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
German forces bombard Poland by land and air. this was one of the events that led to the start of WW2
Battle of Britain
Germany's way to gain air superiority over Britains Royal Air Force. German failed to succeed
Axis Powers formed by Germany, Italy, and Japan become allies by signing the Tripartite Pact in Berlin
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
Blitzkrieg was a war tactic for the Germans and the Soviet Union suffered great losses when it was used against them.
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
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.
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
The purpose of the conference was to inform administrative leaders of departemnts responsible for the various policies relating to the Jews
Battle of Midway
The U.S. defeated Japan's very intelligent naval base. allowed U.S. to move in an offensive position.
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.
Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt decide to demand Germany’s surrender and began plans for a post-war world.
The Americans needed a base near the Japanese Coast and took Iwo Jima.
Hitler committed suicide by gunshot.
Nazi German forces surrendered.
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
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
The day that Japan had surrendered unconditionallu to the Allies, ending World War 2
Truman established a doctrine to ask for 400 million dollars to aid Greece and Turkey.
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 was established by 12 different nations. Military alliance against Soviet Union
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.
Fight between commmunist and non-communist forces in Korea. Resulted in the division of Korea.
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.
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.
The Soviet successfully launched the world's first satellite.
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
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.
Purpose was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and damage the social state.
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
Few days before this many country's representatives got together and annouced they would no longer be part of the Soviet Union.