• Japanese invasion of China

    Japan viewed China's attempts to undo all the damage done in previous century as a threat to its control of Manchuria's railroads and the Kwantung Leased Territory. In order to protect their interests in the railroad and the Kwantung Leased Territory, the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1931.
  • Ribbentrop/Molotov Pact

    Ribbentrop/Molotov Pact
    The German-Soviet Peace treaty Pact, also known as the Nazi-Soviet Peace Treaty, the German-Soviet Treaty of Nonaggression, the Hitler-Stalin Pact, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, was agreed on August 23, 1939, between Germany and the Soviet Union.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    In a series of surprise attack, Germany invaded neutral Norway, taking the capital, Oslo, and the country's main ports. Germany attacked Belgium, the Netherlands, and France in May 1940, during which the Wehrmacht (German army) used a combined force of tanks, mobile infantry, and artillery units to drive through the Ardennes Forest and quickly penetrate the Allied lines.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    Parisians awaken to the sound of a German-accented voice announcing via loudspeakers. German tanks rolled into Paris, 2 million Parisians had already fled.Since Tours was on the new French defensive line on the Loire, Reynaud moved the government from Tours to Bordeaux in response to the fall of Paris.
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    Operation Barbarossa

    During World War II, Operation Barbarossa, sometimes known as Operation Fritz, was the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on June 22, 1941. The failure of German troops in the battle to defeat Soviet forces was a crucial turning point in the war.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Was an attack on one of the naval bases in Honolulu Hawaii. This attack destroyed or damaged 20 of our naval ship whit 8 of them being battleships. There were over 300 airplanes. there were over 2,400 Americans killed and over 1,000 people were injured. After this President Roosevelt asked congress to declare war on Japan.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    They did not record the exact day. Once the goal was made and passed though Hitler it was up to the other German leaders to go through with the plan. At this point they were already killing Jews In big numbers. While doing this they came up with other ways to kill them. Now the Nazis plan was becoming more efficient.
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    Bataan Death March

    The 75,000 Filipino and American troops captured on the Bataan Peninsula begin a forced march to a prison camp in Cabanatuan the day after the main Philippine island of Luzon surrenders to the Japanese. The Bataan Death March began the next day.
  • D-Day

    WWII in the battle of Normandy this led to Allied liberation fo western Europe from Nazi control. 156,000 Americans, British, and Canadian forces landed on a beach and it was the bigest amphibious military assault. By the end France was liberated. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
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    The Battle of the Bulge

    Operation Autumn Mist, also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, is started by the Germans in an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest battle fought on the Western front, so-called because the Germans created a "bulge" around the Ardennes woodland in way to destroy through the American defensive line.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Dropping of the atomic bomb
    During World War II (1939-1945), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 80,000 people have been killed directly by the explosion, and tens of thousands more died later as a result of radiation exposure
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    At least 160,000 prisoners went through the main camp and 90,000 passed through the subcamps over the length of Dachau's lifespan. According to incomplete records, at least 32,000 inmates died at Dachau and its subcamps, but countless more were shipped to extermination camps overseas.
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    The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima was an epic military battle in early 1945 between US Marines and the Imperial Army of Japan. The island of Iwo Jima, located 750 miles off the coast of Japan, had three airfields that could be used as a staging point for an invasion of mainland Japan. The island is invaded by American forces on February 19, 1945, and the following Battle of Iwo Jima lasted five weeks.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The act of unconditional surrender of all German land, sea, and air forces in Europe were signed by High Command and Grand Admiral Dönitz, the designated head of the German State. ” The war in Europe was finally over after nearly six years.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The 14th and 15th of August have been called "Victoryover Japan Day," or simply "V-J Day." The term has also been used to refer to September 2, 1945, when Japan officially surrendered aboard the USS Missouri, which was moored in Tokyo Bay.