Hitler joined the Nazi party after he went to a meeting undercover to spy on the group. A year after joining, he became leader.
Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy
Benito turned Italy into the worlds Facists states, his followers wanted him to throw over the Italy government so the King put him as the prime minister.
Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union
Josef Stalin became the sole director of the Soviet Union and turned it into a totalitiarn state.
1931: Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
Japan launches an attack on Manchuria, China. Within a few days Japanese armed forces had occupied several strategic points in South Manchuria.
Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
Loved by pretty much the whole Ger=man population, he was to do away with politics and make Germany a powerful, unified, one party state.
Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress
This act imposed a general embargo on trading in arms/war materials with all parties in a war. It also declared that American citizens traveling on warring ships traveled at their own risk. The act was set to expire after six months
Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa
Mussolini, who was the leader of Italy, had his eye set on annexing Ethiopia into Italy’s newly created colony of East Africa
Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty
Hitler violated the Treaty of Verailles by sending his troops into Rhineland to fight with American Allies.
Militarist take control of Japanese Government
Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people
The Nanjing Massacre was commonly known as "The Rape of Nanking" was an infamous war crime committed by the Japanese military in and around the then capital of China, Nanjing.
1938 Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps
The main reason as to why Jews were sent away to camps was because Hitler and most of Germany thought they were in-human and needed to be away from the rest of soceity.
1938 Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany
. Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia unless Britain supported Germany's plans to takeover the Sudetenland. After discussing the issue with the Edouard Daladier (France) and Eduard Benes (Czechoslovakia), Chamberlain informed Hitler that his proposals were unacceptable.
1939 Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin
1939 Sept 1st - Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany
This invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and ended on 6 October 1939 with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.
1940 Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium – take control
In April 1940, Hitler’s armies conquered Denmark and Norway. Then until June, they also captured Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France.
1940 Germany invades France and forces it to surrender
German forces invaded France on May 10, 1940. On June 22, 1940, France signed an armistice with Germany which went into effect on June 25, 1940.
1940 Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island
this was an air war
1940 First time Peacetime Draft in US
Under the Selective Training and Service Act, all males between the ages of 21 to 35 are required to register for the draft. A lottery system determines who will be called into service.
1941 Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades -USSR which now joins England in fighting the Germans
This act stayed in affect until Hitler invaved the USSR.
1941 Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)
Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia) had been occupied by the Japanese during the war.
1941 Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter
The Charter they drafted included eight "common principles" that the United States and Great Britain would be committed to supporting in the postwar world.
1941, Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan
Peral harbor will be a day to remember forever. The Japanese ordered a surprise attack on the U.S by bombing them early in the norning from all diretions. This includes water way, air, and land.
Dec 9 1941 Germany and Italy declare war on the US
1942 Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps
About 2 months after Pearl Habor the Americans and President Roosevelt totally hated all Japanese so they put them in "war camps" so they could get punishment- this was not okay.
1942 Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March
The Bataan Death March was a forced march of American and Flippino prisoners by the Japanese is World War 2. It began iwth about 72,000 prisoners and ended with about 7,000 to 10,000 dead.
1942, June 4-7 Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sought to draw the US Pacific Fleet into a battle where he could overwhelm and destroy it.
1942 Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow
During the Battle of Stalingrad, 17 July 1942 to 2 February 1943, the Germans and Russians lost over 1 million men fighting over the rubble of the already destroyed city
1943 Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA
Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that exploded in Los Angeles, California between white sailors and Marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mailyn about latino's wearing zoot suits-
1943 British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa
Fighting in North Africa started with the Italian declaration of war on 10 June, 1940. On June 14th, the British Army's 11th Hussars (assisted by elements of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment, 1st RTR) crossed the border into Libya and captured the Italian Fort Capuzzo.
1943 July - Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.
1944 June 6 - D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies