World war ii special 512


  • japan's invasion on china

    japan's invasion on china
    coflict that broke out when the chinese resisted to japenese expansion
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany attacks Poland on land and from the air & Hitler tries to regain lost territory and rule Poland.
  • battle of britain

    battle of britain
    German Air Force against the great britain and great britain won
  • Tripartite pact

    Tripartite pact
    provided for mutual assistance should any of the signatories suffer attack by any nation not already involved in the war
  • lend-lease act

    lend-lease act
    was a program of the United States Federal government that allowed them to aid the allies in world war 2
  • Germany takes Leningrad

    Germany takes Leningrad
    as part of Operation Barbarossa, German bombers blasted through Leningrad's antiaircraft defenses
    killed over 1,000 Russians.
    Major destruction was done
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    largest military operation of ww2
    they expected a quick fight but instead it was along one and the german army was exhausted aslo they werent prepared for the harsh winters
  • bombing of pearl harbor

    bombing of pearl harbor
    was a surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy against the united states navy base
    since the japanese didnt like the chinese and they were trying to expand their territory they thought a way to hurt them(chinese) was to attack the people who supported the chinese (the united states)
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    meeting of Nazi officials to discuss the final solution of the jewish question.The conference marked a turning point in Nazi policy toward the Jews.
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    battle of midway

    An important turning point in the Pacific campaign, the victory allowed the United States and its allies to move into an offensive position. united states inflicted major damgage on japenese navy
  • D-day

    the Allies invade Western Europe
    invasion was one of the largest military attacks in history
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    yalta conference

    major World War II conference of the three chief Allied leaders
    they met to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany
  • iwojima/okinawa

    American soldiers make their first strike on the Japanese Home Islands at Iwo Jima. The Battle of Okinawa started in April 1945. The capture of Okinawa was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    consumes a cyanide capsule and then shoots himself
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe
    marked the end of World War II in Europe.
  • postdam conference

    postdam conference
    was the last meetings of ww2 held by the "big three" heads of states
    they agreed on punishment for war criminals, land boundaries and reparations
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    were conducted by the United States The two bombings were the first and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in wartime.
  • vj day

    vj day
    victory over japan
    japan surrendered to the allies
  • formation of the united nations

    formation of the united nations
    intergovernmental organization to promote internation co-operation. it was a replacement for the ineffective league of nations
  • truman doctrine

    truman doctrine
    President Harry S. Truman asks for U.S. assistance for Greece and Turkey to forestall communist domination of the two nations
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    was the American initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism
  • NATO

    (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
    sought to create a counterweight to Soviet armies stationed in central and eastern Europe after World War II.
  • mao zedong/people's republic of china

    mao zedong/people's republic of china
    mao zedong named himself head of state and proclaimed the peoples republic of china
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    conflict between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in which at least 2.5 million persons lost their lives.
  • Stalin’s death; Khrushchev

    Stalin’s death; Khrushchev
    -Joseph Stalin died on March 5, 1953
    -ruled the Soviet Union since the 1920s. Khrushchev begins his rise to power march 20 1953
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    conflict between communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in south vietnam known as the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United states *i couldnt find the month and the day for this one i checked on several
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in control of the armed forces of the member states.
  • sputnik

    named after the russian word for satellite
    Sputnik was launched to correspond with the International Geophysical Year
  • bay of pigs

    bay of pigs
    failed military invasion of cuba
    invasion was financed and directed by the U.S. government
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin
    symbolized the cold war’s division of east from west germany and of eastern from western europe
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    major confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war because the soviet had missles in cuban that could do damage to eastern united states
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    M. Gorbachev

    He was the seventh and last undisputed leader of the Soviet Union, having served as General Secretary of the Communist party. was the first president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1990 to 1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for contributing to the break-up of the USSR.
  • Soviet Union falls

    Soviet Union falls
    It was a peacful end
    states startted declaring their indepence and thats how the soviet union fellalso because frustation with a bad economy