ww2

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  • Mussolini and the Fascists come to power in italy

    Mussolini and the Fascists come to power in italy
    When fascism arose in Europe after WW1 Mussolini used his charism to establish a powerful fascist state. At a gathering of 40,000 Fascists in Naples Mussolini threatened, “Either the government will be given to us, or we will seize it by marching on Rome.”
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    This is when the Kwantung army of the Japan Empire invaded Manchuria because of the Mukden incident. It lasted about 5 months and over 650 people died in the invasion.
  • Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany

    Hitler and the Nazis come to power in Germany
    The Nazi party rised to power when it attained 107 seats in Germany's partiament. It become the largest political party. As a result German president (Hidenburg) appointed Hitler chancellor, which paved the way for Nazi dictatorship after his death.
  • Neutrality Acts passed in the US

    Neutrality Acts passed in the US
    The Neutrality Acts were laws passed in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939 to limit U.S. involvement in future wars. They were based on the widespread rumors with World War I in the early 1930s and the belief that the United States had been drawn into the war through loans and trade with the Allies.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    This was an agreement signed by Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano. It stated that all predominantly German territory in Czechoslovakia was to be handed over .
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    It was a program against Jews by the SA parlimentary forces. About 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to camps and about 100 Jews died. Many buildings were destroyed.
  • Formation of the Axis Powers

    Formation of the Axis Powers
    An alliance formed and Germany and Italy signed a treaty that formed the Rome-German Axis . It consisted of Japan, Germany, and Italy.
  • Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Agression Pact

    Germany and the USSR sign the Non-Agression Pact
    Enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years
  • Germany invades Poland - Beginning of WW2

    Germany invades Poland - Beginning of WW2
    German forces broke through Polish defenses along the border and quickly advanced on Warsaw, the Polish capital. German forces under the control of Adolf Hitler bombard Poland on land and from the air. This marked the beginning of WW2.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic was the struggle between the Allied and German forces for control of the Atlantic Ocean.German submarines and other warships prowled the Atlantic Ocean sinking Allied transport ships. Over 30,000 sailors were killed on each side. The Allies lost around 3,500 supply ships and 175 warships. The Germans lost 783 submarines.
  • France falls to Germany

    France falls to Germany
    The German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. France had declared war on Germany, following the German invasion of Poland. Its failure was a result of a hopelessly divided French political elite, a lack of quality military leadership, rudimentary French military tactics.
  • Rescue at Dunkirk

    Rescue at Dunkirk
    The Rescue at Dunkirk was the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk to England. About 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops had been saved. About 16,00 people died and 90% of Dunkirk was destroyed.
    https://time.com/4869347/dunkirk-aftermath-history/
  • Presidential Election of 1940

    Presidential Election of 1940
    The candidates for this election were Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie. Roosevelt won the election by five million votes, with 54.8 percent of the popular vote and 84.5 percent of the electoral college. This granted him a 3rd term in office.
  • Congress passed the Lend Lease Act

    Congress passed the Lend Lease Act
    The Lend Lease Act had given President Roosevelt virtually unlimited authority to direct material aid such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, trucks, and food to the war effort in Europe without violating the nation's official position of neutrality.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was the code name for the American led effort to develop an atomic weapon during World War II.The Manhattan Project was started in response to fears that German scientists had been working on a weapon using nuclear technology. Some of the scientist included J. Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller .
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Over 1,000 people died in this attack. This was done to make the United States afraid.
    https://www.doi.gov/video/remembering-pearl-harbor
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    This was a march in the Philippines that was 66 miles that 76,000 prisoners of war that included Americans and Filipinos.They were forced by the Japanese military to endure in April 1942, during the early stages of World War II.
  • Battle of Midway Island

    Battle of Midway Island
    The U.S. Navy's decisive victory in the air-sea battle and its successful defense of the major base located at Midway Island. Dashing Japan's hopes of neutralizing the United States as a naval power and effectively turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific.
  • Rosie the Riverter campaigns encourages women to get a job

    Rosie the Riverter campaigns encourages women to get a job
    Rosie the Riveter was the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women.
  • D-day invasion

    D-day invasion
    After the results of the Battle of Norway resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control . This is when about 156,000 American, British , and Canadian landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region . About 73,000 people died in this attack.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIIN0Ug8wg8
  • Allied Invasion / Victory in the Phillipines

    Allied Invasion / Victory in the Phillipines
    MacArthur was planning to invade Mindanao, southernmost of the large islands in the Philippines. However, naval strikes against the Philippines in September revealed unexpectedly weak Japanese defenses on both Mindanao and Leyte in the central Philippines. It was then proposed that plans be changed to bypass Mindanao and land directly on Leyte. MacArthur scheduled the Leyte attack.
  • Presidential Election of 1944

    Presidential Election of 1944
    Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Thomas E. Dewey and secured his fourth term as president. Roosevelt won with 432 electoral votes.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was fought between the Allies and the German forces. Hitler’s aim was to split the Allies in their drive toward Germany. The German troops failure to divide Britain, France and America paved the way to victory for the allies.
  • Relocation of Japanese Americans to camps

    Relocation of Japanese Americans to camps
    This was caused because Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 with the intention of preventing espionage on American shores. Military zones were created in California, Washington and Oregon, states with a large population of Japanese Americans and Roosevelt's executive order commanded the relocation of Americans of Japanese ancestry.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference was a meeting of three World War II allies: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. The trio met in February 1945 in the resort city of Yalta, located along the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula.
  • V-E day

    V-E day
    The Allies celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Reich, formally recognizing the end of the Second World War in Europe. It stands for Victory in Europe day .
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagaski

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagaski
    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9. The two bombings killed about 226,000 people who were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated.
  • Formation of the United Nations

    Formation of the United Nations
    The United Nations officially comes into existence. In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. The Charter was signed by the representatives of the 50 countries.