Strong nationalism and placing interest in each state rather than focusing specifically on each individual person.
Written by Hitler with the belief that the German race is superior and has the right to expand with racial purification.
Japanese invasion of Manchuria
Surprise attack on China that led to the capture of a Texas sized land mass.
Unemployed people who joined Hitler's private army.
Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany
Strong belief in nazism and racism. Excellent leader and speaker which allowed him to successfully take control of Germany. He wanted revenge on the countries that made Germany struggle and wanted purification of the German race.
The "Third German Empire" that would last for 1000 years according to Hitler and also would destroy the democratic government set up before.
Hitler's military build up in Germany
Hitler pulls out of the League of Nations and starts building up an army, going against the Treaty of Versailles. The League took no action.
Hitler invades the Rhineland
Hitler takes the Rhineland and the League does nothing to stop him.
Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia
Italy takes Ethiopia and the League boycotts Italy, but it really does nothing to hurt them much.
Leads rebellion against the Spanish government and a civil war breaks out.
German and Italian formal alliance.
Stalin signs this pact with Hitler to agree on not attacking each other.
Hitler targets Austria and takes it without intervention from other countries.
Meeting in Munich where Sudetenland became German territory with the promise that it would be the last German demand.
Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government in the Soviet Union
Government has complete control over the citizens who practically have no rights.
Germany war tactic to use new technology such as faster tanks and planes to overwhelm the enemy.
Britain and France declare war on Germany
The attacks on Poland got Britain and France involved and when war was declared, World War II started.
French and British troops sat on the Maginot line as the Germans looked across from a few miles away with nothing really happening.
Hitler's invasion on the Netherlands
Turned against the Netherlands and took over by May. This ended the Phony war.
Marshall Philepe Petain
Marshall of the Nazi army.
The Battle of Britain
Germans assemble a fleet and started an air war. 2600 planes would be able to bomb Britain. Britain fights back with radar and Hitler calls off the attacks.
Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway
Hitler invaded Denmark and Norway to "help protect" but really just wanted to build bases on the coast, to defeat Britain.
Germany and Italy's invasion on France
They start to invade and Hitler gives France terms of surrender which leads to Germany controlling half of France.
Pearl Harbor attack
180 Japanese planes bombed the biggest U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor
Act that meant the U.S. would lend any supplies or support to other countries who were vital to he U.S.
The 3-5 year project to construct an atomic bomb.
Confinement of Japanese Americans.
Battle of Stalingrad
Germans attacked the city and took over 9/10 of it. The Soviet Union then cut off their supplies and trapping them in the city. The Germans had no choice but to surrender.
Invasion of North Africa where the Axis powers controlled.
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
Women could now serve in non combat positions for the country.
Office of Price Admiunistration
Stopped inflation by freezing the prices of goods.
War Productions Board
Ensured the armed forces received all the resources they need.
Battle of the Atlantic
This was after Pearl Harbor when Hitler called in submarines to attack the east coast of America. The U.S. started sending convoys to Europe and started using radar with the mass production of ships to overpower the Germans.
U.S. convoy system
The U.S.send battleships and planes to navigate the cargo ships safely across the Atlantic.
Allied powers discussed that the Axis powers would have to accept any terms of surrender that they called for.
Korematsu v. United States
Court case ruling justification on evacuating Japanese Americans.
Battle that lasted for months leaving 25,000 Allied dead and 30,000 Axis dead. Germany was almost ready to collapse.
Allies gathered a force of 3 million troops to launch a phantom attack on the Axis. They sent fake radio signals that the Germans could hear to trick them and allow the plan to work. It was the largest land-air-sea battle ever.
The Battle of the Bulge
Germans sent tanks 60 miles into Allied territory, capturing 120 American GI's and killing all prisoners on the way. However, in the end the Germans had lost 120,000 troops, 1,600 planes, and 600 tanks.
Death of Hitler
The Soviet invaded Berlin when the Nazis were extremely weak. Hitler was ready for the end and happy what he had accomplished, but also blamed the Jews and generals for losing the war. He shot himself while his wife drank poison to die.
Harry S. Truman
Came into presidency as the former president died of a stroke.
Victory in Europe day was when the Germans surrendered and the war ended.