WWII at a glance...of the screen

  • Revolution in the Soviet Union

    The women of Petrograd left their factories and began protesting in the streets...this was a catalyst to men and women everywhere who were tired of being hungry and working long hours for nothing. Thus a revolution began. End of the Russian Empire; led by the Bolsheviks. End of the Romanov Dynasty.
  • The Bolsheviks rise to power

    **Day Unkown
    Beginning in April when Stalin returned from exile in Switzerland, the bolshevics began to work against the provistional government by promising to end WWI, to redistibute the land, end food shortages. THey spread their ideas among the soldiers and peasants and in the revolution of 1917, they were able to overthrow the government and take over.
  • US reconizes the Soviet Union

    On this date President Franklin Roosevelt ended almost 16 years of American non-recognition of the Soviet Union after a series of negotiations in Washington, D.C. with the Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Maxim Litvinov. On December 6, 1917, the U.S. Government broke off diplomatic relations with Russia, shortly after the Bolshevik Party seized power. FDR appoints ambassador to USSR.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    On this date representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, which guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other. By signing this pact, Germany protected itself from having to fight a two-front war in the coming World War II; the Soviet Union was given land, including parts of Poland and the Baltic States.
  • Soviet - German Non- Aggression Pact

    Germany and the Soviet Union both signed an agreement saying that niether of them would harm each other in war. This pact ended with Hitlers invasion of Poland.
  • Invasion of Poland

    On this day some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II.
  • Invasion of Finland

    On August 1924 Germany and the Soviet Union signed a pact. A secret clause marked Finland as part of the Soviet sphere of influence. On November 26 the Soviet Union accused the Finnish army of shelling the village of Mainila. It was subsequently found that the Soviets had in fact shelled their own village to create an excuse to withdraw from their non-aggression pact with Finland. On 30 November the Soviet Union attacked Finland.
  • Stalin gets the Baltic States

    The occupation of the Baltic states refers to the military occupation of the three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by the Soviet Union On June 221941 Nazi Germany attacked the USSR and within weeks occupied the Baltic territories. As a result of the Baltic Offensive of 1944, the Soviet Union recaptured most of the Baltic states and trapped the remaining German forces until ther surrender in May 1945.
  • Germany Invandes Soviet Union

    Under the codename Operation "Barbarossa," Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in the largest German military operation of World War II.
    The destruction of the Soviet Union by military force, the permanent elimination of the Communist threat to Germany, and the seizure of prime land within Soviet borders for German settlement had been a primary goal since the 1920's.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
    The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions Japan was planning in Southeast Asia.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) was the major battle of World War II. Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Soviet Union. it is among the bloodiest battles in the history of war. It was a turning point for the European fores of World War II because the German forces never regaining the initiative in the East and withdrawing vast military force from the West to reinforce their losses.[11]
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    Tehran Conference

    The Tehran Conference was a strategy meeting held between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. It was held in the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran and was the first of the World War II conferences held between all of the "Big Three" Allied leaders. The main outcome of the Tehran Conference was the commitment to opening a second front against Germany by the Western Allies.
  • Ally Landing in Normandy (D-Day)

    The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II. At the time it was the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place.
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    Big 3 Yalta Meeting

    The purpose was to discuss Europe's post-war reorganization. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta, in Crimea. The meeting was intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe.
  • Berlin Falls

    The final major offence by the East, and brought an end to the war with Germany.
    Before the battle was over, Hitler and a number of his followers committed suicide. The city finally surrendered on May 2; however, fighting continued to west of the city until the end of the war in Europe on 8 May so thqt the Germans could surrender to the Western Allies rather than to the Soviets.
  • Japanese Defeated

    The surrender of the Empire of Japan brought the hostilities of World War II to a close.The combinesd shock of two atomic bombs and the invasion of the Soviet Union cause Japan to surrender and accept the terms laid before them,