WW2

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  • Hitler Takes Chancellor

    Hitler Takes Chancellor
    This is the day that Hitler was appointed to Chancellor, the most powerful position in German government at the time, from this point on he will be a force to reckoned with.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    When the Nuremberg Laws were enabled by Hitler, all jews were stripped of their German citizenship, homes, and any property. This was Hitler's first step in ridding Germany of the Jews.
  • Ethiopia Invaded

    Ethiopia Invaded
    Under the orders of Mussolini, the Italian armed forces begin their invasion of Ethiopia.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    On the night of Sep. 9-10th, German troops were in the streets destroying Jewish owned houses, buisnesses and synagogues. Some buildings were even burned to the ground (primarily synagogues).
  • Neutrality

    Neutrality
    Congress passes the Neutrality Act, which kept the United States neutral.
  • Poland Invaded

    Poland Invaded
    On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. ermany had a substantial numeric advantage over Poland and had developed a significant military prior to the conflict.
  • Drafted

    Drafted
    Congress passes the Selective Training and Service act, which registered 16 million men aged 21-35 registered, 1 million were selecteed to be drafted for a year.
  • Corrupt Deals

    Corrupt Deals
    The three dictatorial leaders of Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact. The act allied the three powers, putting the U.S. into a position where it has to fight a two ocean war.
  • Roosevelt re-re-elected

    Roosevelt re-re-elected
    President Roosevelt is re-elected to his third term as president
  • Lend Lease

    Lend Lease
    Congress passes the Lend Lease Act, which allowed the U.S. to lend arms to those in need of defense. This let the U.S. be involved in the war without ever actually being in it, although it leaned ever closer.
  • Jews in Soviet Union

    Jews in Soviet Union
    Hitler's "killing squads" accompany an advancing German army through the Soviet Union, following shortly behind them and putting an end to any Jews they might have encountered. No jewish man, woman, or child was safe.
  • Presidential Meetings

    Presidential Meetings
    President Roosevelt meets with the british prime minister, Winston Churchill, aboard the USS Augusta to discuss and establish the Atlantic Charter. The Charter defined the Allied goals for the post-war world.
  • Shots Fired

    Shots Fired
    German U-boats fire upon the U.S. destroyer Greer in the Atlantic ocean.
  • Leaning ever closer

    Leaning ever closer
    A U.S. merchant ship is sunlk off the coast of Greenland by German U-Boats.
  • Early Warnings

    U.S. intercepts a coded message sent by Tojo that instructed the Japanese navy to prepare for an attack on the United States. Allthough the message didn't say where at, president Roosevelt told the army "ready up".
  • This Means War!

    President Roosevelt intercepts a Japanese coded message that instructed Japanese officials to "reject all American peace proposals"
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked a harbor off the coast of Hawaii and destroyed 6 airtcraft carriers. This is the event that triggered the united states entrance into world war two.
  • U.S. Declares War

    U.S. Declares War
    One day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, congress approves President Roosevelt's choice to go to war.
  • Axis powers declare war

    Axis powers declare war
    After recieving news of the U.S. going to war with Japan, Germany and Italian leaders declare war on the United States. Their goal is to supress the U.S. in order to keep them from impeding with their plans for global control.
  • "Final Stage"

    "Final Stage"
    Hitler meets with his top officials in a suburb near Berlin. The decision to go fourth and gas the jews is finalized.
  • Internment Initiated

    Internment Initiated
    President Roosevelt issues executive order 9066, which required all people of Japanese heritage to move into "relocation camps".
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    On June 6th, allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, US and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France starting at 6:30 am.
  • Paris Liberated

    Paris Liberated
    U.S. forces liberate Paris from Nazi control.
  • FDR dies

    FDR dies
    President Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemmorage.
  • Mussolini Killed

    Mussolini Killed
    Italian insurgents manage to capture Mussolini, he is then murdered and his body mutilated.
  • An unsatisfying end

    An unsatisfying end
    German leader Adolf Hitler commits suicide in the city of Berlin.
  • Germany Quits!

    Germany Quits!
    On May 8th, germany made an unconditional surrender to the allied forces, thus marking the end of world war two in Europe
  • Glimmer of Hope

    Glimmer of Hope
    Inmates at the Ebensee Concentration Camp are liberated by U.S. soldiers
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    The United States drops the first ever atomic bomb used for warfare on Hiroshima, intantly killing 75,000 people and injuring an additional 100,000.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    A second atomic bomb is dropped on Japan by the U.S., this time in the city of Nagasaki. Another 60,000-80,000 people were killed.
  • Tokyo asks for peace

    Tokyo asks for peace
    Tokyo submits a formal peace offering, under the conditions that Emperor Hirohito keep his position of power.
  • WW2 ends

    WW2 ends
    By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. An official surrender ceremony is conducted on board the U.S. battleship Mussouri ending World War 2