Because Germany lost this battle, it showed the Allies that the Axis powers could be beaten back, and this gave the Allies enough momentum to attack Germany back.
France surrenders to Germany
Jun 17, 1940
When France surrendered to Germany, this meant that Great Britain was the only country in Europe that Germany wanted to invade.
Lend Lease Act
The LL-act gave the Allied powers in Europe money and military goods in exchange for money after the war.
U.S. enters War
8 December 1941
The U.S. entered the war as a result of Pearl Harbor.
Baatan Death March
April 9, 1942
The Baatan Death March was the transfer of 80,000 Prisoners Of War to Camp O'Donnell by the Japanese army. This was judged by the U.S. as a war crime, as many POW's died.
Battle of the Coral Sea
4 May 1942 - 8 May 1942
The battle of the Coral Sea was a tactical victory for Japan, yet a strategic victory for the Allies. It was important because it was the first time that the Allies had stopped the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean.
Battle of Midway (Islands)
4 June 1942 - 7 June 1942
The battle of Midway was a battle in which the U.S. decisively beat the Japanese while fighting them in naval combat. It was the Japanese's first loss since the previous century.
June 6 1944 4:30 AM
D-Day is important because it basically ended the war with Germany.
Battle of The Bulge
December 16 1944 - 25 January 1945
The battle of the bulge was a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces. It severely hurt the American forces stationed there.
8 May 1945
Victory in Europe day is the day when Germany surrendered to the Allied forces.
A-Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
6 August 1945
A-Bomb dropped on Nagaski
9 August 1945
This caused Japan to surrender, ending WWII
August 15, 1945
Victory over Japan day is the day when Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces, officially ending World War II.
Japan invades Manchuria
September 9, 1931 - 27 February 1932
One of the main causes of WWII
Hitler's reign of Germany
Aug 19, 1934 - 30 April 1945
Invaded most of Europe and tried to take over the world
Italy invades Ethiopia
3 October 1935 - April 1938
Mussolini invaded Ethiopia to increase Italian national pride, which gave Italy momentum to invade other countries along with Germany.
Germany militarizes the Rhineland
7 March 1936
This act directly violated the Treaty of Versailles, which meant that Germany was being hostile by militarizing the Rhineland.
Rape of Nanking
December 13, 1937 - February 18, 1938
When the Japanese invaded Nanking, China was thrust into the war.
German annexation of Austria
March 12, 1938 - 27 April 1945
The annexation of Austria caused some Austrian citizens to be taken to concentration camps.
29 September 1938 - 30 September 1938
This was a failed act of appeasement for Germany.
9 November 1938 - 10 November 1938
This act was the beginning of the "Final Solution" proposed by Hitler.
Germany invades Czechoslovakia
16 March 1939 - 8 May 1944
The invasion of Czechoslovakia caused the country to eventually break up into separate countries.
Nazi/USSR Nonaggression pact
August 23, 1939 - June 22, 1941
By signing this pact, Germany prevented the need to fight both Russia and Europe at the same time. However, when Germany broke the pact, it led to the USSR changing sides to help defeat Germany.
Invasion of Poland
September 1939 - May 1945
The invasion of Poland was the act by Germany that started the war.
7 September 1940 - 21 May 1941
The Blitz was a bombing campaign against Britain.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
7 December 1941
The attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter into the war.
20 January 1942
This conference was another facet of the "Final Solution".
Battle of Stalingrad
23 August 1942 - 2 February 1943
The battle of Stalingrad is important because it greatly weakened the German forces fighting the USSR, and it delivered a punishing blow to the German army.
Battle of El Alamein
23 October 1942 - 11 November 1942
This battle ended the Axis threat to Egypt and Africa as a whole.