The cold war

World War II and Cold War

  • Gorbachev

    Seventh and last leader of the Soviet Union. President of the Soviet Union until 1991.
  • Japan's Invasion in China

    Japan's Invasion in China
    This was also known as the Second Sino-Japanese War. Germany, Soviet Union, and United States economically helped China against Japan. This was the largest Asian war in the 20th century. The war ended in September 9, 1945.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Invasion of Poland by Germany and Soviet Union.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    1.5 million Germans invaded Poland. They marched 7.5 miles. This was ordered by Hitler.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Ended in September 1940. German's air forces's attempted to take over the RAF but failed and was a turning point of World War II.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    A pact signed in Berlin, Germany. This created the Axis Power in WWII.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Roosevelt provided Britain with materials that they needed. The Lend-Lease Act let Britian warships allowed to make repairs in American ports and training facilities
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    The first German artillery shell fell on Leningrad. One of the primary targets. Ends in January 27 1944.
  • Attacking of the Pearl Harbor

    Attacking of the Pearl Harbor
    "A date which will live in infamy" President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Japanese attacked the United States Naval Base.
  • Formation of the United Nations

    Formation of the United Nations
    26 nations pledged to fight against the Axis in World War II.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    The conference told how the Nazis should handle the Jews.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    One of the most important naval base war. Japanese wanted to get rid of the U.S. in the Pacific but failed.
  • D-Day

    160,000 Allied troops fought on the French coastline against the Nazis. Many Soilders were wounded and dead.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Took place in Russia. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended. They leaders made important decisions regarding the future of war
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    Iwo Jima and Okinawa were two islands very close to the military and political targets. Their capture would bring the city of Tokyo within the range of American bombers.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Adolf Hitler shot himself and his wife suicide herself by taking medicine.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe Day. Ended World War II in Europe. This happened aftter Hitler commited suicide and Germany had no one to lead.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Ended in August 2 1945. Potsdam Conference was the last of the World War II meetings. Leaders agreed on the German economy, punishment for war criminals, land boundaries and reparations.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Japan surrenders and ends World War II.
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The bombing happened during World War II. The Americans dropped their first bomb on Hiroshima. This eventually led to the end of World War II.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    United States will help and support Greece and Turkey economically and with military.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The United States helped aid Europe economically. The goal of the United States was to rebuild war-devestaed areas. This lasted until December 1951.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Also known as NATO for short. Memeber states agree to help against others.
  • Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China
    Mao Zedong founded the People's Republic of China.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between the Republic of Korea. Korea was trying to seperate from Japan's rule. The Soviet Union supported them. This was ended in June 27 1953
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    Stalin was the Soviet Union leader until his death in 1953. Khrushchev was a politician in the Soviet Union and was also the chairman of the Soviet Union.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Treaty between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union. This was signed in Poland. This treaty was about an military agreement.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Ended on Wednesday, April 30, 1975. Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia was in the war. North Vietnam and South Vietnam was in war against each other.
  • Sputnik

    The Soviet Union launched the first satellite and scares many Americans.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The invasion was a fail to throw out Fidel Castro. It actually helped him gain a military victory and a symbol of Cuban resistance.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The construction of the Berlin Wall by the German Democratic Republic started August 1961. The fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th 1989.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The United States and the Soviet Union came close to a nuclear war. This was during the Coldwar.
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    The Soviet Union or also known as USSR falls. Gorbachev resigned from being the leader.