WWII & the Cold War

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  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    Japan invades Manchuria is when the kwantung army ivaded manachuria.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact
    Britain and France agreed to allow Hitler to take more land, in exchange for Hitler’s agreement to seek no more territory after that concession.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, and killed close to 100 Jews.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The invasion of Poland was the beginning of World War IIl The Germany did this to regain lost territory.
  • Neutrality Acts of 1939

    Neutrality Acts of 1939
    Neutrality Acts was Cash and Carry that allows nations at war to buy goods and if they paid cash up front they can carry their merchandise on their own ships
  • exec order 8022

    exec order 8022
    President Roosevelt issued an Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement.
  • Atlantic Conference

    Atlantic Conference
    The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement issued hat defined the Allied goals for the post-war world, including self-determination for nations and economic
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The Lend-Lease Act was war supplies being lend or lease to any nation
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on pearl harbor was the Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Exec Order 9066

    Exec Order 9066
    This order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Allied invasion of French North Africa during WWll
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II an unsuccessful attempt to push the Allies back from German home territory.
  • Korematsu v. United States

    Korematsu v. United States
    Supreme Court case that declared the internment camps to be legal during wartime
  • 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 to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
  • United Nations is created

    United Nations is created
    The United Nations was an international organization that was founded after World War 2 by 51 countries.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    The Nuremberg trials were the Trial of Major War Criminals
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    An American foreign policy the stated purpose of which was to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.
  • Israel is established

    Israel is established
    The head of the Jewish Agency proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Soviet forces blockaded all road, rail, and water routes into Berlin's Allied-controlled areas, stifling the vital flow of food, coal, and other supplies.
  • US establishes NATO

    US establishes NATO
    NATO was created by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet Union tests Atomic Bomb

    Soviet Union tests Atomic Bomb
    The USSR successfully detonates its first atomic bomb, code name “First Lightning.”
  • Korean Conflict (War)

    Korean Conflict (War)
    The war between North Korea and South Korea
  • Soviet Union launches Sputnik

    Soviet Union launches Sputnik
    The Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I.
  • National Defense Education Act

    National Defense Education Act
    National Defense Education Act became one of the most successful legislative initiatives in higher education.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
    the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978
  • Rise of the Berlin Wall

    Rise of the Berlin Wall
    A pivotal event in world history that marked the falling of the Iron Curtain and the start of the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West