The Crisis Deepens: World War II (1900-present)

European Theater

Mussolini establishes Fascist dictatorship

Jan 1926 - Dec 1926

First Five-Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Hitler appointed chancellor

January 30, 1933

Munich Conference

September 29, 1938

Kristallnacht

November 9, 1938 - November 10, 1938

Nonaggression Pact

August 23 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Fall of France

June 22, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Stalingrad

August 23 1942 - February 2 1943

Tehran Conference

28 November 1943 - 1 December 1943

D-Day

June 6 1944

Yalta Conference

Feb 4 1945 - Feb 11 1945

VE Day

May 8, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17 1945 - August 2, 1945

Pacific Theater

Japan invades Manchuria

1 September 1931 - 30 September 1931

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Bombing of Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Bombing of Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

VJ Day

August 14, 1945