The Japanese invaded Manchuria in hope to gain more natural resources to support their expansion and military.
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
German forces invade Poland to regain territory and for Hitler to take control.
Battle of Britain
Air campaign started by the German Air Force against Great Britain. First day of the bombing of Britain.
A pact between Germany, Italy, and Japan that established the axis powers.
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
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
Surprise bombing attack on the U.S naval base in Hawaii. Pushed America to fighting in the war.
A meeting between the Nazi officials to decide what to do with the Jewish people.
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.
Allied forces invaded Northern France, by fighting on the beaches of Normandy.
The Yalta Conference
Allie leaders decided what to do on the division of territory in Europe.
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 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.
The day that ended World War 2. German forces surrendered in Europe.
When Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill decided what to do with Germany and Poland after World War 2.
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.
Victory over Japan day. Japan had surrended after the United States had dropped 2 atomic bombs.
Formation of the U.N.
26 nations against the axis powers came together to sign an international peace treaty.
U.S would give help to those threatened by the communist by the Soviet Union. Led to the start of the Cold War.
Named after the Secretary of State who thought the United States should provide economic help to restore the economy of Europe.
The North Atlantic Trade Organization, an international military aliance.
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.
Conflict between the non-communist South Korea and communist North Korea.
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.
A military alliance of communist nations in Eastern Europe. Formed a dominating Russian military.
First artificial Earth Satellite. Made by the Soviet Union
Bay of Pigs
Cuban exiles trained by the United States to invade Cuba but was unsuccessful.
A wall built by the German Demographic Republic that cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin
Cuban Missile Crisis
When the United States and the Soviet Union almost had a nuclear war during the Cold War
Ended on this date, the Vietnam War was fought so the coomunist north could take over the south.
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
The Soviet Union broke apart into 15 different countries, a 'triumph' of democracy over totalitarianism.