WWII Timeline

By jrico73
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.
  • Enabling Act of 1933

    Enabling Act of 1933
    Hitler obtains dictatorial power.
  • Nazis Obtain Power

    Nazis Obtain Power
    Nazi Party is declared as Germany's only political party.
  • Nazis Violate Treaty of Versailles

    Nazis Violate Treaty of Versailles
    Nazis violate the Treaty of Versailles by avoiding military restrictions and introducing conscription.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    Jews are stripped of Reich citizenship, and all other rights.
  • Attack on Ethiopia

    Attack on Ethiopia
    Benito Mussolini along with other Italians, invaded Ethiopia. He did this because he wanted to create, a form of a Roman Empire. Also, to try to turn the Mediterranean Sea into an Italian lake.
  • The Rhineland

    The Rhineland
    Demilitarised zone between Germany and France. Considered to be a buffer zone. Attacked by Germany in order to break the terms of the Trreaty of Versailles.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    Military revolt against, against the Republican government of Spain. Led by Francisco Franco, who was supported by Germany and Italy. Loyalists however were supported by the USSR. Lasted until April 1, 1939.
  • Anschluss

    Germany invaded Austria in order to achieve annexation of the country.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Meeting in Munich between Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain, and Daladier. This was held in order for Hitler to propose to appease part of Czechoslovakia. Which was given the name of the Sudetenland.
  • Sudetenland

    Sudenteland, Czecholosvakia is captured by the Nazis.
  • German Occupation of Czecholosvakia

    German Occupation of Czecholosvakia
    After the Germans took part of Czecholosvakia, Hitler wanted to conquest all of it. Hitler saw this as a perfect opportunity as the country was weak, so he sent all forces to occupy the remaining of the territory.
  • Pact of Steel

    Pact of Steel
    Nazis and Italians agree to military/political alliance.
  • Nazi-Soviets Non- Agression Pact

    Nazis-Soviets agree that both countries will not attack each other.
  • Start of WWII

    Start of WWII
    The Germans had already annexed part of Czecholosvaikia, now they wanted to annex part of Poland. Germans moved into Poland, and the Soviets moved in from the left. Allies declared war marking the start of WWII.
  • WWII Begins

    WWII Begins
    France, Australia, Britain, and New Zealand declare war on Germany.
  • Canada Joins the War

    Canada declares war on Germany.
  • Invasion of Poland by Soviets

    Invasion of Poland by Soviets
    Soviets invade Poland, causing Poland to split with Germany.
  • U.S. Amends Neutrality Acts

    U.S. Amends Neutrality Acts
    Roosevelt amends neutrality acts, by proposing the cash-n-carry policy. In order to sell supplies to the countries at war.
  • Poland Becomes Divided

    Germany & the Soviet Union decide to split Poland. With Germany taking everything west, and the Soviets taking everything east.
  • Soviets Expelled from LON

    Soviets are expelled from League of Nations because of invasion of Finland.
  • Battle of France

    Battle of France
    German invasion of France and low countries.
  • Churchill Obtains Power

    Churchill Obtains Power
    Winston Churchill becomes the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
  • Italy Declares War

    Italy Declares War
    Italy declares war on France and Great Britain.
  • Invasion of Paris

    Invasion of Paris
    Germans begin advancing into Paris, France.
  • Invasion of Egypt

    Invasion of Egypt
    Italians invade Egypt.
  • Lend- Lease Act

    Lend- Lease Act
    FDR signs Lend- Lease Act, which allows European countries to receive weapons as long as they can pay for them after the war.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    Franklin D. Roosevelt & Winston Churchill sign agreement stating that both the U.S. and Great Britain will support the postwar. Also, stating that both countries will not try to seek territorial expansions.
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
    Japanese fighter planes attack American naval base. Causing America to enter WWII.
  • USA Enters WWII

    USA Enters WWII
    USA and Britain declare war on Germany.
  • Germany Declares War on U.S.

    Germany Declares War on U.S.
    Germany declares war on the U.S.
  • War Production Board Introduced

    War Production Board Introduced
    Established by FDR in order to oversee all aspects of production during the war.
  • American Troops Arrive

    American Troops Arrive
    American troops arrive to Germany for the first time.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Surrendered Filipinos and Americans were forced to march around 65 miles by the Japanese.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    U.S./British stopped the Japanese from advancing to Australia. Ended May 8, 1942.
  • Stalingrad

    Major battle between Nazi's and Soviets, in order to gain control over the city of Stalingrad. Which had the Caucasus oil fields. Germans surrendered on Feb. 2, 1943.
  • Mussolini Captured

    Benito Mussolini is arrested, causing the Fascist government to fall.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    U.S. invades North Africa.
  • Germans Invade Southern France

    Germans Invade Southern France
    Germans move into France and occupy the city of Vichy, which had previously been free of Axis powers.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Italy Surrenders
    Italy surrenders to the Allies.
  • D-Day

    Allies invade Normandy, France in order to drive the Germans out.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Last major battle between Americans and Nazis. Allies defeat final German offensive on western front.
  • Truman Becomes President

    Truman Becomes President
    Harry S. Truman becomes the President of the U.S. after FDRs death/
  • Mussolini Dies

    Mussolini Dies
    Mussolini is captured and hanged.
  • Hitler Dies

    Hitler Dies
    Hitler commits suicide.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Germany surrenders to the Allies.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day.
  • Hiroshima

    First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Soviets vs. Japan

    Soviets vs. Japan
    Soviets invade Manchuria, declaring war on Japan.
  • Nagasaki

    Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    Japan surrenders to the Allies.