USA and the Wider World

America & Foreign Affairs

WW1

1917 - 1918

USA enters World War One.

Isolationism

1919 - 1940

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.

Supports Europe

1920 - 1929

USA helps Europe recover after the First World War, as it's economy grows.

Kellogg-Briand Pact

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.

Neutrality Acts

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.

Lend-Lease Agreement

1941 - 1942

America agrees to let Britain receive armaments immediately and delay payment.

Pearl Harbour

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

Oops Japan.

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?!

WW2

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

Operation Torch

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.

D-Day

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.

Germany Surrenders

5/8/1945 - 5/9/1945

HA HA

Japan Surrenders

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.

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.

Japanese conquest

1931 - 1941

Japan gains influence via military means over Asia.

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.

Okinawa captured

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.

Fat Man dropped on Nagasaki

8/9/1945 - 8/10/1945

40,000 people die.