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  • Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932

    Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932
    The invasion started on the 18th when the empire of japans Kwantung Army Decided to invade after the Mukden incident. They gained control of this piece of land until 1945. The eastern parts of Manchuria and the majority of the Korean peninsula were under the control of the Japanese for roughly three decades. The reason for this is that the U.S had restricted trade between them and Japan causing Japan to concur more land to obtain more natural resources and materials.
  • #1 Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932

    #1 Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932
    The invasion started on the 18th when the empire of japan's Kwantung Army Decided to invade after the Mukden incident. They gained control of this piece of land until 1945. The eastern parts of Manchuria and the majority of the Korean peninsula were under the control of the Japanese for roughly three decades. The reason for this is that the U.S had restricted trade between them and Japan causing Japan to conquer more land to obtain more natural resources and materials.
  • Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932

    Invasion of manchuria: Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932
    The invasion started on the 18th when the empire of japan's Kwantung Army Decided to invade after the Mukden incident. They gained control of this piece of land until 1945. The eastern parts of Manchuria and the majority of the Korean peninsula were under the control of the Japanese for roughly three decades. The reason for this is that the U.S had restricted trade between them and Japan causing Japan to conquer more land to obtain more natural resources and materials.
  • #2 Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938

    #2 Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938
    This was a scene of mass murder and rape that the Japanese troops committed towards the people of Nanjing. Japan's troops had murdered civilians and took the women to use as "toys". This was important for the fact that the U.S helped hide the fact that this happened. Why you might ask? The U.S had planned after Japan surrendered to take over the land and if it had a bad reputation that would affect the amount of power that they have by gaining the land.
  • Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938

    Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938
    This was a scene of mass murder and rape that the Japanese troops committed towards the people of Nanjing. Japan's troops had murdered civilians and took the women to use as "toys". This was important for the fact that the U.S helped hide the fact that this happened. Why you might ask? The U.S had planned after Japan surrendered to take over the land and if it had a bad reputation that would affect the amount of power that they have by gaining the land.
  • Anschluss: March 12, 1938

    Anschluss: March 12, 1938
    This event was when Austria willingly gave up to the Nazi party and adding to the germans territory. There had been a lot of support for Hitler in both Germany and Austria as well as the desire to integrate into the Nazi party. This was important to Hitler's Reign to try and take over Europe. This gave him more manpower & supplies. Austria sue to other treaties couldn't form a union with Germany so had to give itself up in order to join.
  • #3 Anschluss: March 12, 1938

    #3 Anschluss: March 12, 1938
    This event was when Austria willingly gave up to the Nazi party and adding to the germans territory. There had been a lot of support for Hitler in both Germany and Austria as well as the desire to integrate into the Nazi party. This was important to Hitler's Reign to try and take over Europe. This gave him more manpower & supplies. Austria sue to other treaties couldn't form a union with Germany so had to give itself up in order to join.
  • Anschluß: March 12, 1938

    Anschluß: March 12, 1938
    This event was when Austria willingly gave up to the Nazi party and adding to the german's territory. There had been a lot of support for Hitler in both Germany and Austria as well as the desire to integrate into the Nazi party. This was important to Hitlers Rein to try and take over Europe. This gave him more manpower & supplies. Austria, due to other treaties couldn't form a union with Germany so had to give itself up in order to join.
  • Munich pact: September 30, 1938

    Munich pact: September 30, 1938
    This agreement prevented Germany from being able to annex part of nowadays Czechoslovakia which was mainly German-speaking people. The reason Hitler had claimed what he wanted was either all of his requests were fulfilled or have the ability for war to break back out. In response to this. the European powers met up in Germany to discuss and end up giving Hitler what he wants. This is just feeding Germany resources and allowing him to push through barriers that shouldn't have been broken.
  • Munich pact: September 30, 1938

    Munich pact: September 30, 1938
    This agreement prevented Germany from being able to annex part of nowadays Czechoslovakia which was mainly German-speaking people. The reason Hitler had claimed what he wanted was either all of his requests were fulfilled or have the ability for war to break back out. In response to this, the European powers met up in Germany to discuss and end up giving Hitler what he wants. This is just feeding Germany resources and allowing him to push through barriers that shouldn't have been broken.
  • #4 Munich pact: September 30, 1938

    This agreement prevented Germany from being able to annex part of nowadays Czechoslovakia which was mainly German-speaking people. The reason Hitler had claimed what he wanted was either all of his requests were fulfilled or have the ability for war to break back out. In response to this, the European powers met up in Germany to discuss and end up giving Hitler what he wants. This is just feeding Germany resources and allowing him to push through barriers that shouldn't have been broken.
  • Kristallnacht: Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938

    Kristallnacht: Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938
    This night was an act against Jews throughout Nazi Germany's territory. Nazi's went around the town vandalizing the jews buildings or buildings that had anything to do with Jewish people. This sent a shock-wave around the world. If Everyone didn't hate Hitler by now they had a pretty bad image of him. The reason this event had happened was out of outrage after the assassination of a German diplomat by a Jewish kid.
  • #5 Kristallnacht: Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938

    This night was an act against Jews throughout Nazi Germany's territory. Nazi's went around the town vandalizing the jews buildings or buildings that had anything to do with Jewish people. This sent a shockwave around the world. If Everyone didn't hate Hitler by now they had a pretty bad image of him. The reason this event had happened was out of outrage after the assassination of a German diplomat by a Jewish kid.
  • Kristallnacht: Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938

    Kristallnacht: Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938
    This night was an act against Jews throughout Nazi Germany's territory. Nazi's went around the town vandalizing the Jew's buildings or buildings that had anything to do with Jewish people. This sent a shock-wave around the world. If Everyone didn't hate Hitler by now they had a pretty bad image of him. The reason this event had happened was out of outrage after the assassination of a German diplomat by a Jewish kid.
  • Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938

    Rape of Nanjing:December 13, 1937 – January 1938
    This was a scene of mass murder and rape that the Japanese troops committed towards the people of Nanjing. Japan's troops had murdered civilians and took the women to use as "toys". This was important for the fact that the U.S helped hide the fact that this happened. Why you might ask? The U.S had planned after Japan surrendered to take over the land and if it had a bad reputation that would affect the amount of power that they have by gaining the land.
  • Non-aggression pact: august 23rd 1939

    Non-aggression pact: august 23rd 1939
    Germany in the previous war had fought a 2 sided battle. In preparation for taking over Europe, Germany signed a pact with the Soviets saying they would not fight. This is important to remember because just 2 years later Germany decided to go against the Soviets and fight them. Hitler wanted to get the Soviets out of the way so he could fight France with all his power and once obtaining Europe he could go back and fight them.
  • #6 Non-aggression pact: august 23rd 1939

    Germany in the previous war had fought a 2 sided battle. In preparation for taking over Europe, Germany signed a pact with the Soviets saying they would not fight. This is important to remember because just 2 years later Germany decided to go against the Soviets and fight them. Hitler wanted to get the Soviets out of the way so he could fight France with all his power and once obtaining Europe he could go back and fight them.
  • Non-aggression pact: august 23rd 1939

    Germany in the previous war had fought a 2 sided battle. In preparation for taking over Europe, Germany signed a pact with the Soviets saying they would not fight. This is important to remember because just 2 years later Germany decided to go against the Soviets and fight them. Hitler wanted to get the Soviets out of the way so he could fight France with all his power and once obtaining Europe he could go back and fight them.
  • Invasion of poland: Sept 1, 1939 – Oct 6, 1939

    The invasion of Poland was a campaign to invade them by the Germans, Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent. By overtaking Poland the Germans had an advantage no doubt. France and the UK had officially declared war on Germany after Germany had attacked and annexed one of their allies. With the help of the Soviets, the take-down of Poland's defense was easy considering the attack from the east left them defenseless allowing Germany to annex it. This is where WWII starts off.
  • Invasion of poland: Sept 1, 1939 – Oct 6, 1939

    Invasion of poland: Sept 1, 1939 – Oct 6, 1939
    The invasion of Poland was a campaign to invade them by the Germans, Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent. By overtaking Poland the Germans had an advantage no doubt. France and the UK had officially declared war on Germany after Germany had attacked and annexed one of their allies. With the help of the Soviets, the takedown of Poland's defense was easy considering the attack from the east left them defenseless allowing Germany to annex it. This is where WWII starts off.
  • #7 Invasion of poland: Sept 1, 1939 – Oct 6, 1939

    The invasion of Poland was a campaign to invade them by the Germans, Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent. By overtaking Poland the Germans had an advantage no doubt. France and the UK had officially declared war on Germany after Germany had attacked and annexed one of their allies. With the help of the Soviets, the takedown of Poland's defense was easy considering the attack from the east left them defenseless allowing Germany to annex it. This is where WWII starts off.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk: May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940

    Evacuation of Dunkirk: May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940
    After 6 weeks of battle Belgian, British, and French forces were surrounded by German forces and cut off from the rest causing a retreat off of the beaches of all the allied forces. This was seen as a major fail in the eyes of the Brits. Germany had gained more land and the allied forces suffered a significant loss of both men and land.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk: May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940

    Evacuation of Dunkirk: May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940
    After 6 weeks of battle Belgian, British, and French forces were surrounded by German forces and cut off from the rest causing a retreat off of the beaches of all the allied forces. This was seen as a major fail in the eyes of the Brits. Germany had gained more land and the allied forces suffered a significant loss of both men and land.
  • #8 Evacuation of Dunkirk: May 27, 1940 – June 4, 1940

    After 6 weeks of battle Belgian, British, and French forces were surrounded by German forces and cut off from the rest causing a retreat off of the beaches of all the allied forces. This was seen as a major fail in the eyes of the Brits. Germany had gained more land and the allied forces suffered a significant loss of both men and land.
  • #11 Operation barbarossa: June 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941

    This was a code name the Germans had for the invasion of the Axis powers on the Soviets. This was started from the greed of Hitler wanting all of Europe. After signing a non-aggression pact 2 years prior, Hitler stabs the soviet union in the back by attacking them. They did this in order to try and gain manpower(labor) and resources so they could further take over all of Europe. with the largest invasion force ever recorded it still didn't help them because they had to back off.
  • Tripartite agreement: 27 September 1940

    Tripartite agreement: 27 September 1940
    This was an agreement between Germany, Italy, and Japan about a defense military alliance that overtime eventually added Hungaria, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Slovakia. This caused Yugoslavia to obtain a new leader leading to the invasion of their land by the rest of the agreement minus Italy and Japan. thus creation Croatia which would also join the agreement. This was directed at the U.S but it was limited. This leads to Japan bombing pearl harbor and declaring war with the U.S
  • #9 Tripartite agreement: 27 September 1940

    This was an agreement between Germany, Italy, and Japan about a defense military alliance that overtime eventually added Hungaria, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Slovakia. This caused Yugoslavia to obtain a new leader leading to the invasion of their land by the rest of the agreement minus Italy and Japan. thus creation Croatia which would also join the agreement. This was directed at the U.S but it was limited. This leads to Japan bombing pearl harbor and declaring war with the U.S
  • Tripartite agreement: 27 September 1940

    Tripartite agreement: 27 September 1940
    This was an agreement between Germany, Italy, and Japan about a defense military alliance that overtime eventually added Hungaria, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Slovakia. This caused Yugoslavia to obtain a new leader leading to the invasion of their land by the rest of the agreement minus Italy and Japan. thus creation Croatia which would also join the agreement. This was directed at the U.S but it was limited. This leads to Japan bombing pearl harbor and declaring war with the U.S
  • Lend lease act: March 1941

     Lend lease act: March 1941
    (pearl harbor is what got the U.S into the war.) This was an American act to defeat Germany, Japan, and Italy by disturbing there natural resources, resources, and food supplies. With the aiding other allied nations warships, warplanes and other weaponry were produced and sent. This ended overnight after Japan surrendered. This was under direct control of the White House with help from aids in the house to help survey what went on.
  • #10 Lend lease act: March 1941

    (pearl harbor is what got the U.S into the war.) This was an American act to defeat Germany, Japan, and Italy by disturbing there natural resources, resources, and food supplies. With the aiding other allied nations warships, warplanes and other weaponry were produced and sent. This ended overnight after Japan surrendered. This was under direct control of the White House with help from aids in the house to help survey what went on.
  • Lend lease act: March 1941

    Lend lease act: March 1941
    (pearl harbor is what got the U.S into the war.) This was an American act to defeat Germany, Japan, and Italy by disturbing there natural resources, resources, and food supplies. With the aiding other allied nations warships, warplanes and other weaponry were produced and sent. This ended overnight after Japan surrendered. This was under direct control of the Whitehouse with help from aids in the house to help survey what went on.
  • Operation barbarossa: June 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941

    Operation barbarossa: June 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941
    This was a code name the Germans had for the invasion of the Axis powers on the Soviets. This was started from the greed of Hitler wanting all of Europe. After signing a non-aggression pact 2 years prior, Hitler stabs the soviet union in the back by attacking them. They did this in order to try and gain manpower(labor) and resources so they could further take over all of Europe. with the largest invasion force ever recorded it still didn't help them because they had to back off.
  • Operation barbarossa or Unternehmen Barbarossa: June 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941

    Operation barbarossa or Unternehmen Barbarossa: June 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941
    This was a code name the German's had for the invasion of the Axis powers on the Soviets. This was started from the greed of Hitler wanting all of Europe. After signing a non-aggression pact 2 years prior, Hitler stabs the soviet union in the back by attacking them. They did this in order to try and gain manpower(labor) and resources so they could further take over all of Europe. with the largest invasion force ever recorded it still didn't help them because they had to back off.
  • Pearl harbor: December 7, 1941

    Pearl harbor: December 7, 1941
    Japan wanted to Use the bombing of pearl harbor as a message for the U.S to stay out of japan's way with there military. In turn, it did the exact opposite, It angered the Americans after they had learned that the Japanese were responsible for over 3,500 injuries and deaths in the bombing. In the end, the U.S entered the war out of anger that Japan had bombed pearl harbor. One day after this event happened the U.S on the 8th of December had declared war on Japan.
  • #12 Pearl harbor: December 7, 1941

    Japan wanted to Use the bombing of pearl harbor as a message for the U.S to stay out of japan's way with there military. In turn, it did the exact opposite, It angered the Americans after they had learned that the Japanese were responsible for over 3,500 injuries and deaths in the bombing. In the end, the U.S entered the war out of anger that Japan had bombed pearl harbor. One day after this event happened the U.S on the 8th of December had declared war on Japan.
  • Pearl harbor: December 7, 1941

    Japan wanted to Use the bombing of pearl harbor as a message for the U.S to stay out of japans way with there military. In turn, it did the exact opposite, It angered the Americans after they had learned that the Japanese were responsible for over 3,500 injuries and deaths in the bombing. In the end, the U.S entered the war out of anger that Japan had bombed pearl harbor. One day after this event happened the U.S on the 8th of December had declared war on Japan.
  • Battle ,of midway: June 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942

     Battle ,of midway: June 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942
    A U.S Navy defeated a Japanese Navy fleet Just shy of 6 months after the bombing of the harbor. This attack sustained enough damage to the Japanese fleet that it was deemed irreparable which is a major blow to the naval warfare. Japan hoped to dominate the Pacific after defeating the U.S But instead what they got was a full on war. Japan had prepared to lure U.S planes to create their barrier strategy and hopes it would prepare for further attacks on Hawaii and other islands,
  • Battle of midway: June 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942

    Battle of midway: June 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942
    A U.S Navy defeated a Japanese Navy fleet Just shy of 6 months after the bombing of the harbor. This attack sustained enough damage to the Japanese fleet that it was deemed irreparable which is a major blow to the naval warfare. Japan hoped to dominate the Pacific after defeating the U.S But instead what they got was a full on war. Japan had prepared to lure U.S planes to create their barrier strategy and hopes it would prepare for further attacks on Hawaii and other islands.
  • #13 Battle of midway: June 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942

    A U.S Navy defeated a Japanese Navy fleet Just shy of 6 months after the bombing of the harbor. This attack sustained enough damage to the Japanese fleet that it was deemed irreparable which is a major blow to the naval warfare. Japan hoped to dominate the Pacific after defeating the U.S But instead what they got was a full on war. Japan had prepared to lure U.S planes to create their barrier strategy and hopes it would prepare for further attacks on Hawaii and other islands.
  • D-Day invasion: June-August 1944

    D-Day invasion: June-August 1944
    The Allies working together during the attack were the Americans, British, and the Canadians.The different attacks took place on five different beaches and within 50 miles of each other.This lead the Allies to liberating all of northern France by August of 1944.
    The Allies leaked information that was supposed to mislead the Germans.
  • #14 D-Day invasion: June-August 1944

    The Allies working together during the attack were the Americans, British, and the Canadians.The multiple different attacks took place on five different beaches and within 50 miles of each other. This lead the Allies to liberating all of northern France by August of 1944. The Allies leaked information that was supposed to mislead the Germans.
  • D-Day invasion: June 6th-july 1944

     D-Day invasion: June 6th-july 1944
  • Liberation of paris: August 19th-25th 1944

     Liberation of paris: August 19th-25th 1944
    A military battle that went on until a German commander surrendered the French capital. This is a marking of when France built up a resistance against Germany and started to regain their strength. They marched in at about midnight and the following day the rest of the troops arrived to force surrender. This marks the turning point when a lot of strength is regained.
  • Liberation of paris: August 19th-25th 1944

    Liberation of paris: August 19th-25th 1944
    A military battle that went on until a German commander surrendered the French capital. This is a marking of when France built up a resistance against Germany and started to regain their strength. They marched in at about midnight and the following day the rest of the troops arrived to force surrender. This marks the turning point when a lot of strength is regained.
  • #15 Liberation of paris: August 19th-25th 1944

    A military battle that went on until a German commander surrendered the French capital. This is a marking of when France built up a resistance against Germany and started to regain their strength. They marched in at about midnight and the following day the rest of the troops arrived to force surrender. This marks the turning point when a lot of strength is regained.
  • Battle of the bulge:Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945

    Battle of the bulge:Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945
    This was there final major offensive campaign. The push was to try and stop the allied forces from using the Belgian ports. This ended up failing miserably. They had hoped that they could force the allies to sign a peace treaty so he could pay attention to the Soviets, but due to the lack of manpower and the inability to replace them as fast as they lost them, it seemed like a downhill slope. With the one last push into the allies weak point, they still failed. Costing them greatly.
  • #16 Battle of the bulge:Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945

    Germany's last push! this meant this was their final major offensive campaign. The push wat to try and stop the allied forces from using the Belgian ports. This ended up failing miserably. They had hoped that they could force the allies to sign a peace treaty so he could pay attention to the Soviets, but due to the lack of manpower and the inability to replace them as fast as they lost them, it seemed like a downhill slope. With the one last push into the allies weak point, they still failed
  • Battle of the bulge:Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945

     Battle of the bulge:Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945
    Germany's last push! this meant this was their final major offensive campaign. The push wat to try and stop the allied forces from using the Belgian ports. This ended up failing miserably. They had hoped that they could force the allies to sign a peace treaty so he could pay attention to the Soviets, but due to the lack of manpower and the inability to replace them as fast as they lost them, it seemed like a downhill slope. With the one last push into the allies weak point, they still failed
  • Hitler's Death: april 30th 1945

    Hitler's Death: april 30th 1945
    He had killed himself with a shotgun, His partner of one day also joined him but killed herself with cyanide. Later on that day their bodies were drenched in lighter fluid and set aflame. The death of Hitler was a sign that Germany had given up. This lead to Germany being defeated in WWII. With their ever so great leader gone Germany was a bit of a skew.
  • #17 Hitler's Death: April 30th 1945

    He had killed himself with a shotgun, His partner of one day also joined him but killed herself with cyanide. Later on that day their bodies were drenched in lighter fluid and set aflame. The death of Hitler was a sign that Germany had given up. This lead to Germany being defeated in WWII. With their ever so great leader gone Germany was a bit of a skew.
  • #18 Surrender of germany: May 7, 1945

    The surrender of Germany ended the second world war. This was very significant because Germany in front of other diplomats and representatives had signed that they had given up. A war that had been going on for six-year ended as well as the dudes that still lingered from the almost twenty-two-year war beforehand.
  • #19 hiroshima/nagasaki:Aug 6, 1945 – Aug 9, 1945

    In the U.S’s attempt to get the already torn down Japan to surrender they dropped not one but two biochemical weapons. The 2 bombs were the fat man and little boy. This brought mass destruction Upon both cities and miles surrounding. Where the bombs hit there was absolutely nothing left humans and other animals were cremated on the spot. Houses destroyed and ammunition and Military Bases. (which were why the bombs were dropped) After this attack, Japan finally surrendered To the Allies.