WWII Timeline

  • Hitler's rise to power

    Hitler's rise to power
    adolf Hitler joined a struggling group
    called the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, better known as the Nazi
    Party. He became the leader of this group and promised to bring Germany out of chaos.
  • Stalin's totalitarian governement

    Stalin's totalitarian governement
    Joseph Stalin had established a totalitarian government that tried
    to exert complete control over its citizens, citizens had
    no rights, and the government suppressed all opposition.
  • Mussolini's fascist government in Italy

    Mussolini's fascist government in Italy
    Benito Mussolini established a totalitarian regime in
    Italy, where unemployment and inflation created strikes.
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    Book that Hitler wrote about the basic beliefs of
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    Japanese militarists launched a surprise attack and seized control of
    the Chinese province of Manchuria , in a few months the Japanese controlled the entire province, a large area
    that was rich in natural resources.
  • Storm Troopers

    Storm Troopers
    Hitler's private army who were mainly men who had no jobs.
  • Third Reich

    Third Reich
    Hitler took down Germany’s democratic system and in its place he
    established the Third Reich. Hitler stated that it would last for a thousand years.
  • Hitlers military build up

    Hitlers military build up
    When the league of nations failed to take action against Japan, Hitler began to build up his military in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Hitler invades Rhineland

    Hitler invades Rhineland
    Hitler sent troops into
    Rhineland, a German region bordering France and Belgium that was a demilitarized zone.
  • Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia

    Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia
    Mussolini's first target for his new empire that the League of Nations did nothing to stop.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    Leader of a group of revolutionists who rebelled against the Spanish republic.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    German and Italian alliance.
  • Hitler's Anschluss

    Hitler's Anschluss
    Germany's union with Austria.
  • Munich Agreement

    Munich Agreement
    Sudetenland over to Germany without a single shot being fired.
  • Non Aggression Pact

    Non Aggression Pact
    Germany and Russia agree to never attack each other.
  • Blitzkrieg

    Germany invasion of Poland., also called the lightning war
  • Britain, France declare war on Germany

    Britain, France declare war on Germany
    Britain and France declare war over Germany because of the invasion of Poland.
  • Phony War

    Phony War
    After Poland, France builds up defense and waits for Germany, known as the sitting war.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Germany planned an attack on Britain but couldnt compete with their Navy, war that went on through the summer and
    fall. Night after night, German planes pounded British targets.
  • Hitler's invasion of Norway and Denmark

    Hitler's invasion of Norway and Denmark
    Hitler launched a surprise invasion
    on Denmark and Norway to build military bases but said it was for independence.
  • Hitler's invasion of the Netherlands

    Hitler's invasion of the Netherlands
    After Norway and Denmark, Hitler invaded the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg ending the Phony war.
  • Germany and Italy's invasion of France

    Germany and Italy's invasion of France
    Germany pressed into france and 400,000 British and French troops had to flee, a few days later Italy joined fighting fromthe SOuth.
  • Marshal Philippe Petain

    Marshal Philippe Petain
    Vichy in SOuth France after Germany invades.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    Japanese bombing and kamikaze bombing of American military base in Hawaii.
  • Internment

    confinement, of 1,444 Japanese Americans, 1 percent of Hawaii’s Japanese-American population.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler
    ordered submarine raids against ships along America’s east coast.
  • US convoy system

    US convoy system
    were groups of ships traveling together for mutual protection, as they had done
    in the First World War. The convoys were escorted across the Atlantic by destroyers equipped with sonar for detecting submarines underwater.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Nearly every wooden
    building in Stalingrad was set ablaze. The situation looked so desperate that Soviet
    officers in Stalingrad recommended blowing up the city’s factories and abandoning the city.
  • Unconditional Surrender

    Unconditional Surrender
    Enemy nations would have to accept whatever terms of peace the Allies
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Anglo-American invasion of French Morocco and Algeria during the North African Campaign of World War II.
  • Women's Auxiliary Army Corps

    Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
    Under this
    bill, women volunteers would serve in noncombat positions in the Army.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    Code name for research on developing a bomb.
  • Office of price administration

    Office of price administration
    The OPA fought inflation by freezing
    prices on most goods.
  • War productions Board

    War productions Board
    The WPB decided which companies would convert from
    peacetime to wartime production and allocated raw materials to key industries, also organized drives to collect scrap iron, tin cans, paper, rags, and cooking fat for
    recycling into war goods.
  • Korematsu v. United STates

    Korematsu v. United STates
    The Supreme Court decided, in
    Korematsu v. United States, that the government’s policy of evacuating Japanese
    Americans to camps was justified on the basis of “military necessity.”
  • Bloody Anzio

    Bloody Anzio
    One of the hardest battles the Allies encountered in Europe was fought less than 40 miles from Rome.
  • D-Day

    Shortly after midnight, three divisions
    parachuted down behind German lines. They were followed in the early morning hours by thousands upon
    thousands of seaborne soldiers, known as the largest land-sea-air
    operation in army history.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    German tank divisions broke through weak American
    defenses along an 80-mile front. Hitler hoped that a victory
    would split American and British forces and break up Allied
    supply lines. Tanks drove 60 miles into Allied territory,
    creating a bulge in the lines that gave this desperate last ditch offensive its name.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    Hitler shot himself in his secret headquarters.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe day because of the unconditional surrender of Germany.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    United states 33rd president after President Roosevelt died.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Under this plan, the president would lend
    or lease arms and other supplies to “any country whose defense was vital to the
    United States.”