World War II

  • Japan's Invasion of China

    Japan's Invasion of China
    Japan fought against China with the economic help from Germany. Largest Asian war in the 20th century.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germans invaded Poland after signing a non-aggression pact with them. This ultimately started World War II. It was also a sort of payback attack after Poland received so much land after World War I.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany's attempt to gain air superiority over The Royal Air Force.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    This forms the axis powers: Germany, Japan, Italy.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    A program where the United States supplied Great Britain, the USSR, France, and the Republic of China and other Allied nations with materials for war between 1941 and 1945.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    The capture of this city was one of the three strategic goals of Operation Barbossa. The siege lasted almost 3 years.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    A failed German Blitzkrieg attack agianst the Russians in Stalingrad.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese air force attacked the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Representatives from 26 nations at war with the Axis Powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the Untied Nations.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    Was a meeting of all senior Nazi officials in the Berlin suburbs. They met about the final solution to the "Jewish problem".
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    One of the most important naval battles in World War II. The U.S. struck a heavy blow by defeating the Japanese in this battle.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Allied invasion of Normandy, France.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Where the leaders of the Allied countries, Franklin Roosvelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met about decisions regarding the future and postwar progress.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Major battle in the Pacific between the U.S. and Japan where the United States captured Iwo Jima.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Last and biggest battle in the Pacific warfare during World War II.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler committed suicide by gunshot and his wife ingested poison. Their bodies were cremated and then the ashes were burned outside the bunker that they killed themselves in.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The day that marks the formal acceptance of the unconditional surrender of the Nazis and the Axis Powers.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Big Three leaders: Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, met in Potsdam Germany to discuss the end of World War II.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    This ended conflicts between Japan and the U.S. and it also ended World War II. This instance remains the only time nuclear weapons have been used in wartime.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day that Japan officially surrendered to end World War II.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Established that the U.S. would provide political, military, and economic assistance to any democratic nations under threat from internal and external authoritarion forces.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    European Recovery Plan which shipped $13 billion to finance the rebuilding of Europe.
  • NATO

    NATO
    An intergovermental military alliance based on the document signed.
  • Mao Zedong and The People's Republic of China

    Mao Zedong and The People's Republic of China
    Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist and founding father of The People's Republic of China. The People's Republic of China was founded in October of 1949.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A civil war betwwen communist North Korea and socialist South Korea. Both sides were backed by communists and those anti-communist.
  • Stalin's Death

    Stalin's Death
    Stalin died from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was the leader of Russia during World War II and was a main reason in them winning the War. His body was put on display for all of Russia to come and see.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Was a defense treaty between eight communist states in Central and Eastern Europe. It was a Soviet reaction to the integration of West Germany.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Cold War era proxy war that was fought in Southeast Asia. With communist against anticommunist. All of the big communist and anitcommunist supporters sent troops to help win the War.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    The Soviet Union launched this aircraft to accelerate in front of the U.S. in the space race.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    1400 Cuban exiles launched a botched invasion on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. This was planned by the CIA.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic to cut off West Germany. The wall contained watch towers and gunman.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Soviets gifted communist Cuba with nuclear weapons to protect thmeselves. The United States sensed a threat and jumped into action by creating a blockade on Cuba.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    The seventh and last leader of the Soviet Union. He became president on March 15, 1990.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    The Soviet Union falls after representatives from the many regions of Russia come together and break away from the Soviets.