America returns to its isloationist policy, and focuses on its own economy and disputes, trying to avoid becoming involved in affairs that could lead to war.
1920 - 1929
USA helps Europe recover after the First World War, as it's economy grows.
1/1/1928 - 1/2/1928
The USA and 60 other nations sign the pact, renouncing war as a means of settling disputes.
Wall Street Crash
1929 - 1930
The Great Depression Begins. Isolationism becomes extremely popular.
1935 - 1937
1935 - Gave the President powers to stop US ships carrying weapons to warring countries.
1936 - Extended the ban on loans to warring countries.
1937 - Cash and carry scheme.
Aid to China
1940 - 1941
USA increased its aid to China, after Indo-China is taken from the French by the Japanese.
1941 - 1942
America agrees to let Britain receive armaments immediately and delay payment.
12/7/1941 - 12/8/1941
The US Naval Fleet posted in the Pacific as a warning to Japan, at attacked. AMERICA IS FURIOUS!!!
America at War with Japan
12/8/1941 - 1945
Germany Declares War on USA
12/11/1941 - 1945
Hitler is sad because America hasn't declared war on him, but on Japan instead. Who's laughing now, bitch?!
12/11/1941 - 1945
Wars in Europe
First World War
1914 - 1918
'It'll be over by Christmas!'
Treaty of Versailles
10/21/1919 - 10/22/1919
The end to the First World War.
World War Two
1938 - 1945
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
1942 - 1943
US and British troops invade Vichy-held Algeria and Morocco, a week after the Battle of El Alamein. They press on to Tunisia.
US invades Italy
1943 - 1944
After 2 years of bitter fighting, they finally reach the country and US troops invade.
1944 - 1945
Operation Overlord - 156,000 British and US troops land on Normandy Beaches. Germans are not prepared, as they expect the attack to be on Calais.
5/8/1945 - 5/9/1945
8/15/1945 - 8/16/1945
Wayhey!!! END OF THE WAARRRRRR
Conflict in the Wider World
Japan is dissed badly
1918 - 1921
Japan is continually insulted by the Western World. Even after fighting for the Allies in WW1, it is not involved in talks on racial equality, and it is forced to have a navy 60% the size of the USA's and Britain's.
Japanese economy grows
1929 - 1930
With America suffering from the Great Depression, Japan's economy continues to grow. Trade between them falls dramatically. A Co-Prosperity Scheme is called for by the Japanese Government, wanting to extend it's influence over the rest of Asia.
1931 - 1941
Japan gains influence via military means over Asia.
Invasion of Manchuria
1931 - 1932
Japanese Army attacks and takes Manchuria without government orders.
China appeals to the League of Nations, who condemns Japan's actions.
Japan subsequently leaves the League of Nations.
Battle of the Coral Sea
5/1/1942 - 5/2/1942
Japan's first defeat, in a wave of offenses by the US to regain the Pacific.
Battle of Midway
6/1/1942 - 6/2/1942
Japan's attack on the US base at Midway fails and they are beaten.
US captures Guadalcanal
9/1/1942 - 9/2/1942
General MacArthur moves up to the Soloman Islands after this. US is slowly recapturing what was taken by the Japanese.
Battle of Leyte Gulf
10/1/1944 - 10/2/1944
General MacArthur invades the Philipines and the Battle of Leyte Gulf isolates Japan from countries it had occupied in Southeast Asia and cutting off its oil supply.
Iwo Jima captured
2/1/1945 - 2/2/1945
At a cost of 4000 dead.
4/1/1945 - 4/2/1945
At a cost of 12,000 lives. However, the US is well placed for an attack on Japan.
Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima
8/6/1945 - 8/7/1945
70,000 people are killed. Emperor Hirohito doesn't react.