U.S Passing of Neutrality

1930 - 1939

The Neutrality Acts, 1930s. ... On August 31, 1935, Congress passed the first Neutrality Act prohibiting the export of “arms, ammunition, and implements of war” from the United States to foreign nations at war and requiring arms manufacturers in the United States to apply for an export license.

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen

Approx. 1939 - Approx. 1945

Killing squads responsible for multiple massacres

German-Soviet nonagression pact

August 23, 1939 - Approx. 1945

this was a surprise to the entire world.

German invasion of Poland

Sep 1st, 1939 - Oct 6th, 1939

Believed to be the start of WWII

Fall of France

May 10th, 1940 - Jun 25th, 1940

This was also known as the battle of Drance.

Battle of Britain

Jul 10, 1940 - Oct 31, 1940

The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940

German invasion of Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa)

Jun 22, 1941 - Dec 5, 1941

Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, which was launched on Sunday 22 June 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941

United States enters WWII

December 8, 1941 - Sep 2, 1945

imperial Japan surrenders after nuclear bombs dropped on cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki

executive order 9066

February 19, 1942

set in motion after pearl harbor attacks due to fear and want for overall safety of the people

Battle at midway Island

August 4th 1942 - August 7th 1942

turning point in naval battle U.S victory

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23rd, 1942 - February 2nd, 1943

turn point of ww2 Germans 6th army is defeated here


June 6th 1944

Storming of Normandy beaches

Liberation of First Holocaust camp

July 23, 1944

Partisans shoot Mussolini

28 April 1945

he was summarily executed by italian partisans in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra i

Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Riech

V-E day

May 8 1945

Formal acceptance of Nazi Germany's surrender

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

August 6 1945

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Led to surrendering of Japan from WW2

V-J day

September 2, 1945

Victory over Japan Day is the day on which the Empire of Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war

Nuremberg Trials

November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946

The Nuremberg trials (German: die Nürnberger Prozesse) were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, which were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial and economic leadership of Nazi Germany who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes