The War In Europe WwIi

Hitler Becomes Chancellor In Germany: President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler,leader of the nationalist German workers party,as chancellor of Germany.( Jan 30. 1933 )
Italy invades Ethiopia: Benito Mussolini,the fascist leader of Italy,adopted Hitler's plan to expand their territory so Mussolini claims Ethiopia as their territory.( Oct 5. 1935 )
Creation of the Rome-Berlin Axis: The Rome Berlin axis was formed by Italy's foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano,linking the two fascist countries.( Oct 25. 1936 )
German troops move into the demilitarized Rhineland: Germany claimed the treaty was hostile to them and Hitler used this as an excuse to send German troops into Rhineland. ( Mar 7. 1936 )
The Munich Conference: The Munich Conference came as a result of a long series of negotiations. Adolf Hitler had demanded the Sudetenland in yCzechoslovakia; British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain tried to talk him out of it.( Sept 30. 1938 )
Kristallnatch: In the incident of the "Kristallnatch," nazis in Germany torched synagogues,vandalized Jewish homes,schools,and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews.( Nov 9-10. 1938 )
German annexation of Austria: The German expansion into Austria helps to set the stage for future designs of Hitler's and the nazi party.( Mar 12. 1938 )
Germany invaded Poland ( Blitzkrieg ): The invasion of Poland also known as the September campaign was to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.This war became the "blitzkrieg" strategy.( Sept 1. 1939 )
Italy conquered Albania: The Italian invasion of Albania was a brief military campaign by the kingdom of Italy against the Albania kingdom.( Apr 7-12. 1939 )
Germany takes control of the Sudetenland: The sudetenland was relegated to Germany between October 1 and 10,1938.It was turned into the protectorate of bohemia and Moravia.( Mar 15. 1938 )
Germany invades Czechoslovakia: Hitler's forces invade and occupy Czechoslovakia a nation sacrificed on the altar of the Munich part,which was a vain attempt to prevent Germany's imperial aims.( Mar 15. 1939 )
The Spanish civil war: It was fought between the republicans,who were loyal to the democratic.Although,the war is often portrayed as a struggle between democracy and fascism.( Jul 18. 1936 - Apr 1 1939 )
The defeated French signed an armistice and guilt WWII.Britain now stood alone against the power of Germany's military forces which had conquered most of Western Europe in less than two months.( Jul 10. 1940 - Oct 31. 1940 )
The phony war: An eight month period at the start of WWII,during which there were no major military land operations on the western front.( Sept 3. 1939 - May 10. 1940 )
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain: First lord of the admiralty is called to replace Neville chamberlain as British prime minister following the latters resignation after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons.( May 10. 1940 )
The rescue at Dunkirk: Also known as the miracle of Dunkirk was the evacuation of allied soilders from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk,France.( May 27. 1940 - Jun 4. 1940 )
Frances Vichy government: German troops occupy Vichy France,which had previously been free of an axis military presence.( Jul 10. 1940 )
The Atlantic charter: 26 allied nations pledged their support for this declaration.The document is considered one of the first key steps toward the establishment of the United Nations.( Aug 14. 1941 )
Axis invade Greece: The occupation of Greece by the axis powers began in April 1941 after nazi Germany invaded Greece to assist its ally,fascist Italy,which had been at war since October 1940.( Apr 6. 1941 )
Hitler invaded the Soviet Union: The destruction of the Soviet Union by military force,the permanent elimination of the perceived communist threats to Germany.( Jun 22. 1941 )
Battle of Stalingrad: It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favor of the allies.It was bloodiest battle with nearly two million casualties.(Jul 17. 1942 - Feb 2. 1943 )
Rome fell to the Allies: Although Rome was liberated,the Germans were not decisively defeated.After the fall of Rome German forces fell back to the so called gothic line of defense.The allies did not breach this line until September 1944.( Sept 5. 1944 )
Battle of Leningrad: A Germany army surrounded the city of Leningrad in an extended siege.The city sought to establish supply lines from the Soviet interior and evacuate its citizens often a hazardous "ice and water road" across Lake Ladoga.( Sept 8. 1941 - Jan 27. 1944)
Invasion of Normandy (D-Day invasion): The allies continued a large scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target.By late Aug. 1944,all of northern France had been liberated and by the following spring The the allies had defeated the Germans.The Normandy landings had been called the begginig of the end of war in Europe.( Jun 6. 1944 - Jul 1944 )
Battle of the bulge: The last major German offensive campaign of WWII.An attempt to push the allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium.( Dec 16. 1944 - Jan 25. 1945 )
Hitler and his wife commit suicide: Adolf Hitler and his wife consume a cyanside capsule,the kill them selves with a pistol.( Apr 39. 1945 )
Germany surrenders ( V-E Day ): Germany officially surrendered to the allies bringing an end to the European conflict in WWII.General Alfred Joal signed the unconditional surrender.( May 7. 1945 )
The holocaust: The massive murder of some 6 million European Jews by the german nazi regime.( Jan 30. 1933 - May 8. 1945)
Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact: Stallin and Hitler signed a nonaggression pact so they wouldn't ever go in fight against each other.( Aug 23. 1939-1945 )
Nuremberg trials: A series of of military tribunals,held by the allied forces after WWII.Notable for prosecution of prominent members of political,military,judicial,and economic leadership of nazi Germany.

The War In Asia And Africa

Japan Invades Manchuria: The Japanese invasion of Manchuria was followed by the Mukden incident.The Japanese established a puppet state called Manchukuo.( Sept 19.31 - Feb 27. 1932)
Japan Invades China And Rape Of Nanking/Nanjing: China and Japan went to war over the control of Korea.Chinese citizens were killed and raped.Approximately 100,000-300,000 deaths.( Jul 7. 1937 - Sept 9. 1945 ) ( Dec. 1737 - Jan. 1938 )
Japanese Siezed Control Of Vietnam: The Japanese imprisoned the Vichy French and took direct control of Vietnam.Atlast,the French regained control of the country.( Mar. 1945 - 1946 )
Japanese Attack At Pearl Harbor: The United States Naval base was attacked without being warned by the Japanese Air Force.( Dec 7. 1941 )
Battle Of Coral Sea: A major battle in the pacific theater of WWII between the imperial Japanese navy and air forces of the U.S.A and Australia.( May 4-8. 1942 )
Battle Of Midway: American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands.( Jun 4. 1942 - Jun 7. 1942 )
Americans Take Iwo Jima And Okinawa: It was fought between the Japanese army and the U.S Marine crops.Last and biggest of the pacific island battles of WWII.
President Harry Truman Becomes U.S President President:Became the 33rd U.S President after the death of Roosevelt.Truman made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan, help rebuild postwar Europe, worked to contain communism and led the United States into the Korean War
Atomic Bombs Dropped On Hiroshima And Nagasaki: the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan.Three days later a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.These were the only times nuclear weapons have been used in war.( Aug 6. 1945 )
Japanese Surrender (V-J Day): The defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated. At the end of June, the Americans captured Okinawa, a Japanese island from which the Allies could launch an invasion of the main Japanese home islands.

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