WWII Timeline

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  • Great Depression

    Stock market crashes and many people lose jobs.
  • Japan conquers Manchuria in northern China

  • Roosevelt first elected president

    HelpedAmerica regain their feet during the great depression. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    He created the nazi party and was an austrillian born german politian
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Banned "non-Aryans" and political opponents of the Nazis, from the civil-service. The enactment of laws identifying who was Jewish made it easier for the Nazis to enforce legislation restricting the basic rights of German Jews
  • Japan invades China

  • Britain’s appeasement of Germany

    During the mid-to-late 1930s Hitler and Nazi Germany made aggressive territorial acquisitions which directly contravened some of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. However, Hitler was aware that entering into another war would be the very last resort for the British and French governments, and he was confident that he could pursue aggressive territorial gains with no military repercussions. Britain and France avoided appeasment becasue the Great War was still vivid and it was not wanted agai
  • Hitler and Mussololini form the axis

  • Germany invades Austria

    leading Austrian Nazis fled to Germany but they continued to push for unification from there. The remaining Austrian Nazis started to make use of terrorist attacks against Austrian governmental institutions, causing a death toll of more than 800 between 1934 and 1938.
  • Kristallnacht

    was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians. There were atleast 91 jewish deaths and 30,000 Jews were incarcerated and brought to camps.
  • Germany & Soviet Union have a nonaggression pact

  • Germany invades Poland

    While early German tanks, Stuka dive-bombers and concentrated forces were used in the Polish campaign, the majority of the battle was conventional infantry and artillery based warfare and most Luftwaffe action was independent of the ground campaign
  • Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France

  • German air force (Luftwaffe) bombs London and other civilian targets in the Battle of Britain

  • Japan Joins the axis

  • Lend Lease act

    The United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the USSR, Republic of China, Free France, and other Allied nations with materiel between 1941 and 1945.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.[
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

  • Pearl Harbor

    The base was attacked by 353[14] Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers.[14] All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Two of these were later raised, and with the remaining four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war
  • Japanese American Incarceration

    Japanese American internment was the World War II internment in "War Relocation Camps" of about 110,000 people of Japanese heritage who lived on the Pacific coast of the United States. The U.S. government ordered the interment in 1942, shortly after the Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Bataan Death March

    forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War ll. approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.
  • Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Rosie The Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies.[1][2] These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women's economic power
  • Battle of midway

    the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare
  • Final Solution

    According to historians at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Nazis frequently used euphemistic language to disguise the true nature of their crimes. They used the term 'Final Solution' to refer to their plan to annihilate the Jewish people.
  • Stalingrad

    Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the southwestern Soviet Union. The battle took place between August 23, 1942 and February 2, and was marked by constant close-quarters combat and lack of regard for military and civilian casualties. It is among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal became a major turning point in the war as it stopped Japanese expansion. After six months of fighting the Japanese ceased contesting the control of the island. They finally evacuated the island at Cape Esperance on the north west coast in February 1943.
  • El Almein

    Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Auchinleck, and Rommel. The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
  • D-Day

    In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual landing, which was dependent on final approval. The landings took place along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword
  • Battle of the Buldge

    The first was the description given to the way the Allied front line bulged inward on wartime news maps, which was reported in the contemporary press as the Battle of the Bulge. The battle was militarily defined as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, which included the German drive and the American effort to contain and later defeat it
  • Allies advance

    the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) a day through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 km (37 mi) east of Berlin along the Oder River. When the offensive resumed, two Soviet fronts (army groups) attacked Berlin from the east and south, while a third overran German forces positioned north of Berlin
  • Yalta Confernece

    The meeting was intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. Within a few years, with the Cold War dividing the continent, Yalta became a subject of intense controversy. To some extent, it has remained controversial.
  • Iwo Jima

    The battle was a major initiative of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. The Marine invasion, known as Operation Detachment, was charged with the mission of capturing the airfields on the island which up until that time had harried US bombing missions to Tokyo. Once the bases were secured, they could then be of use in the impending invasion of the Japanese mainland.
  • Okinawa

    the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.[4][5] The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 mi (550 km) away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland
  • Roosevelt Dies

  • Formation of the United Nations

    50 nations meet in Sanfransico to discuss a new peacekeeping organization to replace the ineffective league ofd nations All the 50 nations ratified the charter President Roosvelt had urged Americans not to turn their backs on the world again Unlike the league of Nations, the U.S. is a member of the united nations
  • Postdam Conference

    Allies held the Postdam COnference to plan the war's end Decision was made to put the Nazi war criminals on trial
  • Atomic Bombs

    On 6 August 1945, a uranium gun-type fission bomb code-named "Little Boy" was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, on 9 August, a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb code-named "Fat Man" was exploded over Nagasaki, Japan. These two bombings resulted in the deaths of approximately 200,000 people—mostly civilians
  • Japs Surrender

  • Nuremberg Trials

    24 Defendants Hermann Goring - creator & head of Gestapo (secret Police) Charged with crimes against humanity 19 found guilty, 12 sentenced to death people are resposible for their actions even during wartime
  • Marshall Plan

    Congress approved secrtetary of state george marshall's plan to help boost European economies The U.S. gave more than $13 billion to help the nations of Europe get back on their feet.