World War 2

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Certain nations declare their neutrality

9/1/1939

Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Switzerland declare their neutrality.

Britain, France sends ultimatum

9/2/1939

USSR expelled from LoN

12/14/1939

Churchill Prime Minister

5/10/1940

Baltic nations turn Communistic

6/14/1940 - 8/6/1940

The Soviet Union occupies the Baltic States on June 14–18, engineering Communist coup d’états in each of them on July 14–15, and then annexing them as Soviet Republics on August 3–6.

The Tripartite Pact signed

9/27/1940

Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

Rommel sent to Africa

2/1941

Roosevelt signs Lend Lease Act

3/11/1941

SS Einsatzgruppen kill a lot of Jews

6/1941

The Atlantic Charter

8/14/1941

German troops stop before Moscow

12/5/1941

Wannsee Conference

1/20/1942

The Nazis conclude that the "final solution to the Jewish problem" is extermination following relocation.
Hitler did not participate in this conference.

Manhattan Project is started

6/18/1942

Casablanca conference

1/14/1943 - 1/24/1943

Date for D-Day is set to June 61944

3/8/1943

Quebec Agreement signed

8/19/1943

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Mussolini escapes from Nazi captivity

9/12/1943

Cairo Conference

11/22/1943 - 11/26/1943

Roosevelt, Churchill, Chang Kai-shek discusses allied position on Japan during the WW2, and made certain decisions regarding post-war Asia.

Tehran Conference

11/28/1943 - 12/1/1943

The Big Three agreed on a second front against Nazi Germany.

Attempted coup d'état in Germany

7/20/1944

Col. Claus von Stauffenberg attempts to assassinate Hitler. Ends in failure.

Last use of gas in Auschwitz

10/1944

Fall of Warsaw

1/1945

Yalta Conference

2/4/1945 - 2/11/1945

Roosevelt dies

4/12/1945

Soviet Union reaches Berlin

4/16/1945

Hitler commits suicide

4/30/1945

Nazi Germany surrenders

5/7/1945

Potsdam Conference

7/17/1945 - 8/2/1945

Japan Surrenders

9/2/1945

Important battles

The Winter War

11/30/1939 - 3/12/1940

Soviet Union begins the war against Finland on November 30, 1939. The war ends on March 12, 1940.

Germany invades Denmark, Norway

4/9/1940 - 6/9/1940

Denmark surrenders the same day, Norway resists until June.

Battle of Dunkirk

5/26/1940 - 6/4/1940

Battle for Britain

7/10/1940 - 8/31/1940

Operation Barbarossa

6/22/1941 - 12/5/1941

Battle of Midway

6/4/1942 - 6/7/1942

Battle of Stalingrad

7/17/1942 - 2/2/1943

Second Battle of El Alamein

10/23/1942 - 11/4/1942

Nazi government admits failure for the first time

2/2/1943

Battle of Prokhorovka

7/12/1943

The largest tank battle to date. Between Soviet Union and Germany. Part of the Battle of Kursk.

Surrenders

Poland surrenders, government flees to Romania

9/27/1939

The Netherlands surrender

5/14/1940

Belgium surrenders

5/28/1940

French signs armistice, Vichy France created

6/22/1940

Hong Kong surrenders

12/25/1941

Singapore surrenders

2/15/1942

Invasions, attacks, war declarations

Germany invades Poland

9/1/1939

UK, France declares war

9/3/1939

Soviet Union attack Poland

9/17/1939

Luxembourg occupied

5/10/1940

Italy enters the war

6/10/1940

Italy invades Egypt

9/1940

Italy invades Greece

10/1940

Italy beaten in Greece

11/22/1940

Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

12/7/1941

USA declares war on Japan

12/8/1941

Germany, Italy declare war on the US

12/11/1941

Japan attacks Australia

2/19/1942

Bombing of Germany starts

5/1942

Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy, Japan

6/1/1942

Brazil declares war on axis powers

8/22/1942

Rome is bombed by allies

7/19/1943

Italy declares war on Germany

10/13/1943

Rome is occupied by Allied forces

6/5/1944

D-Day begins

6/6/1944

Germany attacks England with V1 bombs

6/13/1944

Paris is liberated

8/25/1944

Bombing of Dresden

2/13/1945 - 2/15/1945

VE Day

4/8/1945

Ivo Jima

6/1/1945

A-bomb dropped over Hiroshima

8/6/1945

A-bomb dropped over Nagasaki

8/9/1945

United Nations

10/24/1945