After WW1 many soldiers were jobless and homeless and joined the National Socialist German Workers' Party. He talked his way into power my convincing Germany that he would boost the economy. He wanted to unite all German speaking countries into German empire and to purify any other race that wasn't their blue-eyed blonde-haired "Aryan" race.
It was a belief that every German person was entitled to a house and land to live on on Earth even if it was to be achieved by force
Benito Mussolini's facist government in Italy
When he came in power unemployment was high and people were mad. He knew what the public wanted and told them that's what they would get through his rule and won the support of the majority of people.
Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government in the Soviet Union
After V. I. Lenin died in 1924, Stalin came into power and turned the Soviet Union into a communist country
Japanese invasion of Manchuria
Japan thought that the Japanese people needed more living space and invaded Manchuria, China which killed many innocent people.
They were also referred as "brown shirts" and were mostly jobless people who Hitler took into his private army. They typically did so out of desperation.
Once Hitler was a chancellor or prime minister, he dismantled the Weimar Republic and put in the Third Reich which supported his beliefs.
Hitler's military build-up in Germany
In 1935 Hitler began a military build up which violated the Treaty of Versailles, then in 1936 he sent troops to Rhineland which had been demilitarized due to the Treaty of Versailles.
Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia
After building his Roman Empire, they invaded Ethiopia and the League's response was a boycott
Hitler invades the Rhineland
After his military build up in Germany in 1935, he sent troops into Rhineland to invade them while the League did nothing to stop him.
He led a revolution against the Spanish Republic to overthrow it and which caused a civil war and started a fascist government
This was when Hitler's annexed Austria into Nazi Germany
This agreement was when Nazi Germany, the U.K., France, and Italy that had Czechoslovakia surrender its borders to Nazi Germany
This was a union between Germany and Italy that tipped the tides of the war
This was an agreement by Joseph Stalin that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union would never attack each other
This was a military tactic by Nazi Germany that would attack an enemy by surprise by using fast tanks and aircrafts
Britain and France declare war on Germany
Around this time Britain and France were allies and both declared war on Germany
The Phony War was a time period when people sat around waiting for something to happen after Britain and France declared war on Germany
Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway
This was when German troops advanced on Denmark and Norway expanding their territory
Hitler's invasion of the Netherlands
When Hitler and his army invaded the Netherlands the battle went on for four days until Dutch forces were forced to surrender
Germany and Italy's Invasion of France
The Axis powers Germany and Italy invaded France which was the first major engagement of Italy in the war also called "Battle of the Alps"
Marshal Philippe Petain
He was the French ambassador to Spain during WW2
The Battle of Britain
This was a campaign on Britain by Nazi Germany in an effort to win Britain but they British were able to win in the end and defeat the Nazis
Pearl Harbor Attack
This was a Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island in Honolulu which dropped bombs on U.S. ships which led the U.S. into WW2
War Productions Board
A government agency that controlled trade and products during the war
After the Pearl Harbor attacks the U.S. became paranoid and interned Japanese citizens of the west coast into internment camps
U.S. convoy system
This was a system used in WW2 which sent groups of ships to protect each other overseas which was made out of desperation
Battle of Stalingrad
This was when the Germans invaded Stalingrad in the Soviet Union. They bombed the whole city and it was all on fire. It was so bad that Russian officials contemplated abandoning the city but the Soviet Union won
This was an operation by the Anglo-American operation to invade the French morocco and Algeria
This is a surrender where no guarantees were made to the surrendering party
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
It was a division of women in the U.S. military
Office of Price Administration
An administration that controlled the flow of money after the war started
Korematsu v. United States
This was a court case where a Japanese citizen upheld the U.S. over the internment of Japanese citizens during WW2
This was a campaign by Italy that was opposed by Germany
This was an invasion by the Allied powers on the beach of Normandy which was an Allied victory
Battle of the Bulge
A German offensive campaign on the West front which ended in an Allied victory
Battle of the Atlantic
This was a huge campaign which took over the Atlantic ocean which went from 1939-1945 which was U.S. v. Nazi Germany in a series of dogfights and ship battles
Death of Hitler
When Allied forces advanced on Hitler's bunker, he killed himself
This was the day when Nazi Germany surrendered and the Allied powers won
Lend Lease Act
An act passed that promotes U.S. security
Harry S. Truman
He was the 33rd president who succeeded after the death of Roosevelt and put the Marshal act in place to rebuild Europe
The project that was lead by scientists and military officials to create the atomic bomb