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    Benito Mussolini

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    Italian Fascist leader. In power as premier of Italy from dates above.
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    Josef Stalin

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    Communist dictator of the Soviet Union (Russia).
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    Adolf Hitler

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    Nazi dictator of Germany.
  • Italian Invasion of Ethiopia

    Italian Invasion of Ethiopia
    Benito Mussolini lead Italian troops in an invasion of Ethiopia (previously Abyssinia). Mussolini invaded Ethiopia to gain more mineral resources and create a territory that would provide jobs for unemployed Italians during the Great Depression.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    Occupation of the Rhineland
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    Francisco Franco

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    The Spanish Civil War

    The Spanish Civil War was a military revolt agaisnt the Republican government led by General Francisco Franco. 500,00 people died over the course of the war, and when it came to an end Franco became the dictator of Spain.
  • Air Raid on Geurnica

    Air Raid on Geurnica
    German Junkers dropped bombs on Guernica, Spain as a trial bombing. The defensless village was left destroyed by the bombing, and many died.
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    Neville Chamberlain

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    British Prime Minister.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    Annexation by Hitler of Austria into the German Reich.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
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  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Through the Munich Conference, Hitler was allowed to annex the Sudetenland and occupy it for a period of time.
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    The Holocaust

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    the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Hitler and Stalin (Germany and the Soviet Union) make a pact not to go to war with each other and invade Poland and divide it between them.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    At 4:45 am German battleship Schleswig-Holstein opens fire and the invasion of Poland begins. Hitler belived that the British government would appease him but instead this event was the first military engagement of the war.
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    Winston Churchill

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    British Prime Minister.
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    Fall of France

    France surrenders to Germany in June, and this leaves an inbalance of power in Europe.
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    Charles DeGaulle

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  • Formation of the "Free French"

    Formation of the "Free French"
    General Charles De Gaulle broadcasts on the BBC an appeal for French citizesn to join the and fight agaisnt Germany. Thus, the Free French forces were formed.
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    Formation of Vichy France

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    After France's defeat by Germany, Philippe Pétain is given control of France in the unoccupied part of southeastern France (Vichy). Eventually, France was liberated from the Vichy Regime.
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    Battle of Britain

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  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis
    On this day the Tripartite pact was signed. This pact formally allied Italy, Japan, and Germany. Preceeding this pact was the Anti-Comintern Pact and the Pact of Steel, but it was not until 1940 that all three powers signed the same pact.
  • Erwin Rommel

    Erwin Rommel
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    Lifespan: 1891–1944. German field marshal nicknamed "the Desert Fox". Commander of the German forces in North Africa in World War II.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa is the name given to Hitler's (Germanys') invasion of the Soviet Union. This invasion ended in failure because Hitler's trooops were ill-prepared for the harsh Russian weather conditions and did not accept help from other non-Germans supporting their cause.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
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    Battle of Midway

    naval battle in which American planes based on land and on carriers defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Soviets defend thier city of Stalingrad against German invasion. This battle prevented the movement of the Germans into the Soviet Union and marks a turning point in the war in favor of the allies.
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    El Alamein

    British offensive deafeats German forces in Alamein, Egypt. British forces outnumbered the Germans two to one.
  • D-Day

    On this day 160,000 Allied troops traveled across the coastline of France to fight the Germans on the beaches of Normandy. Involved in the battle were 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircrafts. Through this, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy.
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    Battle of the Bulge

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    Iwo Jima

    Island in the Pacific in which the U.S and Japan fought. The U.S hoped to get to Japan through Iwo Jima and end the war.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    The day of victory in Europe for the Allies in World War II.
  • Atomic Weapons

    Atomic Weapons
    In an effort to win the war, President Harry S. Truman allowed the first atomic bomb (Little Boy) to be dropped on the Japanese town of Hiroshima.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    The day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.