• germany invades poland

    germany invades poland
    One of the first events to start WWII
  • Staling attacks finland

    Staling attacks finland
    When russia attacked finland, war broke out between them.
  • Germany attacks france

    Germany attacks france
    France signed an agreement with germany after being defeated which allowed germany to occupy northern france and all of frances coastline down to spain
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany couldnt control the air over britain, thus making him unable to control all of europe.
  • Hitler attacks the balkans

    Hitler attacks the balkans
    Germany needed oil, and other natural resources
  • lend lease act

    lend lease act
    allowed countries to recieve weapons from america if they were needed to protect america
  • Churchill Appointed PM of Britain

    Churchill Appointed PM of Britain
    Churchill lead britain against germany. And they never surrendered.
  • Blitzkrieg on Soviet union

    Blitzkrieg on Soviet union
    This was the first battle in which hitler was defeated, thus making it the turning point for WWII
  • Pearl Harbor Bombing

    Pearl Harbor Bombing
    Pearl Harbor was the last straw for America. This event caused America to join the war.
  • Formation of the UN

    Formation of the UN
    The 26 nations opposing the axis powers decided to vow to use all availible resources on the axis powers.
  • Holocaust

    Germany commited genocide against jew, gypsies, homosexuals, and dozens of other people he considered "Sub-Par"
  • japanese interment camps

    japanese interment camps
    following the pearl harbor bombing, roosevelt felt that he needed to take action on the japanese. So, he signed a paper that said all japanese living in the USA were to be put in internment camps.
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    Battle of midway

    This battle was won by the allies, due to better communication
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    Battle that was won by allies and Severely impacted japan's budget and economy. Along with their weapons and ability.
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  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Rommel Was beaten in Africa by the allies, this ensured that supplies would be avalible for the allies.
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    Tehran Conference

    meeting between churchill, roosevelt, and stalin they discussed their ideas on finishing the war, and what to do after the war.
  • D-day

    Allies landed 50 miles short of france to attack nazi germany head on.
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    Nuremburg Trials

    War criminals in hitlers army were brought to justice for their terrible actions against humanity.
  • cold war

    the cold war was fought between the usa and the USSR.
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    Yalta Conference

    agreed to soviet participation in the pacific theatre under the condition that they got influence in manchuria after japan surrendered.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    FDR died, leaving Truman in charge of america in the middle of WWII
  • Mussolini's Assasination

    Mussolini's Assasination
    Was commited to discourage facists in italy.
  • Hitler Kills Himself...

    Hitler Kills Himself...
    Hitler Kills himself, thus indirectly saying he gives up.
  • Potsdam conference

    Potsdam conference
    The "Big Three" Leaders met, and decided the japan must surrender.
  • McArthurs plans for japan

    McArthurs plans for japan
    With his help, japan recovered and became ready for war.
  • Atomic bombs on japan

    Atomic bombs on japan
    This marked the official Declaration of war on japan by the USA
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    Europe was destroyed after the war, and marshall assisted in europes plans for recovery
  • berlin airlift

    In attempt to cut off all surface roads, and trade to berlin, the soviet union blocked off roads in everything but west berlin
  • berlin wall

    berlin wall
    Germans Erected the berlin wall in order to keep berlin citizens from fleeing to the west.
  • cuban missile crisis

    cuban missile crisis
    America found out that cuba had nuclear missiles aimed at us. And, we quarenteened them.