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    Japanese invasion of China

    Known as the Second-Sino Japanese War, began in 1937 and lasted until 1935. It was marked by significant battles, such as the infamous Nanking Massacre. The invasion led to severe devastation in China, with millions of Chinese citizens losing their lives. It ended with Japan's surrender to allied forces at the end of World War 2.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor located in Hawaii, is a significant historical site due to the surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy Air Service on December 7, 1941. This event led the United States to enter World War II.
  • Wannsee Conference

    The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior officials of Nazi Germany held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on January 20, 1942. The purpose of the conference was to discuss and coordinate the implantation of what they called the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Leading to the Holocaust.
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    Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March was A tragic and brutal event during World War II taking place in the Philippines in April 1942. Following the surrender of Bataan two Japanese forces approximately 60,000 to 80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of War were forced to March 65 miles under extremely harsh conditions with little food or water to a prison camp.
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    Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway which took place in June 1942 was a pivotal event in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The Japanese aim to eliminate the United States as a strategic power and the Pacific but their plan to ambush the US fleet was intercepted. The US forces anticipating the attack were able to prepare and launch a counteroffensive. Over the course of the battle the US sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad fought between August 23rd 1942 and February 2nd 1943 was one of the most significant battles in World War II. It was a major turning point marking Germany's first major defeat in the beginning of a series of disasters for the Nazi forces. The city of Stalingrad and now vocal grad was a strategic Target for Hitler who hoped to cut off the Soviets access to the Volga River .
  • Operation Thunderclap

    In 1944 during World War II A Plan called Operation Thunderclap was proposed. The idea was to bomb Berlin, which would inflict many casualties. However, the project was never put into action. General Lawrence Cutter was against the British Air Ministries plan to bomb large and small cities all over germany. However, a bombing of this scale could have had an enormous impact on the German people's morale.
  • D-Day

    June 6, 1944, was the day of the largest seaborne invasion in history, led by Allied forces in Normandy, France during World War II. The operation marked the start of the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of Bulge was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during WWI. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region in Belgium. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces off guard and became the costliest battle in terms of casualties for the US during the war.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    The Liberation of the concentration camps during World War II was a significant and deeply emotional event. is Allied Forces moved across Europe and defeat of the Nazi regime, they begin to encounter and liberate concentration camp prisoners. the first major camp Majanek was discovered by Soviet forces in July 1944. However it wasn't until the final months of the war from January to May 1944 that majority of the camps were liberated mostly by Soviets and Western Allies.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima which took place from February 19th to March 26th 1945 was a major battle where the US Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The battle was 5 weeks and comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the war in the Pacific. despite heavy losses American forces were able to secure the island making a significant end to the war.
  • VE Day

    VE day also known as Victory in Europe Day marks the formal acceptance by the allies of World War II of Nazi's Germany's unconditional surrender of its Armed Forces. The day brought an end to nearly 6 years of a war that had cost the life of millions, destroyed homes, families, cities, and had brought huge suffering and privations to the populations of entire countries
  • Potsdam Declaration

    The Potsdam Declaration issued on July 26, 1945 was an ultimatum delivered by the United states, the United Kingdom, and China to Japan calling for its unconditional surrender in World War II. The Declaration outlined the terms of surrender promising that Japan would not be destroyed as a nation and that it would be allowed to maintain a peaceful economy. However, it also stated that the Japanese military forces would be completely disarmed.
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    Dropping of the atomic bombs

    A 1945, the United States dropped two Atomic Bombs in Japan, forever changing the course of history. The first bomb codenamed “Little Boy” Was dropped on the city Hiroshima on August 6th causing immense destruction and loss of life. 3 days later on August 9th a second bomb “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. These bombings resulted in the immediate death of approximately 200,000 people. The devastation led to Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15th effectively ending World War II.
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    VJ Day

    VJ Day Or victory over Japan day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, effectively bringing the war to end. The official surrender ceremony took place on September 2nd 1945 aboard the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. The day was filled with mixed emotion, relief at the end of a long and brutal war, and mourning for the lives lost. However it was also a time of reflection on the immense human cost of the conflict and the new uncertain world that lay ahead .