WWII and the cold war

  • Gorbachev

    Gorbachev
    In 1961 he became a delegate to the Communist Party Congress. Became the first president of the Soviet Union in 1990 and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Japans invasion of china

    Japans invasion of china
    the japanese attacked thier own railroad in Manchuria and blamed it on the Chinese to give them a reson to attack.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air. Adolf Hitler is looking to regain his lost terittory and become the utimate ruler of Poland
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britian
    The german airforce's attempt to gain superiority over the RAF
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    The axis pwers became an alliance. the pact said that mutual assistance should be provided if any of the countries in the nack are attacked by a nation not already involved in the war.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    US providing military aid to foreign countries during WW2
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    meaning lightning war. while this meathod was successfull in Normandy and Frace Hitler failed in the raid of the Soviet union and found themselves out numbered.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    Hitler attempted to starve out the city and then take it for an ally.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese fighter plans attack the naval base at Honolulu. The next day Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on japan.
  • Formation of the UN

    Formation of the UN
    26 nation’s governments pledged to continue fighting together against the Axis powers
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    in berlin the SS's second in comand adn the nazis came together to discuss the final solution.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Midway marked the turning point in US battle against Japan. Previously Japan had naval superiority, but after midway they were equals
  • d-day

    d-day
    Liberation of the westetrn Europe from the nazi germans. American and British troops landed on five beaches and stormed Normandy.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in a town in Russia to discuss the future of the war and the world after the war.
  • Iwo jima/Okinawa

    Iwo jima/Okinawa
    First attack by the American on Japan was at Iwo jima. the second was at Okinawa which was much more challenginf because Okinawa was out of reach by American planes.
  • Hitlers suicide

    Hitlers suicide
    He took cyanide capsules and then shot himself with a pistol in his air-raid shelter
  • VE day

    VE day
    Victory in Europe day. German troops laid down their arms.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Joseph Stalin, winston Churchill, and Harry Turman met in germany to discuss the terms for the end of WW2
  • Heroshima

    Heroshima
    US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The bomb was known as Little Boy. The cities of hiroshima and nagasaki were chosen because they had been left relatively untouched by the war.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    When Japan announced it surrendered to the Allies. “victory over Japan Day”
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    said that the united states would provide political, military and economic assistance to all the democratic nations under threat from external opr internal authoritarian forces
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Intended to rebuild the economies and spirits of Western Europe. Also known as the European Recovery Program. Key to restoration of political stability is in the recreation of national economies.
  • NATO

    NATO
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization. provided a framework for the coldwar
  • MaoZedong and Peoples republic of China

    Mao proclaimed the founding of the peoples repbulic of china
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    First military action of the cold war. Started when 75000 North Korean soldiers crosses the 38th parallel.
  • Stalin's Death

    Stalin's Death
    died at the age of 73 when he suffered a cerebal hemorrhage
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam were pitte against the government of South Vietnam and the United states. ended in 1975
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Signed in Warsaw includes the soviet union, Albania, Poland, Romania, hungary, east Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria. The states in the agreement must come and defend any other state in the pact that is being attacked by an outside force.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    the soviet union launched the world's first artificial satellite
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    sponsered by the CIA a group of trained Cuban refugees attacked on the Bay of Pigs in attemot to bring down the communist government of Fidel Castro
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Built between East and West Berlin to stop people from leaving the East and going to the West.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Military standoff between the Soviet Union and the US. Kennedy enacted a naval blockade which almost caused war. Cuba is left alone and the Soviet takes their nuclear missiles away.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    11 Soviet Republics announced that they would no longer be a part of the soviet union