World War II

Previous Units

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russian/ Bolshevik Revolution

1917

Treaty of Versailles Signed

1919

Stalin rules as dictator of USSR

1924 - 1953

Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1950

Mao Zedong rules as dictator of China

1949 - 1976

Rise of Dicators

Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy

1922

Hitler writes Mein Kampf

1925

Mussolini creates a dictatorship in Italy (1925)

1925

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

Hitler creates a dictatorship in Germany (1934)

1934

Italy invades Ethiopia (Africa)

1935

Japan invades Manchuria (China)

1937

Munich Conference (1938)

1938

Germany invades Poland (1939)

1939

World War II

World War II (1939-1945)

1939 - 1945

German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact signed (1939)

August 23, 1939

Holocaust (1941-1945)

1941 - 1945

U.S. signed the Lend-Lease Act (1941)

March 11, 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor (1941)

December 7, 1941

Germany loses Battle of Stalingrad (1943)

1942 - 1943

D-Day invasion (1944)

June 6, 1944

Germany surrenders (May 1945)

May 8, 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6 1945)

August 6, 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki (Aug 9 1945)

August 9, 1945

Japan surrenders (Aug 15 1945)

August 15, 1945

United Nations replaces League of Nations (Oct 1945)

October 24, 1945

Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946)

November 1945 - October 1946

U.N. writes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Dec 1968)

December 16, 1968