World War II

  • Josef Stalin's Totalitarian Government

    Josef Stalin's Totalitarian Government
    In 1922 Josef Stalin took over the Soviet Union after Vladimir Lenin
  • Benito Mussolini's Fascist government in Italy

    Benito Mussolini's Fascist government in Italy
    Benito Mussolini and the Fascist Party take over the Italian Government.
  • Mein Kampf is published

    In 1925 Hitler publishes Mein Kampf which is a manifesto that explains the ideas of Nazism.
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria for resources.
  • Adolf Hitler's rise to power

    Adolf Hitler's rise to power
    Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor and after Hindenburg's death in 1934 he declares himself Fuhrer in Germany.
  • Third Reich forms

    The Third Reich was Germany under Nazi rule
  • Hitler announces he will rearm Germany

    Hitler builds up German Military despite going against Treaty of Versailles
  • Mussolini invades Ethiopia

    Mussolini invades Ethiopia to gain more territory for Italy
  • Francisco Franco rises to power in Spain

    Francisco Franco establishes totalitarianism in Spain
  • Hitler invades The Rhineland

    Hitler takes Rhineland with force which is against Treaty of Versailles
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Italy and Germany form an alliance which later becomes the Axis powers
  • Blitzkrieg

    Germany uses Blitzkrieg techniques to conquer quickly
  • Anschluss

    Hitler declares Austria part of Germany
  • Munich Agreement

    Neville Chamberlain agrees to give Sudetenland to Germany as long as Germany will stop invading other countries.
  • Phony War

    Period of time where nothing happened during war
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war after Nazis invade Poland
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Naval combat in Europe
  • Hitler invades Denmark and Norway

    Hitler presses into Denmark and then into Norway
  • Hitler invades Netherlands

    Hitler invades neutral Netherlands
  • Germany and Italy invade France

    Germany and Italy invade France
  • Philippe Petain signs Armistice with Germany

    Petain allows Germany to move into France
  • Battle of Britain

    Hitler's failed invasion of Britain
  • FDR signs Lend-Lease Act

    U.S. states they will loan supplies to countries that are necessary to the defense of U.S.
  • Office of Price Administration

    Helped control money during the war
  • Pearl Harbor attack

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and bring U.S. into the war
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Stopped German advance into Russia
  • War Production Board

    Allowed government to supervise production for the war
  • Women's Army Corps

    Women help by making uniforms, food, etc.
  • Operation Torch

    Americans help liberate North Africa from Italy
  • Korematsu v. United States

    Stated that internment of Japanese citizens during war was justified
  • Bloody Anzio

    Allies press toward Germany and Italy
  • D-Day

    Allied invasion of Normandy
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Last major German offensive in WW2
  • Manhattan Project

    Research project helped develop nuclear weapons
  • Death of Hitler

    Hitler killed himself when Allies invaded Berlin
  • V-E Day

    Allies win the war in Europe