US passes Neutrality Acts

August 31, 1935

Prohibited the export of “arms, ammunition, and implements of war” from the United States to foreign nations at war.

German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

August 23, 1939

Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years

German invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

Poland was partitioned by Germany and the USSR for the 4th time in its history

Creation of the Einsatzgruppen

September 1939

Played an integral role in the implementation of the “Final solution to the Jewish Question” in territories conquered by Nazi Germany.

Fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

Germany and France signed an armistice and the result was a split of the country until the allied landings.

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

the Battle of Britain ended when Germany’s Luftwaffe failed to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force. Britain’s decisive victory saved the country from a ground invasion and possible occupation by German forces

German Invasion of Soviet Union

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

The Failure of Barbarossa forced Nazi Germany to fight a two-front war against a coalition possessing immensely superior resources

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Made the United States join in WWII

United States Enters WWII

December 10, 1941

Made it more likely for the allies to win.

Executed Order 9066

February 19, 1942

authorized the removal of any or all people from military areas “as deemed necessary or desirable.”

Battle of Midway Island

June 4, 1942

major naval battle that resulted from the decoding of Japanese messages and led to major damage to the Japanese army.

Battle Of Stalingrad

July 17, 1942 - February 2, 1943

it stopped Germany from advancing into the Soviet Union and was a good turning point in the war for the allies

D-Day (allied invasion of Europe)

June 6, 1944

allied troops landed on the French coast to fight against Nazi Germany in Normandy.

Liberation of the First Holocaust camp

July 1944

Majdanek was found by the Allies and was full of sick and starving people.

Partisans Shoot Mussolini

April 28, 1945

Mussolini was shot while trying to flee to Switzerland. HE was later hung upside down publicly.

Adolf Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Hitler shots himself and eats a cyanide pill and 8 days later Germany surrenders to the Allies.

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

Allies victory over the axis power, German Soldiers laid down their arms and stopped fighting and were defeated on a final cease-fire.

Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945

U.S becomes the first and only nation to use an atomic bomb during war. It ended the war with Japan.

V-J Day

September 2, 1945

Japan formally surrenders to the U.S on the U.S.S. Missouri is known as the victory over Japan day

Nuremberg Trials

November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946

series of 13 trials who included the defendant( the Nazi Party) against such charges and crimes against peace and set the milestone for a permanent international court