World War II Chan

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  • Weimar Republic Established in Germany

    A semipresidential representative democracy was established in 1919 in Germany to replace the imperial form of government.
  • Washington Naval Conference

    The conference was to negotiate interests in the Pacific and East Asia.
  • 5 Power Treaty

    The Washington Naval Treaty, also known as the Five-Power Treaty, was a treaty among the major nations that had won World War I, which by the terms of the treaty agreed to prevent an arms race by limiting naval construction.
  • 4 Power Treaty

    By the Four-Power Treaty, all parties agreement to maintain the status quo in the Pacific, by respecting the Pacific holdings of the other countries signing the agreement, not seeking further territorial expansion, and mutual consultation with each other in the event of a dispute over territorial possessions.
  • 9 Power Treaty

    The 9 Power Treaty was a treaty affirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China as per the Open Door Policy.
  • Dawes Plan

    The Dawes Plan was intented to negotiate and collect war payments from Germany following WWI.
  • Benito Mussolini Became the Leader of Italy

    On January 3, 1925, with the backing of his Fascist majority, Mussolini declared himself dictator of Italy.
  • Adolf Hitler Became the Leader of the Nazi Party

    Hitler declares the reformulation of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) with himself as leader.
  • Adolf Hitler Wrote Mein Kampf

    Hitler began dictating the book to his deputy Rudolf Hess while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923.
  • Hirohito Became the Emperor of Japan

    Hirohito ruled Japan for the longest lifetime after he took the throne when his father died.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact Signed

    The Pact was basically an agreement of countries not to use war as a tool to solving disputes.
  • Joseph Stalin became the Leader of the USSR

    Stalin gained power when Leon Trotsky was sent to exile.
  • Stock Market Crashed in the U.S.

    The Stock Market Crashed on October 29, Black Tuesday, which left many Americans destitute.
  • Japan Invaded Manchuria

    In violation of orders from Tokyo, Kwantung Army commander in chief General Shigeru Honjō ordered that his forces quickly proceed to expand operations all along the South Manchurian Railway.
  • Stimson Doctrine

    The Stimson Doctrine was a policy of the United States federal government to Japan and China, of non-recognition of international territorial changes that were executed by force.
  • Adolf Hitler Became the Chancellor of Germany

    President Paul von Hindenburg named Adolf Hitler, leader or fÜhrer of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party), as chancellor of Germany.
  • Good Neighbor Policy

    President FDR announced a good relation with Latin American countries and enforced the idea of nonintervention.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) became President of the U.S.

    FDR served for a total of four consective terms in office for the duration of his presidency.
  • The New Deal Started

    President FDR negotiates a list of programs intented to help U.S. citizens.
  • London Economic Conference

    The conference purpose was to win agreement on measures to fight global depression, revive international trade, and stabilize currency exchange rates.
  • U.S. formally Recognized the Soviet Union

    President FDR formally recongized the USSR as a country and established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
  • Tydings-McDuffie Act

    The act was a United States federal law which provided for self-government of the Philippines and for Filipino independence from the United States after a period of ten years.
  • Reciprocal Trade Agreement

    The Reciprocal Trade Agreement act was designed to lift US export trade from the depression, relief/recovery, and reversed the traditional high protective tariff policy
  • Neutrality Acts

    The Neutrality Acts were passed by the United States Congress in the 1930s, in response to the growing turmoil in Europe and Asia that eventually led to World War II.
  • Adolf Hitler Defied the Treaty of Versailles

    German forces entered Rhineland, which was a direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Germany Reoccupied the Rhineland

    Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles by invading and taking over Rhineland.
  • Francisco Franco Led a Fascist Revolt in Spain

    The Spanish Civil War was fought between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratically elected Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    The agreement formulated by Italy’s foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano informally linked the two fascist countries Germany and Italy.
  • Japan Invaded China

    The war was the result of a decades-long Japanese imperialist policy aiming to dominate China politically and militarily and to secure its vast raw material reserves and other economic resources, particularly food and labor.
  • Quarantine Speech

    President FDR refered to the Axis Powers and implied economic pressure and forceful response as opposed to outright agression.
  • Rape of Nanking

    The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking.
  • Anschluss

    Adolf Hitler announces an "Anschluss" (union) between Germany and Austria, in fact annexing the smaller nation into a greater Germany.
  • Hitler Hosted Munich Conference

    The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers.
  • Hilter took the Sudetenland

    Hitler met in Munich with Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain of Britain, Edouard Daladier of France and Benito Mussolini of Italy to reach a final settlement for the occupation of Sudentenland.
  • Adolf Hitler took the Sudetenland

    Hitler's troops occupied the Sudetenland portion of Czechoslovakia.
  • Kristallnacht

    The night of broken glass was a series of attacks on Jews in Germany and parts of Austria.
  • Hitler took Czechoslovakia

    Hitlers forces invaded and took Czechoslovakia and thus violated the Sudentenland agreement.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact Signed

    On this day, representatives from Germany and Russia signed a non-aggression pact for WWII which Germany later violated.
  • Germany Invaded Poland (Blitzkrieg)

    Germany Invaded Poland in a massive encirclement attack.
  • Sitzkrieg Began

    War was declared by each side, but no Western power had committed to launching a significant land offensive.
  • Winston Churchill Became the Prime Minister of GB

    Churchill is regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders in the 20th century and was appointed of be prime minister of GB multiple times.
  • Allies Evacuate Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France.
  • Battle of Britain

    The battle was purely between the airforces of Great Britian and Germany.
  • Vichy Government Established in France

    After making peace with Germany, Pétain and his government voted to reorganize the discredited Third Republic into an authoritarian regime.
  • Destroyers for Base Deal

    U.S. gave Britian 50 Destroyers in exchange for land rights on British pocessions.
  • Tripartite Pact Signed

    The Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin, Germany and created the axis powers.
  • Election of 1940

    The candidates were FDR and Wendell Willkie who both advocated for isolationism.
  • Four Freedoms

    FDR delived his speech in hopes of promoting certain freedoms, including the freedom of speech.
  • Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference was between the U.S., Russia, and the United Kingdom in discussing what the post war reorganization of Europe should be like.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    The Act effectively ended the pretense of U.S. neutrality.
  • Bataan Death March

    The march was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.
  • Cost-Plus System

    Cost-plus contracts first came into use in the United States during the World Wars to encourage wartime production by large American companies.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the German invaion of Russia.
  • Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter stated the ideal goals of war including economically and diplomatic relations.
  • Office of Price Administration

    The OPA had the power to place ceilings on all prices except agricultural commodities, and to ration scarce supplies of other items, including tires, automobiles, shoes, nylon, sugar, gasoline, fuel oil, coffee, meats and processed foods.
  • Shoot-on-Sight Orders

    President FDR orders the Navy to "shoot on sight" due to German unrestricted warfare on the seas.
  • Auschwitz Death Camp Opened

    The concentration camp for Jews was opened in October which was one of the largest in WWII.
  • Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

    Conflicts with territories overseas lead to Japan to launch a suprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the U.S. getting involved in the war.
  • The U.S. declared war on Japan

    The U.S. declared war on Japan as the response on Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day.
  • The Holocaust Began

    The Holocaust was the killing of Jews and other groups of people started by Hitler.
  • Hitler enacted the Final Solution

    Hitler enacted a plan to exterminate all Jews as part of his plan of conquest.
  • Casablanca Conference

    The conference planed the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II.
  • War Production Board

    Established by FDR, the War Production Board (WPB) was an agency of the United States government that supervised war production during World War II.
  • Double V Campaign

    The Double V Campaign was a motivational tool used to propose two changes - one was to allow African Americans to fight in the war, and the other was to allow African Americans to be equal in society.
  • Nisei were Interned in Relocation Centers in the U.S.

    President FDR decreed that all Japanese American people be sent in confindment.
  • MacArthur’s “I shall return” speech

    General MacArthur was a soilder who vowed to return to battle.
  • Doolittle Raids Over Japan

    The Doolittle raids were the first air-raids to strike Japan.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia.
  • Battle of Midway

    As one of the most important battles in the Pacific in WWII, the U.S. navy defeated the Japanese navy in this crucial turning point.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    The two battles of El Alamein were fought in North Africa, where Axis and Allied forces dueled each other until the Allied forces won.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    The battle was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the empire of Japan.
  • Manhattan Project Began

    The Manhattan Project created the world's first nuclear bombs.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Among the bloodiest battles in WWII, The Battle of Stalingrad was fought between Germany and the USSR over the city of Stalingrad.
  • Operation Torch

    It was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign.
  • Washington Conference

    The Third Washington Conference was held in Washington, D.C. was a World War II strategic meeting between the heads of government of the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter was a symbol for feminism and the women's workplace.
  • Island Hopping Campaign

    The Allied adopted the plan of island hopping in hopes of using stategy to defeat the Axis powers in the Pacific.
  • Smith-Connally Anti-Strike Act

    This law affected coal miners in the U.S. and gave them a $2 a day raise.
  • Allies Landed in Sicily

    The Allies Landed in Sicily with the intention of the conquest of the Italian pennensula.
  • Tehran Conference

    The main outcome of the Tehran Conference was the commitment to the opening of a second front against Nazi Germany by the Western Allies.
  • Operation Overlord (D Day)

    The operation launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces.
  • Kamikaze Pilots Appear in the Pacific

    The goal of crippling or destroying large numbers of Allied ships, particularly aircraft carriers, was considered to justify sacrificing pilots and aircraft.
  • Gen. Macarthur Returned to the Philippines (Leyte Gulf)

    More than 100,000 American soldiers land on Leyte Island, in the Philippines, as preparation for the major invasion by Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The battle was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
  • FDR’s 4th Term

    President FDR was inagurated for his fourth term because the war was going so well, he stated that 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself".
  • . Battle of Iwo Jima

    The American invasion had the goal of capturing the entire island, including its three airfields (including South Field and Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.
  • Mussolini was Executed

    Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy was excuted while trying to escape to Switzerland.
  • Hitler Committed Suicide

    Hitler committed suicide by gunshot when the Axis powers had lost the war.
  • Germany Surrendered

    On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the European conflict of World War II.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day represents the Allied victory in Europe over the Axis powers.
  • United Nations Charter

    The charter was a foundational treaty for the United Nations that was signed by 51 countries.
  • . Potsdam Conference

    The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    The U.S. Manhattan Project had allowed for the creation of atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945.
  • V-J Day

    This day marked the signing of the surrender document for the Axis powers.
  • Japan Surrendered

    The Empire of Japan formally surrendered after two atomic bombs had dropped on it after the surrender of Germany.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany.
  • Pan American Conference

    It was a meeting between the United States and various countries in Latin America; its goal was to improve economic and political relations between participants.