world war ll

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  • Mussolini and the Fascists come to power in Italy

    Mussolini and the Fascists come to power in Italy
    Benito Mussolini was an Italian political leader who became the fascist dictator of Italy.
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    In violation of all its treaty obilgations, Japan occupied Manchuria. It was the first step on the path to WWll.
  • Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany

    Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany
    Nazis pledged to restore Germany cultrual values, reverse the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, and restore Germany back to its rightful position as a world power.
  • Neutrality Acts passed in the U.S

    Neutrality Acts passed in the U.S
    Act was passed to prohibit the export of "arms, ammunition, and implements of war" from the U.S to foreign nations at war.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    The agreement permitting Germany's annexation of the Subetenland.
  • Kristallnacht

    Also called the Night of Broken Glass when the Germans and Nazis attacked Jewish persons and property.
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  • Formation of the Axis Powers

    Formation of the Axis Powers
    Italy and Germany agree to a military and political alliance, giving birth formally to the Axis Powers. The major Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  • Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Aggression Pact

    Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Aggression Pact
    The two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next ten years.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    German forces under the control of Adolf Hitler invade Poland, which sparked the beginning of World War II.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    Was the war's longest continuous military campaign. Pitted the German submarine force and surface units against the U.S Navy.
  • France falls to Germany

    France falls to Germany
    Germany launched an invasion of France and the Low Countries.
  • Rescue at Dunkirk

    Rescue at Dunkirk
    A battle that turned into a rescue mission. Allied retreat evacuation of 338,226 soldiers.
  • Presidential election of 1940

    Presidential election of 1940
    Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States. Broke tradition and ran for a third term.
  • Congress passed the Lend Lease Act

    Congress passed the Lend Lease Act
    Provided for the military aid to any country whose defense was vital to the security of the U.S.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
    The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor with the expectation that once American experienced Japan's powers, they would shrink from further conflict. Instead this event lead the U.S to join WWll the next day.
  • Relocation of Japanese Americans to camps

    Relocation of Japanese Americans to camps
    Japanese interment camps were established during World War ll by President F.D.R. Executive Order 9066.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The surrendered Flipinos and Americans soon were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march some 65 miles from Mariveles, on the southern end of Bataan Penisula, to San Fernado.
  • Battle of Midway Island

    Battle of Midway Island
    The U.S Navy's decisive victory and its successful defense of the major base located at Midway Island dashed Japan's hopes and effectively turned the tide of World War ll in the Pacific.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    Code named for the American -led effort to develop a functional atomic weapons during World War II.
  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter
    Was the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during WWll, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Code named Operation Overload, the invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
  • Allied Invasion/Victory in the Philippines

    Allied Invasion/Victory in the Philippines
    Japan now occupies the Philippines.
  • Presidential Election of 1944

    Presidential Election of 1944
    Incumbent Democratic President FDR defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey to win a unprecedented fourth term.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Took place after Adolf Hitler launched a surprise blitzkrieg against Allied forces in Northwest Europe.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    A meeting of three World War ll allies. U.S, President FDR, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Was the day the Allies celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Reich, formally recognizing the end of WWll in Europe.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.Three days later,a second B-29 bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    Japan formally surrenders to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri, bringing an end to World War II.
  • Formation of the United Nations

    Formation of the United Nations
    Founded after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relation among nations and promoting social progress, better living and human rights.