• Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany breaks the agreements and invades Poland. France and Britain declare war on Germany soon after.
  • Stalin Attacks Finland

    Stalin Attacks Finland
    Soviet Union launches invasion on Finland and takes it within 3 months.
  • Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain
    Winston Churchill is appointed to be Prime Minister.
  • German Invasion of France

    German Invasion of France
    Germany invaded France and seemingly took it in no time. The French did not hardly put up a fight at all. France would be divided and occupied until the allied liberation in 1944.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    A battle in which the allied and axis powers went toe to toe in an air battle that lasted 3 months. A British victory proved to be a major turning point in the war.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Allowed Britian and other countries to have our tanks on the deal that they would be payed for after the war.
  • Hitler Takes Over The Balkans

    Hitler Takes Over The Balkans
    After the Italians failed to take over Greece and the Balkans, Germany intervened and killed them in a month.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Also known as "Operation Barborossa," the German blitzkrieg on the Soviet Union was the largest land invasion in the history of warfare. The Germans and Soviets were "allies" before this event took place. This invasion would untimately lead to Germany's demise.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese launch suprise attack on U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.
  • Holocaust

    Jews and other minorities were rounded up, put into concentration camps, and executed.
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    Japanese citizens were sent to camps for the duration of WW2 because people feared they would be loyal to Japan.
    Note*couldn't find exact date on this.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The first of many US victories in the Pacific front. Many call this the changing of the tide in the war.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    After a back and forth chase across the desert. The allies finally stopped a German advance in El Alamein which would eventually lead to a victory on the African front.
  • Guadacanal

    Another US victory in a very brutal battle.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    It is among one of the bloodiest battles in history and was a turning point for the Soviets on the eastern front.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Allies meet in Tehran to discuss the war. Mainly whether another front should be opened in Western Europe (France).
  • D-Day

    The allied invasion of western France.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Allies met to discuss post-war Europe and how everything was to be done with the war torn nations after the war was over.
  • FDR Death

    FDR Death
    While at his house in Warm Springs, Ga, he died of a stroke.
  • Mussolini Assassintation

    Mussolini Assassintation
    Mussolini was trying to escape north and was captured and executed. His body was then hung in the streets for everyone to see.
  • Death of Adolf Hitler

    Death of Adolf Hitler
    Soviets were on the doorstep of Berlin. Hitler and his wife both commit suicide in his bunker.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    In my opinion, the Cold war started right after Hitler's death and the defeat of Germany. The Cold War was an arms build up between the US and USSR. The USSR would eventually collapse in 1991 and went back to being Russia. Luckily there was never really any war between the two as it surely would have led to the destruction of the planet.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    After WW2, leaders in the allied country came up with the United Nations. It was the less glitchy version of the League of Nations. It is a very powerful committee to this day.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allies meet after the European Front has finished and discuss the division of Germany
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
    In an effort to end the war, the US drops the new atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
  • Bombing of Nagasaki

    Bombing of Nagasaki
    After dropping the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the US dropped one more on Nagasaki, ending the war.
  • McArthur’s Plan For Japan

    McArthur’s Plan For Japan
    He would oversee the recovery of Japan after the war and sought social, political, and economic changes.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Where war criminals were tried and convicted for their hanous acts during the war.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Economic recovery in Europe supplied by the United States. To help rebuild.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Allies decided to drop supplys in West Berlin since the Soviets had put a blockade on the city, demonstrating their dislike of the Deutsche Mark.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Was created to keep people from fleeing into West Berlin. It also served as a idealogical divide between democracy and communism.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Probably the closest the US and USSR got to nuclear. USSR tried to put missles in Cuba and the US did not take kindly to this.