World War II

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  • Mao Zedong Leads Long March

    Mao Zedong Leads Long March
    Mao Zedong was a Chinese Communist, and the leader of the Communist Party in China. To escape from the pursuing Nationalists, the communists enemy force in the civil war, Mao Zedong led his army on a march of thousands of miles.
  • Germany Invades Poland; France and Great Britain Declare War on Germany

    Germany Invades Poland; France and Great Britain Declare War on Germany
    Initially, Neville Chamberlain had wanted to avoid any war with Germany. He made a peace agreement and famously declared "Peace in Our Time." But when Hitler decided to invade Poland, both Neville Chamberlain and the French government finally acknowledged the danger of the Nazis.
  • Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
    Believing Pearl Harbor was too powerful and could destroy them, the Japanese dropped bombs all over it. This was also in response to the US ending all trade with them. When Japan attacked this port, the US as a whole finally supported entering the war to fight against the Axis Powers.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    The war had been a disaster for Germany, and their leader, Hitler, had just comitted suicide. Finally, Germany agreed to stop fighting. This effectively ended the war in Europe that had lasted five years. Now only Japan remained fighting the Alllies.
  • Allies Use Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Allies Use Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Harry Truman, who had just become president when FDR died, wanted to end the war with Japan as fast as possible. And atomic bombs had just been created. These bombs had gigantic amounts of force, and could kill nearly 100,000 people instantly. The Allies used these bombs on the Japanese, and after that, Japan finally agreed to surrender, The war had finally ended everywhere.
  • United Nations Created

    United Nations Created
    After seeing how much attrocities one country could commit, the Western Countires agreed to disbanden the League of Nations, which had been proven to be very ineffective, and was replaced by the United Nations. The United Nations is just a large group of countries that meet to ensure continued peace among the most powerful western nations in the world.