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WWII By Trevor Linden

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    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Although the two countries had fought intermittently since 1931, total war started in earnest in 1937 and ended only with the surrender of Japan in 1945. The war was the result of a decades-long Japanese imperialist policy aiming to dominate China politically and militarily and to secure its vast raw material reserves and other economic resources, particularly food and labor.
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    Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking
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    Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland from three sides driving them away from Germany.
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    German Blitzkrieg

    The German style of warfare. Best described as attack and ask questions later.
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    Fall of Paris

    Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces.
  • Germany Invades the Soviet Union

    Over 4,000,000 Axis soldiers invade the USSR along an 1800 mile front. Noted as the largest invasion in warfare history.
  • Attack on Pear Harbor

    The Japanese Launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii killing 2400 people and damaging 19 U.S. War ships.
  • Wannsee Conference

    A top secret Nasi meeting to discuss the final solution
  • Bataan Death March

    The forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.
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    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    The 1943 act of Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    A boming raid of Hamburg in Germany lasting 8 days and 7 nights
  • D-Day

    The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France starting at 6:30 am.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap was a plan to pretty much blow up Berlin and kill most of the high ranking officers but the plan was shelved because it was unethical
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    Battle of the Bulge

    A major German offensive launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    A major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire.
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    Battle of Kinawa 1 April – 22 June 1945

    Fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinaw, the Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.
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    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The United States uses the only two nucular bomb attacks in history to force Japan into surrender
  • Victory in Europe Day

    A public holiday marking the unconditional surrender of the Nazi Empire
  • Potsdam Declaration

    Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender
  • Victory over Japan Day

    A holiday memorating the day that Japan conditionaly surrendered officially marking the end of World War 2