Rape of Nanking (1937)The Rape of Nanking was a mass killing and revenging in China on civilians and Chinese soldiers by Japanese soldiers. It happened because japanese soldiers entered China during the second Sino-Japanese war. The reason this event is so significant is because Japanese soldiers entered China where they killed and raped many Chinese soldiers and civilians. This event left 30,000 Chinese civilians dead.
Fall of Paris (1940)The fall of Paris occurred when Germany invaded France. France declared war on germany after they invaded Poland and little did they know Germany would be invading them. The Germans invaded and took control of Paris which is when France surrendered. The impact this had was that France, a strong ally of the US and Britain had surrendered.
Pearl Harbor (1941)Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, who flew planes over the base that held the majority of the US’s naval fleet. The reason why this is so significant is because this is the event that pushed the US out of isolationism and into the war.
D-Day (Normandy Invasion - 1944)D-Day was the mission where allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy, this forced Germany to fight a two-front war which led to not only the end of Germany in WWII but the end of hitler.
Dropping of the atomic bombs (1945) [Link text] https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-1945The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the effect from the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the US joined the war and decided to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and after Japan refused to surrender they dropped the second one on Nagasaki. The effects of the bombs are still relevant today with deformations and other mutations in children around the two areas.