Attack near Kursk

    The Gemans launch a massive tank attack near Kursk in the Soviet Union. The Soviets stop the attack and launch an initiative of their own.
  • US and British troops land on sicily

    By Mid August they gain complete control of Sicily.
  • Grand Council deposes Benito Mussolini

    This enables the Italian marshall Pietro Badoglio to form a new government.
  • Teheran Conference

    The allies agree to launch attacks from Russia on the east at the same time as US and Great Britain attack from west.
  • Operation Overlord

    It was a secret name for the invsion of northwest Europe. D-Day was one of the most famous day in WWII, the Allies invade France with over 130,000 American, British and Canadian troops.
  • Yalt Conference

    Yalta is on the Black Sea coast of the Crimea and a war meeting. It was a safe for those participating. The "Big Three" were at this meeting: Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and F.D.R.
  • Germany Surrenders to the Allies

    Germany unconditionally surrenders to the Allies, ending the war in Europe.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Pres. Truman met with Stalin and Churchill and agreed that Japan must surrender or risk destruction. Atomic bomb successfully tested on July 16 and then dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
  • Little Boy

    The bomb nicknamed, "Little Boy." was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, on the Island of Japan, instantly killing 80,000 people and thousands more who died, due to radiation. Japan did not surrender after this first Atomic Bomb but would surrender after "Fat Man" was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.
  • Fat Man

    The atomiic bomb, "Fat Man", is dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki killing 87,000 people. This was the final, major act of WWII.
  • United Nations

    A way to bring nations together to work for peace and development, based on justice, dignity and human well-being
  • Nuremberg Trials

    A series of military tribunals held by the victorious Allied forces following World War II in which many Nazi leades were prosecuted for war crimes.