• Adolf HItler's rise to power

    Adolf HItler's rise to power
    Joined a struggling group called the National Socialist German Worker's Party.He promised to bring Germany out of chaos. German brand of Fascism based on extreme nationalism. The Great Depression helped them come to power because so many were out of jobs so they joined the private army.
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    Means My struggle by Hitler set forth the basic beliefs of Nazism that became the plan of action for the Nazi party.
  • Benito Mussolini's fascist government

    Benito Mussolini's fascist government
    Played on the fears of economic collapse of economic collapse and communism. He won the support of many discontented Italians. Stressed nationalism and placed the inteersts of the state above those of individuals.
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    Trying to take control of the imperial government of Japan. Ignoring the protests of more moderate Japanese officials, the militarists launched a surprise attack and seized control of this.
  • Storm Troopers

    Storm Troopers
    Or Brown Shirts, because of the Great Depression many people were out of work and joined his army and turned to HItler for their last hope.
  • Third Reich

    Third Reich
    Hitler was appointed Chancellor and quickly dismantled Germany's democratic Weimar Republic. Third German Empire.
  • Hitler's military build-up in Germany

    Hitler's military build-up in Germany
    Pulled Germany out of the league of naitons in 1933 and made a build-up in violation of the Treaty of Versailles
  • Hitler invades Rhineland

    Hitler invades Rhineland
    German region bordering France and Belgium that was demolitarized as a result of the treaty of Versailles. The League of Nations did nothing to stop him.
  • Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia

    Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia
    One of the few remaining independent countries and the League of Nations reacted with brave talk of "collective resistance to all acts of unprovoked aggression" but to no avail.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    General that led Spanish army officers rebellion against the Spanish Republic
  • Hitler's Anschluss

    Hitler's Anschluss
    Germans marched into Austria unopposed and made a union with them, League of Nations did nothing.
  • Munich agreement

    Munich agreement
    Turned the Sudetenland over to Germany without a sinlge shot being fired.
  • Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government

    Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government
    Tried to exert complete control over the citizens, individuals had no rights, and tge government suppresses oppostion towards them.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    The War forged a close relationship between the German and Italian dictators who signed this formal alliance
  • Nonaggression Pact

    Nonaggression Pact
    Stalin signed this pact with Hitler and signed a pact to divide Poland between them
  • Blitzkrieg

    Germany's new military strategy or lightning war, fast tanks and more powerful aircraft and to take them by surprise and brute force them.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war on Germany
    Following the terror in poland Britain and France declared war on Germany.
  • Phony War

    Phony War
    Also known as the Sitzkrieg, because no one did anything
  • Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway

    Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway
    Surprise invasion in order to "protect" their freedom and independence. Tried to build bases to strike at Britain.
  • Hitler's invasion of Netherlands

    Hitler's invasion of Netherlands
    Invaded this after Denmark and Norway
  • Germany and Italy's invasion of France

    Germany and Italy's invasion of France
    Took over France, made them surrender, occupied the nothern part of France, and have a Nazi-controlled puppet government.
  • Marshal Philippe Petain

    Marshal Philippe Petain
    Headed the puppet government in France at Vichy.
  • The Battle Of Britain

    The Battle Of Britain
    Germans assembled on the French Coast as well as launched an air attack. Bombed cities, and British used radar. Bombing continuously between them
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    Japanese bombers unexpectedly attacked Pearl Harbor and sunk most ships and killed many Americans.
  • Battle of the Stalingrad

    Battle of the Stalingrad
    major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe. Turning point in the war for Allies moved westward toward Germany
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) and aircraft of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) against the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, and Allied merchant shipping. German's aim was to prevent food and war materials from reaching Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
  • U.S. Convoy System

    U.S. Convoy System
    In response to Germans destroying their supply ships, the Allies organized their cargo ships into convoys with destroyers and airplanes.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942.
  • Unconditional Surrender

    Unconditional Surrender
    Roosevelt, Churchill, and their commanders met in Casablanca to agree upon the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers..
  • Bloody Anzio

    Bloody Anzio
    Hitler defended Italy from the Allies and left 25000 allied and 30000 axis casualties. Kept defending it until Germany was close to collapse.
  • D-Day

    Largest land-sea-air operation in army history.Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.Helped elect Franklin Roosevelt
  • The Battle Of the Bulge

    The Battle Of the Bulge
    major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. Tanks mdae a bulge in the lines from Germany.
  • The Death of Hitler

    The Death of Hitler
    Soviets were storming into Berlin and Hitler along with his wife Eva Braun committed suicide. He blamed Jews for starting the war and his generals for losing it.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    VP became the 33rd president when Roosevelt died from a stroke when posing for a portrait in Warm Springs, Georgia
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day, the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich