• Japans Invasion of China

    Japans Invasion of China
    Japanese claimed that they were fired on by Chinese troops at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland who surrenders within weeks of the invasion. Results in Brittan and Fance declaring war or Germany.
  • Battle of Brittan

    Battle of Brittan
    The German air force attempt to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force. It helped prevent Germany from invading Brittan.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    The Axis powers are formed as Japan, Germany, and Italy become allies.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Allowed the U.S. to send free supplies to countries in war, such as Brittan other countries, without actually engaging in physical battle.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    German turned on Soviet troops and attemped to Blitzkrieg which was an over whelming strike of many troops and artillary at once "lightning fast war".
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    The city successfully withstood the longest siege in modern history.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese planes bombed the U.S. naval base of Pearl Harbor which causes the U.S. to declare war on Japan the following day.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    Members of the Nazi Party and German government gathered in a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and coordinate the implementation of "Final Solution"
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Major turning point in the Pacific during WWII in favor of the U.S.
  • D-Day

    About 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization.
  • Iwo Jima/Okinawa

    Iwo Jima/Okinawa
    Two amphibiuos assults in the Pacific that were major wins for the United States.
  • Hitler’s Suicide

    Hitler’s Suicide
    Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head when a little later, Germany surrendered to the Allied forces.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    U.S. for the first time ever drops an atomic bomb on a Japanese city in hopes to end the war in the Pacific.
  • Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki
    Three days later after the first atomic bombing of Hiroshima the U.S. dropped antoher atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki that ended WWII.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    5 Days after the second atomic dropped on Japan, they surrendered ending the war in the Pacific and WWII entirely.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Established to promote international co-operation and was a replacement for the ineffective League of Nations.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman established that the United States would provide political, military, and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    When George C. Marshall firsted issued a call for a comprehensive program to rebuild Europe.
  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organizationis an intergovernmental military alliance.
  • Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China

    Mao Zedong & People’s Republic of China
    The civil war in China, between nationalist and communists, lasted from 1946 until communist victory in 1949. This resulted in Mao as leader and the establishment of the People's Rep. of China.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ended it split of two sovern nations: South and North Korea
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    After Stalin's death Khrushchev rose to power.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Signed in Warsaw, included the Soviet Union, Albania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as members.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Struggle between nationalist attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States trying to end the Domino Effect.
  • Sputnik

    The world's first artificial satellite successfully launched by the Soviet Union
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    1400 Cuban exiles launch a botched invasion of the south coast of Cuba
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Divided West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 both physically and was a symbol of the boundaries between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Russa placed a nuclear missile base in Cuba right in America's backyard. This increased eevn further tensions between U.S. and Soviet Union.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    The last General Secretary of the Soviet Union, brought about massive economic, social, and political changes and helped bring an end to both the Soviet Union and the Cold War.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    The communist Soviet Union broke into fifteen separate countries.