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WWII Parallel Timeline

  • Beginning of WWII

    Beginning of WWII
    Poland invaded by Germany and USSR.
  • Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, and France

    Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, and France
    Much of western Europe was invaded by Geramany during May of 1940, and all of these countries fell within weeks.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany haults invasion as they lose their first battle to Britain's superior air forces.
  • Germany invades the USSR

    Germany invades the USSR
    Germany invades the USSR on June 22, 1941 opening up the "Eastern Front".
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacks U.S. naval base Pearl Habor. The damage was catastrophic. The attack brought the U.S. to enter the war.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    U.S. forces strike four Japanese aircraft carriers. The battle is considered a huge turning point in the war.
  • Batle of Stalingrad

    Batle of Stalingrad
    The war begins to turn in favor for the Allies as Geramany loses its south army.
  • D-Day

    Allied forces land on northern France's coast. Largest amphibious attack in word history, and had a big impact on the war.
  • Hitler's death

    Hitler's death
    Hitler commits suicide with Berlin falling soon after, and the surrender of Germany.
  • U.S. bombs Japan

    U.S. bombs Japan
    Because of Japan's refusal to surrender, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs. One on Hiroshima on August 6th, and another on Nagasaki on August 9th. To date this is the only use of nuclear weapons in world history.