Allied Powers vs Axis Powers (World War II)

Allied Powers (GREEN) Axis Powers (RED) Both (BLUE) By Justine Nellis

World War II Timeline

Paris Peace Confrence

January 12, 1919 - January 20, 1920

Took place in Paris and involved more than 32 countries. Discussed options and developed many treaties. Created the War-Guilt clause against Germany. Constructed the Treaty of Versailles

Creation of the League of Nations

September 28 1934 - February 23 1935

Intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference. It's goals were to prevent wars through collective security and disarmament and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration. Later on however, the League of Nations failed.

German Rearmament

March 1935

Led by the NSDAP in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. During it's struggle, the National Socialist party promised to recover Germany's lost national pride.

Re militarization of the Rhineland

March 7 1936

Took place when German military entered the Rhineland, violating the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. This was the first time the Germans went to the Rhineland after World War I.

Anschluss with Austria

March 12 1938

Adolf Hitler announces an union between Germany and Austria. Kurt von Schuscnigg holds a referendum for a vote on the issue. Austria becomes one with Germany. Hitlers first major step in his creation of a greater Germany Reich.

Nazi-Soviet Non Aggression Pact

August 23, 1939

Was a non aggression pact signed in Moscow. The agreement gave Hitler the right to invade Poland and guaranteed that Nazi Germany wouldn't have to fight the USSR.

Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939 - October 6, 1939

Invasion of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union that marked the beginning of World War II .

Munich Agreement

September 29 1939 - September 30 1939

Was a settlement allowing Nazi Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia's border area's, which resulted in Sudetenland. Held in Munich, Germany. Was signed by Germany, France, The United Kingdom, and Italy.

Fall of France

May 10 1940 - June 25 1940

Nazis invade France and within 6 weeks, France surrenders. Germany forces occupy Northern France for the remainder of the war while a puppet government was established at Vichy in Southern France.

The Battle of Dunkirk

May 26 1940 - June 4 1940

Battle between the Allies and Germany. Defence and evacution of British and allied forces in Europe.

Battle of Britian

July 10 1940 - October 31 1940

Second World War air campaign waged by German air force against the United Kingdom. They wanted to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force. Largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to date. Targeted air craft factories and ground infrastructure.

Operation Barbarosa

June 22 1941 - December 5 1941

Was the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union. Over 4 million soldiers invaded USSR along a 2,900 km front. Failure erupted when Hitler's demands for further operations in the USSR were not met.

Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

Attack by the Japanese, against the United States at Pearl Harbor. 188 aircraft were damaged, and 2402 civilians were killed. The following day the United States declared war on Japan

Battle of El Alamein

July 1 1942 - July 27 1942

Battle between Axis and Allies of the Western desert campaign, fought in El Alamein, Egypt. Stalled the Axis advance in Egypt, the Suez Canal, and of gaining access to the Middle Eastern and Persian oil field, via North Africa

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23 1942 - February 2 1943

Nazi Germany and it's allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwest Soviet Union. Among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. As a result decisive soviet victory, destruction of the 6th Army, Axis forces begin to decline in Eastern Front.

Allied Invasion of Italy

September 3 1943

Allies of World War I land on mainland Italy by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group. Took place during the Italian Campaign. In southern Italy "Operation Bay town" took place, resulting in the Italian units surrendering immediately.

D-Day

June 6 1944

The day of the Normandy landings initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupations during World War II and drove against the Nazi troops.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

During the end phases of World War II, United States dropped an atomic bomb on both cities, causing mass destruction and the death of millions of people. Japan surrenders, bringing World War II to and end.