European Theater and Pacific Theater
This was the start of the war and Hitler used Blitzkrieg or "lightening war" to crush Poland.
The Russians also took Finland and the Baltic Republics.
This marks the fall of France.
This was Germany's first failure to win easily.
Hitler did this to support a failed Italian attack.
Germany invades the Soviet Union.
The Germans won early in North Africa, but this battle was a turning point for the British.
330,000 German men were lost. Germany suffered major loss and the Eastern Front became a defeat place for Germany.
The Germans were beaten by American and British troops.
This was known as D-Day and was a win for the Allies.
Germans tried one last time to fight back.
The war in Asia starts.
Japan takes most of the coastal region.
This is known as Pearl Harbor because that is where the attack occured.
The USA finally stopped Japanese advancement for the first time.
This was an important battle because it was the American victory that crippled the Japanese navy.
This was a US victory.
They did this to make sure that Japan wouldn't keep fighting because the Japanese would not give up the war easily and would rather die trying to win than back down.