WWII Events on the European and Pacific Theaters

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  • Nazi troops sent to Rhineland (Europe)

    Hitler overrode council of his generals to send troops to the Rhineland.
  • Italy declred war on Great Britain and France (Europe)

    Italy declred war on Great Britain and France.
  • Battle of Britain (Europe)

    Began Germany bombing raids of the east end and the prt of London that continued for 57 days.
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    Leningrad Siege (Europe)

    City of Leningrad is targeted by Hitlers army. More than 1 million civilians died over 872 days.
  • Pearl Harbor (Pacific)

    Japanese first attack U.S on U.S soil.
  • Japan's allies declared war on U.S (Pacific)

    Japan, Italy, and Germany declared war on U.S.
  • U.S. recognized a state of war with Germany and Italy (Europe)

    Japan, Italy, and Germany declared war on U.S.
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    Battle of Midway (Pacific)

    U.S launched its first pacific offensive. This was a turning point of the war.
  • Germany's army surrendered in Tunisia (Europe)

    This paved the way for the Allied invasion of Sicily and Italy.
  • D-Day (European)

    Allied forces attack Normandy beach to advance in Europe.
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    Yalta Conference (Europe)

    The Americans, Great Britain and Soviet Union met to discuss the future occupation of defeated Germany and the fate of liberated countries.
  • U.S invaded Okinawa (Pacific)

    U.S lands in Okinawa.
  • FDR died (Pacific)

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. Harry Truman took over.
  • Germany Surrenders (European)

    Germany Surrenders to the Allied powers.
  • Manhattan Project (Pacific)

    Scientists successfully tested the atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • Allies demanded Japans unconditional surrender (Pacific)

    Allied forces demanded Japans unconditional surrender which Japan rejected.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Pacific)

    U.S plane called Enola Gay dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This killed more then 75,000 people.
  • U.s drops 2nd atomic bomb (Pacific)

    U.s drops 2nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The estimated amount of people who died from both atomic bombs, including burns and radiation poisoning is 240,000.
  • WWII ends (Pacific)

    War ends following the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.
  • Marshall Plan (European)

    Marshall Plan was addressed. This was a plan to rebuild war-torn Europe.