World War ll

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    Neville Chamberlain

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940.
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    Winston Churchill

    British leader during World War II. Got Nobel prize for literature in 1953.
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    Josef Stalin

    Communist leader of the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1928 until his death in 1953.
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    Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini was the leader of Italy from 1922 to 1943. He was one of the founders of Fascism, and also led the National Fascist Party. He invaded several countries during WWlI. He also built the first totalitarian state.
    Mussolini was significant to WWll because he influenced future dictators and governments. He also changed Italy as it is today. His totalitarian state and Fascist ways were later influences to future leaders.
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    General Hideki Tojo

    Prime minister of Japan from October 1941 to July 1944
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    Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party. He was also the German chancellor. He formed Germany into a single party dictatorship. Hitler was a crazy man, he murdered 11 million people.
    He was significant to the WWII period because he invading many countries. He also led the Holocaust in which he killed approximetly six million Jews. Hitler shaped some of the world as we know it today.
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    Charles DeGaulle

    French general,became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French,
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    Francisco Franco

    The Spanish military leader and Dictator
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    The Holocaust

    The mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime, led by Adolf Hitler. The Nazi's had concentration camps set up, and Jews would go to them to live inhumanly and die. Many were burned or put in gas chambers.
    This is significant to WWll because this was one of Hitlers plans during WWll. This led to the killing of six million jews. Also it led to approximetly five million more deaths. Hitlers beliefs were crazy and he was a murderer.
  • Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    To boost prestige, fascist Italy annexes Ethiopia.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    Once again, Hitler broke the terms of the TOV and invaded Rhinland.
  • The Spanish Civil War

    The Nationalists revolted against the Republicans in Spain.
  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    An alliance among Italy, Germany, and Japan during WWII
  • Air raid on Guernica

    The German Condor Legion bombed the small town of Guernica, Spain killing 7,000 civilians.
  • The Anschluss

    Hitler's troops went into Austria and Hitler announced Anschluss of Austria into the German Reich.
  • Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference was called to make an agreement among Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. The agreement made was reached that Hitler could annex the Sudetenland and he promised not to in other areas.
    This agreement is significant to WWll because this still led to Hitler going against the agreement when he annexed the rest of Czechoslovakia the next year. This showed all othe leaders that Hitler couldn't be trusted.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Germany sent troops over to Czechoslovakia during night, and annexed them.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    A pact to stop aggression, signed in Moscow,
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany invaded Poland, Poland's army was defeated within weeks. This marked the start of WWll in Europe. Germany and The Soviet Union overran Poland.
    This was significant in WWll because this what started the war within Europe. This led to more annexings by Germany.
  • Fall of France

    Germany invaded France
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    French movement, led by Charles Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    A government France formed with the The Axis Powers, headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain.
  • Battle of Britain

    Germany invaded Britain
  • Operation Barbarbossa

    The German's code name for invading Soviet Union during WWIl
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a suprize military attack on Hawaii. They attacked battleships, cruisers, and destroyers. 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were injured.
    This led to the Americans entering WWll. Later operations by the U.S. led to Germany and Italy declaring war on the U.S. on December 11. Also U.S. attacked Japan in August of 1945 for revenge.
  • Battle of Midway

    A naval battle between U.S, and Japan
  • El Alamein

    A battle resulting in an Allied victory.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Allies fought the Soviet Union for the Russian city Stalingrad.
  • D-Day

    The day on which the Allies invaded France.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    A battle in northeast France. The Allies succeeded in holding off German troops.
  • Iwo Jima

    A major battle when the United States captured the island of Iwo Jima from Japan.
  • V-E Day

    The day when the Allies announced the surrender of German forces in Europe.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    U.S. killed over 70,000 people by dropping an atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Two days later U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki killing over 40,000. On August 10th the Japanese government was forced to surrender. Appeasment was made, a formal peace treaty was finally signed on September 3, 1945.
    This is significant to the war because this is what ended the war. This was U.S.'s final way of forcing Japan to surrender. This bombing also led to a peace treaty,
  • V-J day

    The day when Japan surrendered.