• Holocaust

    The killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invades France because Hitler wants more land.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    Most dominant figure in British polictics
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Attack on Britain by the Germans
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany invades France to keep them from expanding and taking over other colonies.
  • Lend-Lease act

    Lend-Lease act
    system where the United States aided its World War II allies with war materials, such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and trucks, and with food and other raw materials.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    failed to bring finland into is control
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Thought that invading a large area would bring more success and he wanted it to be easier to bring supplies to the USSR
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    blitzkrieg seemed to over power the soviet union.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that caused the U.S. to enter the war
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    The US held Japanese-Americans in harmless camps to mainly keep an eye on them in case they were planning to attack.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    World War II naval battle, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Then the German and Italian forces were able to destroy most of the British tank force
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad
  • Guadalcanal

    land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    meeting between U.S. President, British Prime Minister, and Soviet Premier in Tehrān during World War II. The chief discussion centred on the opening of a “second front” in western Europe.
  • D-Day

    attack on germany on a beach during ww2
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Conference during ww2 between the 3 allied leaders to plan the defeat of nazi Germany
  • F.D.R's death

    F.D.R's death
    Died while posing for a painting in his house in Warm Springs Georgia
  • Mussolini's assassination

    Mussolini's assassination
    he was shot and killed towards the end of ww2
  • Hitler's suicide

    Hitler's suicide
    he shot himself and his wife took poison
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    series of trials held, in which former Nazi leaders were indicted and tried as war criminals by the International Military Tribunal.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allied conference which they discussed substance and procedures of the peace settlements in Europe
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    Acted as a leader and rebuilt the country and the formation of the democratic government.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Bomb dropped by the US that destroyed most of the city.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    The United Nations was the second multipurpose international organization established in the 20th century that was worldwide in scope and membership
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    U.S.-sponsored program designed to rehabilitate the economies of 17 western and southern European countries
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Soviet Union tried to force the Western Allied powers to abandon their post-World War II jurisdictions in West Berlin
  • cold war

    cold war
    rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.