• Gorbachev

    Last General Secretary of Communist Party of Soviet Union.
  • Japan's Invasion of China

    Japan claimed that China had fired shots on them and then used that as excuse to successfully invade Manchuria. Japan then used Manchuria as a launching base for troops.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    German forces bombard Poland by land and air. this was one of the events that led to the start of WW2
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany's way to gain air superiority over Britains Royal Air Force. German failed to succeed
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    Axis Powers formed by Germany, Italy, and Japan become allies by signing the Tripartite Pact in Berlin
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Lend- Lease was passed on March 1941. It was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Blitzkrieg was a war tactic for the Germans and the Soviet Union suffered great losses when it was used against them.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    Germans swiftly fly through Leningrad's defenses and kill over a thousand Russians. Part of attack on Soviet Union.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Many American Navy vessels were destroyed along with American soldiers
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration signed by representatives of 26 countries, called the "United Nations." International Post-war peacekeeping organization
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    The purpose of the conference was to inform administrative leaders of departemnts responsible for the various policies relating to the Jews
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The U.S. defeated Japan's very intelligent naval base. allowed U.S. to move in an offensive position.
  • D-Day

    D-Day aka Battle of Normandy. British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches on France's Normandy region. One of the largest military assaults.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt decide to demand Germany’s surrender and began plans for a post-war world.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    The Americans needed a base near the Japanese Coast and took Iwo Jima.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Hitler committed suicide by gunshot.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Nazi German forces surrendered.
  • The Potsdam Conference

    The Potsdam Conference
    Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry Truman all met in Potsdam, Germany to negotiate the terms to the end of the world war 2
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The U.S. used the Enola Gay to bomb Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing thousands of people and putting an end to the war
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day that Japan had surrendered unconditionallu to the Allies, ending World War 2
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman established a doctrine to ask for 400 million dollars to aid Greece and Turkey.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Marshall Plan was also known as the European Recovery Program and directed over 13 billion dollars to finance the economic recovery of Europe till 1951
  • NATO

    NATO was established by 12 different nations. Military alliance against Soviet Union
  • Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China
    Mao Zedong annouced that the new Chinese government will be under the control of the Communist Party of China.
  • Korean Way

    Korean Way
    Fight between commmunist and non-communist forces in Korea. Resulted in the division of Korea.
  • Stalin's death; Khrushchev

    Stalin's death; Khrushchev
    Nikita Khrushchev was a Commasar in the War. He fought in several crucial battles in Russia.
    March 5th, 1953 Stalin died by crebral hemorrhage.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Soviet Union and seven of its European satellites sign a treaty to establish the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense organization the puts the Soviets in command of the armed forced of the member states.
  • Sputnik

    The Soviet successfully launched the world's first satellite.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was the struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States trying to prevent the spread of communism.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs was when a CIA group of Cuban refugees landed in Cuba and attempted to overturn the communist government of Fidel Castro. The attack was big failure.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Purpose was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and damage the social state.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    U.S. and the Soviet Union get into political and military standoff for the installation of nuclear weapons on Cuba
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    Few days before this many country's representatives got together and annouced they would no longer be part of the Soviet Union.