• Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Hitler uses blitzcrieg tacktect to wage war and regain lost territory.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    French counter germany and prepare while germans are occupied with poland.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Stallin is afraid of an invasion from the west so he takes over finland after unsucsefull negotiation attempts.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    needed to control of the English Channel so that the British Navy would not be able to attack her invasion barges which were to land on Kent and Sussex beaches.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    hitler wanted to take out the brittish.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Roosevelt provided Britain with all aid for thr war. British warships were allowed to make repairs in American ports and training facilities for British servicemen were constructed in the US.
  • Holocaust

    The mass murder of jews, jepsies, homosexuals, and so on by the nazi force led by hitler.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    largest land invasion in history by germany.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The bombing of the U.S. base in hawaii by japan without warning, forcing the U.S. to enter WW2.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Changing of tide in the war with a U.S. victory
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germany surrounded the city and cut off supplies
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    Camps where japanese americans were kept and believed to be spys
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Allies stoped the german advance in north africa
  • Guadalcanal

    One of the first battles the U.S. won in the paciffic
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Allies disscuss opening western front in europe
  • D-Day

    The storming of normandy france by U.S. troops
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt talked about Europe's postwar. purpose of Yalta was the re-establishment of the nations conquered and destroyed by Germany.
  • FDR Death

    FDR Death
    FDR dies of a stroke at warm springs
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Hitler killed himself in a bunker.
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    mussolini was shot and hung
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
  • Cold war

    Cold war
    The mass production of nuclear weapons by U.S. and Soviet Union.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    talked about the peace settlements in Europe but did not try to write peace treaties
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    U.S. droped bombs on japan to end the war.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    The Nuremberg Trials is the name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in crimes committed during the Holocaust of World War II.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    European nations received $13 billion, which was used in shipments of food, staples, fuel and machinery from the United States.
  • Berlin airlift

    Berlin airlift
    Soviets placed a blockade on the allied sector of Berlin to starve the population into Soviet support. The allies sent massive air supply- flying night and day to feed the city.
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    Plan to rebuild japan after the war.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Way to stop East Berliners escaping from the Soviet-controlled East German state into the West of the city.
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis
    installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores, leading to the blocking off of cuba.