World War II

Timeline created by kallioinada85
  • Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the Nazi Party

  • Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy

  • Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)

  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

  • Neutrality Act passed by US Congress

  • Militarist take control of Japanese Government

  • Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty

  • Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps

  • Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin

  • Germany invades France and forces it to surrender

  • Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades -USSR now joins England in fighting the Germans

  • Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter

  • Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US

  • Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific

  • Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.

  • FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President

  • V-E Day, war ends in Europe

  • V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces

  • War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan