World War II Events by Joe Robetson

  • Hitler Becomes Leader of Nazi Party

    Hitler Becomes Leader of Nazi Party
    This is the start of Hitler tyring to gain total domination in Europe starting with Germany.
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    Events Leading to War

  • Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy

    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy
    The facist leader in Italy gets enough supporters for him to be appointed to Prime Minister by force.
  • Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)

    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)
    Fascist leader form Russia gets enogh suppporters to be the dictator.
  • Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China

    Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
    Start of the Japanese conquest to overtake land from China.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler gets ellected to what is president in that country from the support of the Nazi party.
  • Neutrality Act passed by US Congress

    Neutrality Act passed by US Congress
    This is an act that tries to keep the U.S. out of war.
  • Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty

    Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty
    THis is the start of the German empire trying to regain its former glory.
  • Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.

    Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.
    The continuing conquest of Japan trying to overtake China.
  • Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps.

    Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps.
    Start of the Holocaust.
  • Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany
    Official start of the war.
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    World War II Events

  • 1940 First time Peacetime Draft in US

    1940 First time Peacetime Draft in US
    Fisrt time a draft has been issued during a time of peace to build up the military.
  • Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island

    Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island
    Great Britain defends their country that was subjected to German bombings.
  • Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US

    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany 	and Italy declare war on the US
    This is the bombing of a Navy zone in Hawaii that brings America into the wasr siding with the Allies.
  • Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow

    Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow
    This is the stopping of German forces into Russia.
  • Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.

    Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.
    Mussolini is finally take out of office in the defeat of Italy.
  • D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies

    D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies
    One of the most historic battles of history, where the Allied forces reaches Europe in the beaches of Normandy and overtakes it with ease.
  • Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces

    Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces
    Battle where the German forces were dwindling and fought with every last ounce of fight. Germa soldiers were told to kill themselves eincase of defeat.
  • FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President

    FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President
    The president dies and this is the first time that a vice president has been put in a situation with so much power.
  • V-E Day, war ends in Europe

    V-E Day, war ends in Europe
    Victory in Europe
  • First Atomic Bombs dropped

    First Atomic Bombs dropped
    First bomb of mass destructio is dropped in Hiroshima.
  • V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces

    V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces
    Victory in Japan
  • War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan

    War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan
    War Cime Trials for the case of the Holocaust and other terrible crimes are assesed and punished.