WWII Timeline

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  • Franklin Roosevelt Elected President of the United States

    Franklin Roosevelt was elected on this day. He would serve the United States for 12 years, and would guide the U.S. through the Great Depression and WWII.
  • Adolph Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Adolph Hitler becomes the Chancellor of Germany, and would eventually cause the holocaust, WWII, and millions of lives lost. His election saw the end of a representative government and democracy in Germany until the end of thw war.
  • Germany Occupies the Sudetenland

    Germany is able to occupy the Czech Sudetenland, giving Germany access to its valuable resources that could be used to fuel its army.
  • Kristallnacht-The Night of Broken Glass

    On this night, many Jewish shops were destroyed and many synogogues burned. Over 100 jewish people would end up dead.
  • WWII Begins

    With Hitler's invasion of Poland, the second world war officially began. The German army used a military tactic known as Blitzkrieg, which was a quick, powerful strike that overwhelmed their adversaries.
  • Britain and France Declare War on Germany

    Two days after Germany commences its invasion of Poland, Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Britain Attacks the German Navy

    Britain launches a counter-attack on the German in response to their invasion of Poland. This was the first Allied Offensive in the war.
  • Gremany Captures Paris

    Germany captures Paris after their successful invasion of France. Germany would maintain a strong hold upon France for nearly 5 years.
  • Battle of Britain Begins

    The Battle for Britain begins. Many cities around London would recieve huge amounts of bombing, and their would be massive property damage and a large loss of life. Britain would hold off the German airforce and win the Battle.
  • Franklin Roosevelt Signs the Lend-Lease Act

    This act saw the U.S. goverment supplie Britain with military supplies to aid it in the Battle of Britain. This meant that the United Stats was indirectly in the war.
  • Germany Invades the Soviet Union

    Hitler breaks the vow he created in the Nazi-Soviet Pact and begins the invasion of Russia, which would prove to be a fatal decision.
  • Germany Launches its Invasion upon Britain

    After conquering nearly all of Europe, Germany set itself upon the last standing nation, Britain. Germany used the blitzkrieg style of war to attpempt to take this powerful island nation.
  • Soviet Union Unleashes its Counter-Offensive

    Soviet Troops are able to push back against the weakened German Military. The scorched-earth policy has left the German troops weak as the ahve had not had sufficient supplies for the campaign.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    On a day that will live in infamy, Japan suddenly striked the U.S. harbor Pearl Harbor, bombing all of the ships that lay within and taking thousands of lives. This event caused the United States to declare war on Japan, and ulitimately led the U.S. into war in Europe.
  • Germany Launches an Air Raid on StalinGrad

    One of the major German offensives in Russia, however it was also a major turning point. Russia was able to hold the Germans off after a fierce struggle and were abel to push the German army back.
  • First Atomic Bomb

    The second to last major offensive in the second world war, the United States dropped an Atomic Bomb upon the Japanese city of Hiroshima, sending a strong message to Japan and other nations (Russia), and also displayed its military might.
  • Second Atomic Bomb

    The last major offensive of the second world war, an Atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The utter obliteration of a second city left the Japanese no choice but to surrender to the United States.
  • Japan Surrenders

    After the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan surrendered to the United States, officially ending WWII.