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In History
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    World war II events

  • Japan joins Axis

    Japan joins Axis
    Germany had a treaty with Japan that gave protection against Russia. Japan got access to German economy. These higher powers ruled the empires that ruled the large parts of Europe.
  • Battle for Britain

    Battle for Britain
    The Battle of Britain, the first major campaign to be fought by air forces. It was the largest bombing campaign also. Germany could not beat the armed forces. Which means that they had to surrender. It became the first major defeat in the war.
  • Vichy France begins

    Vichy France begins
    Describes the French Government. The Vichy Regime had legal authority in it, The laws only could work where they didn't cross with the German ones. Which left an open area that they knew it as a "free zone."
  • Hitler breaks the non-Aggression agreement and invades the Soviet Union

    Hitler breaks the non-Aggression agreement and invades the Soviet Union
    This agreement was meant to keep peace between the nazi Germany and Soviet Union. They also couldn't have military action agaist eachother for a decade, It gave them time to build the Soviet Military.
  • Pearl Harbor attacked

    Pearl Harbor attacked
    The Japanese wanted it so that we could not oppse them. They thought that they could take over all of the area and that the U.S would run away.
  • Japanese ambassadors arrive in Washinton, DC

  • Germany and Italy declare war on US

  • Bataan death march

  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea was a major naval battle in the Pacific theater of world was 2.
  • Macarthur promisses to return to the Philipines

    Macarthur makes his promise two years prior to his famous claim " I'll be back".
  • Battle of Midway

    Most important navl battle of the pacific campain of world war 2.
  • Guadalcanal

    It was a allied plan to convoy routes.It was the second major offensive against the Empire.
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

  • Sicily falls

  • Rome falls

  • D-day

    Also known as operation overlord. D-day referred to as the actual day of landing on the battle grounds.
  • Kamikaze attacks begin

  • MacArthur returns

  • Battle of the Bulge

  • US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

  • Okinawa taken

  • Truman becomes president

  • Hitler commits suicide

    He commits suicide in Berlin,
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    This is the day that they had victory over Europe.
  • Nagasaki

  • Hiroshima

  • V- J Day

    V- J Day
    This day is victory over Japan. The surrender of Japan and the end of World War 2. In Japan they call it "Shusen-kinenbi" which means the end of the war.
  • formal surrender of Japan

    formal surrender of Japan
    Japan surrenders. This took place of battleship USS missouri. One of the allies signed it on the wrong line so they had to have a conference to fix the problem.