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WW ll Timeline

  • Mussolini’s March on Rome

    Mussolini’s March on Rome
    It was a planned insurrection by the fascist party leaders. They marched on Rome with armed squads and Mussolini became dictator.
  • Hitler Writes Mein Kampf

    Hitler Writes Mein Kampf
    Mein Kampf or My struggle was Adolf Hitler's book he wrote on his plans for Germany once hes dictator. He planned on gaining more land, uniting all German speaking people, and eliminating all the non Aryan people.
  • 1st “five year plan” in USSR

    1st “five year plan” in USSR
    The first five year plan was created in order to initiate rapid and large-scale industrialization across the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Stalin Becomes Dictator of USSR

    Stalin Becomes Dictator of USSR
    When Stalin became dictator he transformed Russia from a poor poverty country into one of the world superpowers even if he killed millions of his own people to do it.
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    The Japanese wanted to expand their control over Manchuria so on September 18, 1931; the Japanese planted a small explosive device next to the tracks owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railroad near Mukden. The explosion that followed became known as the Mukden incident and provided an excuse for the Japanese to seize all of the cities along the railroad.
  • Holodomor

    A man-made famine in Ukraine caused by Joseph Stalin's decision to collectivize agriculture.
  • Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany
    Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in 1933 following a series of electoral victories by the Nazi Party. He ruled absolutely until his death by suicide in April 1945.
  • “Night of the Long Knives” in Germany

    “Night of the Long Knives” in Germany
    Purge of Nazi leaders by Adolf Hitler on June 30, 1934. Fearing that the paramilitary SA had become too powerful, Hitler ordered his elite SS guards to murder the organization’s leaders
  • Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian invasion of Ethiopia
    An armed conflict that resulted in Ethiopia’s subjection to Italian rule. Often seen as one of the episodes that prepared the way for World War II, the war demonstrated the ineffectiveness of the League of Nations when League decisions were not supported by the great powers.
  • Nuremberg Laws enacted

    Nuremberg Laws enacted
    These laws institutionalized many of the racial theories underpinning Nazi ideology and provided the legal framework for the systematic persecution of Jews in Germany.
  • The Great Purge and gulags

    The Great Purge and gulags
    The Great Purge, also known as the “Great Terror,” was a brutal political campaign led by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to eliminate dissenting members of the Communist Party and anyone else he considered a threat.
  • Spanish civil war

    Spanish civil war
    Military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country. When an initial military coup failed to win control of the entire country, a bloody civil war ensued, fought with great ferocity on both sides.
  • The Rape of Nanking

    The Rape of Nanking
    The Japanese burned down the city of Nanking in the process killed around 200,000 males and raped at least 20,000 women many of which were mutilated and killed on the process.
  • Kristallnacht

    Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews
  • Nazi Germany invades Poland

    Nazi Germany invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland to regain lost territory and ultimately rule their neighbor to the east. The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
    Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.