World War II

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  • Annexation of Sudetenland

    Annexation of Sudetenland
    Hitler claimed that Czechoslovakia would become part of Germany, and to stop the outbreak of war Britain and France gave in to his demands. The Munich Pact was signed by Britain, France, and Germany, and it gave the Sudetenland to Germany in return for Germany's promise to no longer conquer more people.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. This attack destroyed 19 Navy ships, and killed 2,403 American soldiers. This attack caused America to declare war on Japan, while Germany along with Italy declared war on America; Bringing America into the war
  • The Philippines

    The Philippines
    The battle for the Philippines was a bloody battle and a loss for America. The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Philippines because it was still under US control. The battle of Bataan soon came along when Americans and Fillipinos fought together against the Japanese, but were defeated which led to eventual surrender of the Philippines to Japan. The battle ended on May 8th 1942.
  • Japanese-Internment Camps

    Japanese-Internment Camps
    The US government under FDR passed executive order 9066 which places anyone with Japanese relations into internment camps. It’s also one of America's biggest personal right violations. It was done to keep the safety of America from spies. The last internment camp was closed in March, 1946.
  • Island-Hopping

    Island-hopping was deployed by the US against the Japanese in the Pacific theatre. The US would take over and island then build a base on the island. Therefore. They would then use that new base as a attacking point for the next island to wipe the Japanese out of the Pacific islands. Island-hopping ended on April 1st, 1945.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The battle of Midway was a turning point in the Pacific theatre. The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the US naval base of midway island and were defeated changing the tide and showed the US was winning the war. The battle ended on June 6th, 1942
  • Stalingrad

    The battle of Stalingrad was one of the largest, longest, and bloodiest wars in history. The Germans invaded southern Russia and felt that Stalingrad would be a key point to take over to destroy the Russians. The battle ended February 2nd, 1943 along with the Germans surrendering to the Russians
  • Guadalcanal

    The battle for Guadacanal was a dramatic change in the pacific theatre. The US Marines launched a surprise attack on the Japanese creating an naval base and took control of the base. The attack was only the starting point for Operation Watchtower where the US would take over the pacific theatre and crush the Japanese. The operation ended on February 7th, 1943
  • D-Day

    D-Day was an invasion of the Normandy beach when the allied powers got together and finally began to push back the German forces. The invasion was codenamed for the “Operation Warlord" and happened along 50 miles of beach with over 156,000 total troops. It was the beginning of the end of war for the Axis powers.
  • Meeting at Yalta

    Meeting at Yalta
    The Yalta conference was a meeting by the Allies FDR, Winston Churchill, and Stalin for the soviet union. They met to decide the fate of Germany and post war Europe. The conference ended February 11, 1945
  • Fall of Berlin

    Fall of Berlin
    The battle of Berlin was held by the Soviet Union. The battle lasted until May 2nd 1945, and led to the suicide of Adolf Hitler as he felt the end nearing. Soon after the battle ended the Germans surrendered to the Allied powers.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    After the battle of Stalingrad and the German defeat. It also became clear to Germany and Hitler that they were going to lose the war. Inside his underground bunker, Hitler took a cyanide pill and shot himself in the head along with his dog. Not long after the Germans surrendered to the allied powers and lost the war.
  • Meeting at Potsdam

    Meeting at Potsdam
    The Potsdam conference was the last meeting between the big three during WWII, they discussed what would happen to Germany as much as reparations, crimes, land and everything else. They also discussed an unexpected surrender from Japan. The conference ended on August 2nd, 1945
  • Hiroshima

    The Americans had developed the first atomic bombs, and released the first one in war when they bombed Hiroshima. The explosion completely wiped out 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people. The bombing eventually led to Japan's surrender to the US and ended the war in the pacific.
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos was located in New Mexico where the Manhattan Project took place. The scientists there developed and tested the first nuclear weapons for the US. The tests took place in July, 1945