Adolf Hitler, age 35, on his release from Landesberg Prison
Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, directed against the Soviet Union and the international Communist movement.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement and a secret codicil dividing eastern Europe into spheres of influence.
germany invades poland
Honoring their guarantee of Poland’s borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
The netherlands and Belgium fall to germany
france falls to germany
Bulgaria joins the Axis.
Japan attacks the United States Naval
Soviet troops liberate Kiev.
U.S. troops land in the Philippines.
Battle of Berlin
Hitler commits suicide.
The United States declares war on Japan, entering World War II. Japanese troops land in the Philippines, French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia), and British Singapore. By April 1942, the Philippines, Indochina, and Singapore are under Japanese occupat
Germany surrenders to the Soviets.
The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
Surrender of Japan,
The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria