World War 2

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  • Mussolini takes over Italy's government

    Mussolini takes over Italy's government
    Refrences:
    History.com,. '9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2015. More Info: http://ibatpv.org/projects/italy/default.htm Bbc.co.uk,. 'BBC - History - Historic Figures: Benito Mussolini (1883-1945)'. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. Description:
    Mussolini broke with Socialism in Italy during/ before WWI. He formed the Fascist Party and developed the Black Shirts. Mussolini was the only one capable of controlling Italy, so he became dictator.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    Refrences:
    you..., Let. 'Kiev Beer Hall Putsch'. Venik4.livejournal.com. N.p., 2014. Web. 9 Feb. 2015. Historyplace.com,. 'The History Place - Rise Of Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch'. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. Description:
    The Germans were going poor and paying for simple things costed millions of their German currency. French took over the industrial part of Germany. So Hitler and the Nazi's took over and captured the ruler so that Hitler had to be the new ruler of Germany.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    Refrences:
    Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Kellogg-Briand Pact | France-United States [1928]'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2015. Description
    The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an agreement to not use war as a solution. It was named after the secretary of state, Frank B. Kellogg and Aristide Briande, the foreign minister of France. The initial plan was to reduce warfare but the amount of militarizing by Hitler caused WW2.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crash

    U.S. Stock Market Crash
    Refrences:
    Crash, 1929. 'Stock Market Crash Of 1929 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2015.
    Description
    After Black Tuesday hit on Wall street, millions of dollars were lost due to investors trading 16 million shares. We were losing money and were going into the Great Depression which lasted ten more years. By 1932 stocks were worth 20 percent of their value in summer 1929.
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    Refrences:
    Brokenworld.wikispaces.com,. 'Brokenworld - 15.4 Aggressors On The March'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2015.
    Description
    The Japanese claimed that the Chinease Army sabotaged the railway and attacked them. The Chinease didn't fight back because if they did, the Japanese would use that against them for an excuse to invade Manchuria because that is all they wanted.
  • Hitler becomes Germnay's Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Germnay's Chancellor
    Refrences:

    2.hubimg.com,. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    President Von Papen made a deal with Hitler, that Hitler could be appointed Chancellor, only if he could be Vice- Chancellor.
  • Japan withdrawls from the Leage of Nations

    Japan withdrawls from the Leage of Nations
    Refrences:

    N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Japan left the League when they were blamed for the Invasion of Manchuria, some people believe that started World War 2.
  • Nazi's reach a political majorty in Germany

    Nazi's reach a political majorty in Germany
    Refrences:
    Yourmemento.naa.gov.au,. 'National Archives Of Australia | Arnold Von Skerst: Australia’S Own Red-Hot Nazi? | Your Memento'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    On this day the Nazis reached a political majority in Germany. A political majorit is a doctrine by which a numerical majority of an organized group holds the power to make decisions binding on all in the group.
  • The Night of the Long Knives (Rohm Purge)

    The Night of the Long Knives (Rohm Purge)
    Refrences:

    N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:

    More than 80 SA leaders were arrested and shot without trial. Hitler claimed that the Purge was a response to a plot by the SA to overthrow the government. The removal of Rhoem won Hitler greater support for the army.
  • Hitler openly announces to his cabinet he will defy the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler openly announces to his cabinet he will defy the Treaty of Versailles
    Refrences:
    History.ucsb.edu,. 'M. Kravetz: US Students View Hitler (2003)'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

    Description:

    On this day, Hitler announced to his cabinet about his plan to defy the Treaty of Versailles.
  • First anti-semitic law is passed in Germany

    First anti-semitic law is passed in Germany
    Refrences:
    Jeron.je,. 'Angliacampus : Aspects Of World War 2: The Holocaust - Anti-Semitism Before 1933'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:

    The first law of many against German-Jews was passeed on this date by the Nazis to persecute the Jews' freedom.
  • Creation of Nuremberg Laws

    Creation of Nuremberg Laws
    Refrences:
    De.evangelischer-widerstand.de,. 'Widerstand!? Evangelische Christinnen Und Christen Im Nationalsozialismus'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    <ahref='http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/Nuremberg-Laws.htm' >Description:</a>
    The Nuremburg made marriage and intercourse between Germans and Jews Illegal to protect the German blood. The Nuremburg laws were a combination of two laws: the Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Refrences:
    Newspaper, Details. 'ITALY INVADES ETHIOPIA Benito Mussolini WORLD SERIES Cubs Tigers1935 Newspaper'. eBay. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Benito Mussolini, the Fascist leader of Italy, adopted Hitler's plans to expand German territories by taking all territories that were considered German, which included Ethiopia. Later, him and his wife were shot, and symbollically hung.
  • Hitler militarizes the Rhineland

    Hitler militarizes the Rhineland
    Refrences: Pacificwar.org.au,. 'Hitler Prepares Germany For War'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    <ahref='http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Rhineland_1936.htm' >Description:</a>
    According to the Treaty of Versailles, The Rhineland was an unmilitarized zone and no one was allowed to put troops in the area. But Germany was politically in control of the area, so Hitler once again broke the Treaty of Versailles and took troops through the Rhineland
  • Rape of nanking

    Rape of nanking
    Refrences:
    Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Passionately Progressive Moderate,. '"Revisionist" History And The Rape Of Nanking 1937'. N.p., 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    In over 6 weeks Imperial Japanese armies killed and sexually assualted the people of Nanking, China and left the City in ruins.
  • Germany Annexes Austria

    Germany Annexes Austria
    Refrences:
    Yourmemento.naa.gov.au,. 'National Archives Of Australia | Arnold Von Skerst: Australia’S Own Red-Hot Nazi? | Your Memento'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Austrian-Nazis in Austria overthrew their government to combine with the German-Nazis. So during the Third Reich, Austria was a federal state of Germany.
  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia

    Hitler demands the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia
    Refrences:
    WW2DB,. '[Photo] A Sudeten German Woman Cried In Misery As She Gave The Nazi Party Salute While Two Others Saluted With Happiness, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, Oct 1938'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.Description:
    The annexation of Czechoslovakia began when Nazi Germany took over near the Northern and Western borders under terms outlined by the Munich agreement.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Refrences:
    Www2.bc.edu,. 'Roadiii.Html'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    When the Munich pact was put together it was an agreemant between Britain and Germany. It meant that Germany could extend its territoy through Czechoslovakia where there were German speaking residents.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    Refrences:
    robertson, douglas. 'Gabriela Saucedo Mercer Must Be Stopped: Kristallnacht 2011'. Gabrielasaucedomercer.blogspot.com. N.p., 2012. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. Description:
    The night when the Nazis attacked Jewish cites in Germany and Czechoslovakia and killed most Jews.
  • Einstein's letter to FDR "The Manhattan Project"

    Einstein's letter to FDR "The Manhattan Project"
    Refrences:
    Nuclearweaponarchive.org,. 'The Manhattan Project'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    In Einstein's letter, he was explaining the use of atomic bombs and nuclear explosions. The Manhattan Project was all about atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    Refrences:
    www.czech-netz.com,. '70Th Anniversary Of The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact In Prague'. N.p., 2012. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

    Description:

    Soviets and Nazis signed to agree to stop fighting
  • Nazi invasion in Poland

    Nazi invasion in Poland
    Refrences: The Atlantic,. 'World War II: The Invasion Of Poland And The Winter War'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Germany had more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw in attacking. They focused on West Prussia, Poznan, Upper Silesia, and the former Free City of Danzig. The remainder of German-occupied Poland was a General Government.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    Refrences: Silverqueencruises.com,. 'About « Silver Queen Cruises'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The British government had decided to evacuate the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) by sea from Dunkirk. The success of the evacuation from Dunkirk was due in part to fighter cover provided by the Royal Air Force from the English coast.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Refrences:
    Yourfamilytreemag.co.uk,. 'Blog: It's Time To Remember The Battle Of Britain | Your Family Tree Magazine'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Battle of Britain was the largest sustained bombing campaign in that time area. It was a very significant turnin point in WW2.
  • France surrenders

    France surrenders
    Refrences:
    Fold3.com, France. 'France Surrenders To Germany.Jpg - Fold3.Com'. Fold3.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    After Hitler unleashed Blitzkreig invashion, France left Paris as an open city, specifically occupied by the Germans.
  • The Tripartite Pact

    The Tripartite Pact
    Refrences:
    Ww2incolor.com,. 'Dramatic Photos - Tripartite Pact'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Tripartite Pact was an agreement of Alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan to defend each other and help whenever needed.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Refrences:
    Tiefenbrun10a.wikispaces.com,. 'Tiefenbrun10a - Suyoon Lee'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Lend-Lease Act was an agreement that allowed the US to stay somewhat nuetral in the war but aid anyone with military help that needed it. The US didn't stay nuetral in the war for long, the Lend-Lease brought them one step closer to joining the war.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Refrences:
    Wikipedia,. 'Operation Barbarossa - German Loot.Jpg'. N.p., 1941. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Operation Barbarossa was Hitler's idea that the Nazi's needed more living space towards the east and was one of the largest military overthrows in history. When the invasion was being planned, some of the Soviets knew what might happen but Stalin refused to accept it.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Refrences:
    Cbsnews.com,. 'Bataan Death March Survivor Who Campaigned To Correct Historic Photo Dies At 91'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Death March torturing prisoners theld by the Japanese. From 90,000-100,000 American and Filipino prisoners were forced to march 63 miles to another camp. 7,000-10,000 people died of being bayoneted from falling or kicked, beaten, starved and mistreated.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    Refrences:
    Veterans News Now,. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Doolittle Raid was the first inital US air strike on Japan in WW2. We didn't have any bases in Asia to eaily attack Japan, so they went in on airplanes and dropped soldiers out into combat.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Refrences:
    Wikipedia,. 'Battle Of Midway.Jpg'. N.p., 1942. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Battle of Miway was a naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, when the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific along with the Battle of Guadalcanal. It was also a huge turning point in the war.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Refrences:
    Oriental Review,. 'The Sword Of Stalingrad'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    On February 2, 1943, General Paulus surrendered 91,000 men. About 150,000 Germans had died in the fighting. The Soviet victory at Stalingrad was a great humiliation for Hitler, who had elevated the battle's importance in German opinion
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Refrences:
    Zimmerman, Dwight, and Dwight Zimmerman. 'Operation Torch: YBSOB Decoded | Defense Media Network'. Defense Media Network. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Winston Churchill and his military advisers were concerned to remove the Vichy French authorities from the territories they controlled on the North African coast before they fell into German hands. The Operation was an American led operation under Eisenhower with substantial UK support.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    Refrences:
    Mcarterbrown.com,. 'August 15, Island Hopping Campaign, Velocity Paintball PA - Mcarterbrown.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    After the Battle of Midway, United States launched a counter-offensive strike known as "Island-Hopping," establishing a line of overlapping island bases, as well as air control. The idea was to capture certain key islands, one after another, until Japan came within range of American bombers.
  • Operation Overlord and D-Day

    Operation Overlord and D-Day
    Refrences: Imperial War Museums,. 'OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Stauffenberg tries to decieve the plan of Hitler's and blow up Hitler and he uses Operation Valkyrie to take over the government.
  • Operation Valkyrie

    Operation Valkyrie
    Refrences:
    Pinterest,. 'WW2 THE REAL PICTURES'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Ironically Operation Valkyrie was a plan approved by Hitler, which was to be put into operation if there was a breakdown in communication between Hitler and the High Command in Nazi Germany as a result of Allied bombing or an uprising.
  • Discovery of Majdaneck

    Discovery of Majdaneck
    Refrences:
    N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    On 24 Jul 1944, the Soviet army marched near Lublin in Poland as their campaign westward continued. They came across the abandoned Majdanek concentration camp, whose prisoners already had been herded off on a death march away from the advancing Soviet troops. Majdanek was burned in attempt to mask its presence as the Germans retreated from the region but the remains of gas chambers were visible.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Refrences:
    Turnbacktogod.com,. 'Pearl Harbor Bombing Pics'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Refrences:
    Amberwater.com,. 'Gallery « Amber Water ®'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    [Description:
    ](Lieutenant General George S. Patton’s successful maneuvering of the Third Army to Bastogne proved vital to the Allied defense, leading to the neutralization of the German counteroffensive despite heavy casualties)Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise Blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerp.
  • Hitler's suicide

    Hitler's suicide
    Refrences:
    Nydailynews.com,. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    On this day, Hitler burrowed away in a refurbished air-raid shelter and consumed a cyanide capsule, then shot himself with a pistol as his "1,000 year" Reich collapses over he top of him.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Refrences:
    'VE Day By Craig Cabell, Frederick Forsyth And Allan Richards'. Fantasticfiction.co.uk. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    V-E day stood for Victory in England Day, after everyone surrendered and WW2 was over.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Refrences:
    Last Night's Parties and Last Night's Horrorshow,. 'V-J Day'. N.p., 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    V-J Day stood for Victory over Japan Day. Effectively ending WW2, on this day Japan surrendered.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Refrences: Guru, Himanshu. 'News And Features By Himanshu Guru: Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima-Nagasaki In 1945: The Biggest Tragedy In Modern History'. Himanshu-guru.blogspot.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
  • The Wannsee conference and the "Final Solution"

    The Wannsee conference and the "Final Solution"
    Refrences:
    Intrepidreport.com,. 'The Wannsee Conference—Truth And Myth | Intrepid Report.Com'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    On this day, high-ranking Nazi Party and German government officials gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and coordinate the implementation of what they called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."
  • Creation of the United Nations

    Creation of the United Nations
    Refrences:
    Warnerbros.pbworks.com,. 'Warnerbros / Mildred-Pierce-(1945)'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description: On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue a declaration, signed by representatives of 26 countries, called the “United Nations.” The signatories of the declaration vowed to create an international postwar peacekeeping organization.
  • The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials
    Refrences:
    Billmuster.com,. 'Bill Muster'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    <a href='http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials' >Description:</ Most of the defendants admitted to the crimes of which they were accused, although most claimed that they were simply following the orders of a higher authority. Those individuals directly involved in the killing received the most severe sentences. If they had a higher placement they were given smaller penalties.
  • The Japanese War Crimes Trials

    The Japanese War Crimes Trials
    Refrences:
    Hellfire-pass.commemoration.gov.au,. 'War Crimes Trials | After The War | The Thai–Burma Railway And Hellfire Pass'. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    In Tokyo, Japan, the International Military Tribunals for the Far East begins hearing the case against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War 2.
  • Beginning of Cold War

    Beginning of Cold War
    Refrences:
    Dvorkin, Alex. 'Is This The Beginning Of A New Cold War?'. Marketintelligencecenter.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
    Description:
    The Cold War was tension between the US and Soviets. In the American historiography, there has been disagreement as to who was responsible for the quick unraveling of the wartime alliance between 1945 and 1947, and on whether the conflict between the two superpowers was inevitable or