In 1931, the japanse army, Kwangtung, attacked the chinese to gain control over the whole province.
Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.
The Italian invasion of Ethiopia was initiated in the month of October 1935. It was a brief colonial war that is also remembered in history as the second Italo-Abyssinian wa
Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign a treaty of cooperation
A treaty of cooperation is signed on October between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. On November the Rome-Berlin axis is announced.
Initiation Of World War II
Japan invades China, starting World War II in the pacific. , Imperial Japan's even more vast and equally merciless aggression in Asia.
Germany incorporates Austria in the Anschluss
After a prolonged period of economic stagnation, political dictatorship, and intense Nazi propaganda inside Austria, German troops entered the country on March 12, 1938.
The Munich Agreement was the agreement signed on 29 Sept 1938 between Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France. Forcing the Czechoslovak Republic to cede the Sudetenland, including the key Czechoslovak military defense positions, to Nazi Germany.
Slovaks declare their independence
When the germans put them under pressure, the Slovaks claim their independence.
France and Great Britain guarantee the integrity of the borders.
In March, Britain and France guarantee the integrity of Poland's borders after Hitler violates Munich Agreement of 1938 by invading and dismembering Czechoslovakia.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement
German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop contacted the Soviets to arrange a deal. Ribbentrop met with the Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov in Moscow and together they arranged two pacts, the economic agreement and the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.
Germany invades Poland, initiating World War II in Europe.
On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany launched an invasion of Poland. Two days later, Polish allies Britain and France declared war on Germany, marking the start of World War II.
Honoring their guarantee of Poland’s borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
On September 1, 1939 German troops swarmed across the Polish border and unleashed the first Blitzkrieg the world had seen.
The Soviet Union invades Poland from the east.
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, declares that the Polish government has ceased to exist. Hitler's troops were already wreaking havoc in Poland, having invaded on the first of the month
The Polish government flees into exile via Romania. Germany and the Soviet Union divide Poland between them.
The Soviet Union invades Finland, initiating Winter War
The Finns sue for an armistice and have to cede the northern shores of Lake Lagoda and the small Finnish coastline on the Arctic Sea to the Soviet Union.
Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
Denmark surrenders on the day of the attack; Norway holds out until June 9.
Germany attacks western Europe, France and the neutral Low Countries
France signs an armistice agreement by which the Germans occupy the northern half of the country and the entire Atlantic coastline. In southern France, a collaborationist regime with its capital in Vichy is established.
Italy enters the war.
The Soviet Union forces:
The Soviet Union forces Romania to cede the eastern province of Bessarabia and the northern half of Bukovina to the Soviet Ukraine.
Nazi Germany and its Axis partners (except Bulgaria) invade the Soviet Union.
The Germans quickly overrun the Baltic States and, joined by the Finns, lay siege to Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.
British and US troops successfully land on the Normandy beaches of France
British and US troops successfully land on the Normandy beaches of France, opening a “Second Front” against the Germans.
US troops land in the Philippines.
more than 100,000 American soldiers land on Leyte Island, in the Philippines, as preparation for the major invasion by Gen.
Hitler commits suicide.
Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a "1,000-year" Reich.
Germany surrenders to the western Allies.
United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima
At 2:45 a.m. local time, on August 6, 1945, a B-29 Superfortress called Enola Gay, lifts off with two escort B-29s from Tinian, a small island in the Marianas. The planes fly 1,500 miles to Japan and the Enola Gay drops the bomb.
The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time. It exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground and is believed to have completely destroyed the city, which is situated on the western side of the Japanese island of Kyushu.
Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II.
In the morning of 2 September 1945, more that two weeks after acceping the Allies terms, Japan formally surrendered.