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  • Japan Invades China

    This is known a the Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese invaaded Manchuria and occupied it seeing its resources that it wanted. It was renamed Manchukuo and puppeted by the Japanese.
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    The Holocaust

    The word comes from Whole and Burned in Greek. The Holocaust was a mass murder of some 6 million European Jews as well as Gypsies, homosexuals, and other minority groups by the German Nazi regime. Concentration camps were created to do the killings in, ruled by Hitler.
  • Munich Conference

    Germany's Hilter wanted to occupy the Sudetenland which was in Czechoslovakia but mostly German occupied. Hitler said he would do so by military force if so be it and that French and British would do nothing to stop him, and correct he was. No Czech Republic was invited to the conference, the ambassador wasn't even allowed in the same room as Hitler. Territory with 50% or more Germans was ceded to Germany. Hitler gained what he wanted at Munich.
  • Non-Aggression Act

    The Pact was between Germany and the Soviet Union.
    they agreed to take no military action against each other for ten years to come. Stalin and Hitler had different reasons for signing the act but it was signed the act fell apart when Nazis invaded
    soviet Union in June 1941.
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    Battle of Britain

    This battle is the first all air battle in history. Germany and British forces battle it out in the skies over the United Kingdom. It was the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    This act provided U.S. military aid to foriegn nations during WWII. The act helped nations such as Britain, China, Soviet Union and other foutries and allowed the United States to stay out of war adn still help brother countries.
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    Operation Barabarossa

    Adolf Hitler launches his armies in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union. Over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks were attacking the Soviet Union. The invasion covered a distance of two thousand miles. Barbarossa was the crucial turning point in WWII for its failue forced Nazi Germany to fight a two-front war against a coalition possessing immensely sperior resources.
  • Pearl Harbor

    All before 10:00 AM, this two hour long battle was devistating. Hundreds of Japanese fighter pilots attacked Pearl Harbor near Honolulu Hawaii. 2,000 plus American soldiers and Sailors were killed, and another 1,000 were wounded. President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan and two years into the conflict, the United States joined the second World War.
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    Bataan Death March

    After the United States surrender of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine Island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II. 75,000 Filipino and American troops were forced to march 65 miles to prioson camps. Thousands died on the treterous march and were torchered.
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    Battle of Midway

    This battle took place six months after Pearl Harbor and United States whooped Japan. Code breaking helped us win the battle. They countered Japan's planned ambush and the US damaged Japan's Navy permanently. The battle marked an imoprtant turning point and the United States could move into an offensive position.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    This battle was a successful Soviet defense of Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R.. Russians considered it the Great Patriotic War, and most consider it the greatest battle of the entire conflict. It stopped German forces to advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning point in favor of the allies. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history with a combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million.
  • D-Day

    Allied ivaded Western Europe in the largest attack in history. Some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on a 50 mile coast of Frances Normandy. Prior to, allies decieved Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August that year all of Northern France had been liberated. This was referred to as the beggining of the end of the war.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    More then a quarter-million German soldiers launched the deadliest war in the West. The inexperienced 106th division was nealry inniolated. Though they lost, like a lot, they bought time for Brigadier General Bruce C> Clarke's defense of St.-Vith.This battle cost the U.S. Army it's most casualties at 100,000.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    This battle is Americans first strike on Jaoanese Home Islands. It stemmed from the need for a base near the coast in Japan. three
    U.S. marine divisions fought nearly 23,000 Japanese army and navy troops who fought an elaborate network of caves dugouts, tunnels, and underground installations. The marines wiped out the defending forces after a month of fighting, and the battle earned a place in American lore with the publication of a photograph showing the U.S. flag being raised in victory.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    This battle was the last and the largest battle of WWII on the Pacific Islands. It involved 287,000 U.S. Tenth Army troops against 130,000 Japanese Thirty-second Army. By the end Japan had more than 77,000 casualties and Allies suffered more than 65,000- including 14,000 dead.
  • V-E Day

    Known as Victory in Europe Day, V-E Day marks the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of it's armed forces.
  • The Bombing of Hiroshima/ Nagasaki

    On this day an American B-29 boimber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over Hiroshima in Japan. it wiped out 90% of the city and killed immediately 80,000 people. tens of thousands later died from radiation exposure. Three days later a second plane bombed Nagasaki killing about 40,000 people. Japans emperor unconditionally surrenders on radie on August 15th.
  • V-J Day

    Known as "Victoryover Japan Day', August 14th marks Japans surrender to allies.
  • Warsaw Pact

    The Soviet Union and seven other nations sign a treaty establishing the pact, which is a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states.