World War 2

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Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy

October 1922

Hitler takes control of the NSDAP (Nazi) Party

Oct 29, 1922

Stalin launches the first 5 year plan

1928

Japan seizes Manchuria

September 1931

Inukai Tsuyoshi is assassinated

May 1932

Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes sole ruler of Germany

August 2, 1934

Hitler announces the creation of a new air force and military draft

March 9, 1935

The Nuremburg Laws are passed and discriminate against Jews

September 1935

Hitler sends troops to the Rhineland

March 7, 1936

Hitler and Mussolini conclude agreement to recognize similar interests

October 1936

Germany and Japan create anti-communism pact

November 1936

Japan invades China

1937

Munich conference held to discuss Hitler's demands and actions

October 5, 1938

Hitler and Stalin agree to a non-aggression pact

August 23, 1939

Germany Invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Great Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Germany and the USSR divide Poland's land between them

September 28, 1939

Hitler resumes the war with the blitz of Denmark and Norway

April 9, 1940

German attack on Belgium, France and the Netherlands

May 10 1940

Germany takes over most of France

June 22, 1940

Battle of Britain

August 1940 - September 1940

Mussolini fails an invasion of Greece

October 1940

Germany seizes Yugoslavia and Greece

April 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor, causes the USA to join the war

December 7, 1941

HItler declares war on the USA

December 11 1941

Battle of Coral Sea

May 7 1942 - May 8, 1942

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942

Battle of Guadalcanal

August 7, 1942

Battle of El Alamein

November 1942

Operation Torch

November 8, 1942

Germans surrender at Stalingrad

February 2, 1943

The Axis powers surrender in Tunisia

May 13, 1943

The Battler of Kursk

July 5, 1943 - July 12, 1943

The Allies invade Italy

September 1943

Rome finally falls to the Allied powers

June 4, 1944

Allies invade France (D-Day)

June 6, 1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944

Hitler moves into a bunker under Berlin

January 1945

Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945

Battle of Okinawa

April 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Germany surrenders, Victory in Europe Day

May 7, 1945

Japan Surrenders

August 14, 1945

Victory in Japan Day

September 2, 1945