WWII & Cold War Timeline

  • Gorbachev

    Gorbachev
    Born 1931 of march 2nd. He became first president of Soviet Union in 1990 and won Nobel Prize for the efforts to end Cold War.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The invasion that lead and sparked the WWII. Germany attacked from the West and Soviet Union from the East.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
  • Tripartite pact

    Tripartite pact
    Treaty signed in Germany that formed the Axis Powers that allowed each other to help if they were attacked.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    System implemented to aid allies during the WWII. They were to aid in materials and food.
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    Millitary operation on Leningrad. Interestingly...Hitler did not take Leningrad and storm the city at the end.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Was also known as the lightning war (blitz) , Germany invaded Soviet. Lightning fast victories.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    26 Nations came together in 1942 to sign a Declaration that said to stop the axis powers
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    Meeting held by the Nazi in Berlin to plan on "final solution"
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Invasion of Northern Fraceby the 5 countries including U.S. Northern France were later freed by German
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Took place in Russia from Feb 4th to 11th in 1945
    US,Britian, and the Soviet came in deciding future porgress of the war
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Two battles before the marines reached the japanese mainland. Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battle that occured during the WWII. This was the turning point in the war
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    the day japan had surrendered unconditionally to the allies ending the WWII. Vj is for Victoryover Japan day.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    dictator of germany shoots himself after founding out the unsuccessful invasion of russia. He also killed his family.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    the day Allied won in Europe. Stands for Victory in Europe
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    One of the turning points in War. U.S dropping a atomic bomb on japan. This resulted in Japan surrendering in WWII.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    It was to stop the communist domination, offical declaration of cold war.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Recovery Plan made by the U.S to help aid those countries that need help. And to also create a democracy/stable economy.
  • NATO

    NATO
    Stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Currently an alliance of more than 28 countries that have joined together for secure defense.
  • Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong &People’s Republic of China
    Mao the chairman of Cetral People's Government, declared himself the founder of the People's Republic of China. It was held in a grand ceremony with 300k people
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between North and South on government disagreement. China helped North as U.S helped the South. Korea is the only country to be separated by a civil war for more than 50 years. War lasted 3 years ending in 1953.
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    After stalin's death in 1953, Khrushchev emerged changing all policies.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Military alliance in Eastern Europe that included Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    Launched by the Soviets. This frightened many americans during the cold war as it suprised them of how far soviet union has gone with technology.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Battle between the north and south vietnam over the type of government. Was sometimes known as the American war as it was a war to fight americans to save the nation.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Listed Top 10 Mistakes made by President, this was an unsuccessful invasion to overthrow Cuba's communist government.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Wall built between the East and West Germany. Built with concrete and barbed wire and they could not cross or will be shot. many families were separated for this reason.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Soviets missle in Cuban that was installed pointing directly at U.S. just 90miles away. Agreement wsa made to remove missle for not invading Cuba and removing Missle from Turkey.
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    Goes to being Russia from Soviet Union after the fall due to the economic problems.
  • Japan’s invasion of China

    Japan’s invasion of China
    Also called the Rape of Nanking that started from Japan-China War when Chinese troops fired Japanese. This killed 250000 people.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Was considered one of the decisive naval battle in WWII. This was 6months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S cracked Japanese code and attacked.