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World War ll Timeline

  • The Begining of Hitler

    The Begining of Hitler
    Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the Nazi Party.
  • The Begining of Mussolini

    The Begining of Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy.
    (Dictator of Italy from 1930 to 1943.)
  • The Begining of Stalin

    The Begining of Stalin
    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)
  • Japan's Army Seizing Land

    Japan's Army Seizing Land
    Japan’s Army seizes Manchuria, China
  • Hitler Taking Power

    Hitler Taking Power
    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
  • Neutrality Acts

    Neutrality Acts
    Neutrality Acts passed by US Congress
  • Italy Invades

    Italy Invades
    Italian Army invades Ethiopia in Africa
  • Japanese Government Change

    Japanese Government Change
    Militarists take control of Japanese Government
  • Hitler Violates Treaty

    Hitler Violates Treaty
    Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty
  • Japan's Army Invades More

    Japan's Army Invades More
    Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact
    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany.
  • Begining of the Holocaust

    Begining of the Holocaust
    Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin, to from an alliance.
  • Nazis invade Poland

    Nazis invade Poland
    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Germany Invades France

    Germany Invades France
    Germany invades France and forces it to surrender.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island.
  • First Peacetime Draft

     First Peacetime Draft
    First Peacetime Draft in US
  • Nazis Invade More

    Nazis Invade More
    Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium – take control.
  • Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin

    Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades -USSR which now joins England in fighting the Germans.
  • The Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter
    Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter, which set goals and limets of the War.
  • Japanese Invade More

    Japanese Invade More
    Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan.
  • War on the US

    War on the US
    Germany and Italy declare war on the US
  • Japanese Americans After Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Americans After Pearl Harbor
    Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Stalingrad Battle

    Stalingrad Battle
    Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad, save Moscow.
  • The Philippines Fall

    The Philippines Fall
    Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March
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    Battle of Midway

    Turning point of war in the Pacific.
  • North Africa in the War

    North Africa in the War
    British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa.
  • Zoot Suit Riots

     Zoot Suit Riots
    Zoot Suit Riots in, Los Angeles, CA, due to young latino's who didn't support the war and sailors who thought they should.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Italy Surrenders
    Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Minister
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies
  • Paris Retaken

    Paris Retaken
    Paris retaken by Allies Forces.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces
  • Recapturing of the Philippines

    Recapturing of the Philippines
    US forces return to recapture the Philippines
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day, war ends in Europe.
  • First Atomic Bombs Dropped

    First Atomic Bombs Dropped
    The first Atomic Bombs were dropped in the two Japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombs were dropped by the US, as a way to end the war with Japan.
  • V-J Day

     V-J Day
    V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • War Crimes Trials

    War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg, Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. For World War ll.