World War II

  • Japan's Invasion of China

    Japan's Invasion of China
    The Japanese invaded Manchuria in hope to gain more natural resources to support their expansion and military.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    The Invasion of Poland was the first operation of the Second World War in Europe.German forces invaded poland.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    German forces invade Poland to regain territory and for Hitler to take control.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Air campaign started by the German Air Force against Great Britain. First day of the bombing of Britain.
  • Tripartite pact

    Tripartite pact
    A pact between Germany, Italy, and Japan that established the axis powers.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The United States supplied their allies with material needed during the war, but after the war it was expected to be paid back in some sort of way.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    Also known as the Leningrad Blockade, German forces took over the USSR's second largest city and a major industrial city.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Surprise bombing attack on the U.S naval base in Hawaii. Pushed America to fighting in the war.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    A meeting between the Nazi officials to decide what to do with the Jewish people.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    One of the most important naval battles of World War 2. Destroyed Japan's naval system when the United States four of their aircraft carriers.
  • D-Day

    Allied forces invaded Northern France, by fighting on the beaches of Normandy.
  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    Allie leaders decided what to do on the division of territory in Europe.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    Allies wanted to conquer these Japanese islands so they could try to take over their capital. Many men were lost on both sides and was a sign the end of the war was near.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler and his wife commited suicide, Himself by gunshot and poison and her by poison. Killed himself to save some misery to what would become of him after the war.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The day that ended World War 2. German forces surrendered in Europe.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    When Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill decided what to do with Germany and Poland after World War 2.
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The United States dropped the atomic bombs first on Hiroshima then on Nagasaki. This is the only time nuclear warfare have ever been used. Caused Japan to surrender to U.S.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Victory over Japan day. Japan had surrended after the United States had dropped 2 atomic bombs.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    26 nations against the axis powers came together to sign an international peace treaty.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    U.S would give help to those threatened by the communist by the Soviet Union. Led to the start of the Cold War.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Named after the Secretary of State who thought the United States should provide economic help to restore the economy of Europe.
  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Trade Organization, an international military aliance.
  • Mao Zedong and The People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong and The People’s Republic of China
    On October 1st Mao created the People's Republic of China, he turned China into a communist type government and set himself as the leader.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Conflict between the non-communist South Korea and communist North Korea.
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    After Stalin died, Krushchev rose to power and took the position of first secretary of the Communist Party. After he got that postion he slowly started taking control over the new established ruler Malenkov.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    A military alliance of communist nations in Eastern Europe. Formed a dominating Russian military.
  • Sputnik

    First artificial Earth Satellite. Made by the Soviet Union
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Cuban exiles trained by the United States to invade Cuba but was unsuccessful.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    A wall built by the German Demographic Republic that cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    When the United States and the Soviet Union almost had a nuclear war during the Cold War
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Ended on this date, the Vietnam War was fought so the coomunist north could take over the south.
  • Gorbachev

    The final ruler of the Soviet Union. helped bring an end to the cold war and helped remove communism from the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    The Soviet Union broke apart into 15 different countries, a 'triumph' of democracy over totalitarianism.