WWII Timeline

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  • Attack of Manchuria (#13)

    Attack of Manchuria (#13)
    In 1931, Japan seized Manchuria, especially for its richness in iron and coal. The army set up a puppet government. The Japanese engineers and technicians arrived to begin building factories and mines.
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    Nuremberg Laws (#12)

    In 1933, the Nazi's made persecution a government policy and the fist laws were passed forbidding Jews to hold public office. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their rights to German citizenship, jobs, and property. They also had to wear a bright yellow star attached to their clothing.
  • Alliance with Italy and Germany (#14)

    Alliance with Italy and Germany (#14)
    In October of 1936, Hitler convinced Mussolini that he should make and alliance with Germany. The two rulers made an agreement and that agreement was called Rome-Berlin Axis.
  • Kristallnacht (#11)

    Kristallnacht (#11)
    Kristallnacht means the "Night of Broken Glass". The reasoning behind this was because Nazi troops stormed into and attacked Jewish homes, buisnesses, and synagogues across Germany and murdered 100 Jews.
  • Invasion of Poland (#1)

    Invasion of Poland (#1)
    Hitler planned a surprise attack on Poland. German warplanes invaded Polish airspace, raining bombs and terror on the Poles. The city crumbled under the attack. This event was the unleashing of WWII.
  • Soviet Union invaded E. Poland (#2)

    Soviet Union invaded E. Poland (#2)
    After Stalin's secret agreement with Hitler, he sent Soviet troops to occupy the eastern half of Poland. Stalin began to seize the other regions, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. All three fell without a fight. Finland however resisted.
  • France surrenders (#3)

    France surrenders (#3)
    When the French surrendered the Germans took control of the northern part of the country. The southern part was left to a puppet government led by Petain. After the fall of France, a French general, Charles de Gaulle, fled to London and set up a government with plans to reconquer France.
  • Lend Lease Act (#5)

    Lend Lease Act (#5)
    This act stated that the president could lend or lease arms and other supplies to any counrty vital to the United States, Hitler wasnt pleased and sent his submarines to sink any cargo ships that they met.
  • Battle of Britain (#4)

    Battle of Britain (#4)
    At the Battle of Britain, Hitler decided to call of his attacks because he was surprised by British resistance. He then turned to Europe and the Mediterranean. When the war had ended Britain realized that Hitler's advances could be blocked.
  • German invasion of the Soviet Union (#7)

    German invasion of the Soviet Union (#7)
    Hitler's plan for attacking was called Operation Barbarossa. The German troops invaded and started burning everything. The Soviet's weren't ready for the attack at all. They refused to retreat as the German army kept advancing forward and forward into the Soviet Union.
  • Atlantic Charter (#6)

    Atlantic Charter (#6)
    This charter confirmed free trade among nations and the right of people to choose their own governement. The Atlantic Charter later on in the war served as the Allie's peace plan.
  • Pearl Harbor (#15)

    Pearl Harbor (#15)
    The day of Pearl Harbor the people of Hawaii woke up to explosions. The Americans knew an attakc was coming but they didn't know when or where. More than 1,000 people were wounded from this event. This day was described as "a date whcih will live in infamy".
  • Japanese internment

    Japanese internment
    President Roosevelt set up a program of internment and loss of property because Japanese Americans were seen as a threat to the country. The locations of these camps were far away from the coast so that the people in the camps could not participate in the war.
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    Battle of Midway (#16)

    This was a war between the Americans and the Japanese. The Japanese allowed the first strike to be thrown by the Americans. The Americans swooped in to attack Japanese ships and it worked very well. The battle was over on June 6 because of Japanese withdrawl.
  • Allied invasion of Italy (#8)

    Allied invasion of Italy (#8)
    Allied forces of 180,000 soldiers landed on Sicily and captured it from Italian and German forces. Italy eventually surendered after Mussolini's downfall. The Germans moved increasingly northward continuing to win.
  • D-Day (#9)

    D-Day (#9)
    D-Day is the day in which the Allies began their invasion of the European mainland during World War 2. The Germans knew that their attack was coming but they were unaware of where the attack would be launched.
  • German surrender (#10)

    German surrender (#10)
    General Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender. President Roosevelt was unavle to experience the long-awaited victory of the U.S. The official surrender was officially signed in Berlin.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima (#18)

    Bombing of Hiroshima (#18)
    The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6,1945. Hiroshima, a city of 365,000 people, almost 73,000 died as a result of the attack.
  • Bombing of Nagasaki (#17)

    Bombing of Nagasaki (#17)
    The bombing of Nagasaki was a second bombing, three days after Hiroshima. Nagasaki was a city of 200,00 people. The event killed 37,500 people. Radiation killed many more.
  • Japanese Surrender (#19)

    Japanese Surrender (#19)
    The Japanese surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur. The place of the surrender was on a U.S. battleship in Tokyo Bay. This event caused the war to end.