Limits naval capacity of countries, ratio established. Japan more equal to United States and European countries.
London Naval Treaty has held with hope for disarmament. Treaty signed by Britain, US, and France meant nothing to Japan and Germany who continued rearming
US responds to Japanese blockades by threatening to cancel 1911 Treaty of Commerce and Navigation
Kwangtung Army invades Manchuria
Japanese and Chinese skimmish throughout Manchuria as Japanese declare Manchuria Japanese territory.
Tangku Truce establishes ceasefire in Northern China.
Japan decides on fundamental positions to maintain a powerful presence in Asia - to resit Soviet Union, take South China seas. Signs Anti-Comitern pact with Germany.
Mass murder during a six-week period following the capture of Nanjing.
Japanese sets up puppet government in Nanjing
Treaty sign in Berlin by Italy, Germany, and Japan.
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and the southern-western Asia-Pacific.
Japan takes Indochina and the US freezes Japanese assets.
This was a Japanese tactical victory and an Allied strategic victory. Though true, Japan was repelled.
Japan epic naval loss which was a Turning point on the Pacific. It was also the US's first victory in the Pacific.
US invades Iwo Jima, the US was able to launch mainland attacks on Japan and also helped island hopping.
US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Hitler becomes chancellor of the Weimer Republic transforming it into the Third Reich, a totalitarian dictatorship under the Nazi ideology and begins to rearm.
Hitler signs Non-Aggression Pact with Poland
Hitler appoints Hjalmar Schacht as Minister of Economics, which quickly transformed into the Plenipotentiary of War Economy. Creation of infrastructure begins to optimize Germany’s capacity for war.
Germany invades Austria
Anglo-French Guarantee of Poland is signed. Pact signed between Germany and Italy. Pact signed between Soviet Russia and Germany.
Germany Invades Poland after Hitler’s demands are not met, Britain and France declare war on Germany.
May, invades France, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Allied troops are evacuated from Dunkirk. Norway surrenders to the Nazi’s, and Italy declares war on Britain and France. German U-Boats begin sinking allied merchant ships in the Atlantic. The USSR takes Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Blitz begins; Germany attacks Britain. Italy invades Greece.
First German offensive that did not fully succeed.
German invades Soviet Russia, betraying the non-aggression pact the two nations had made. Nazi's Invade Greece and Yugoslavia.
Decisive Soviet victory as it destroyed German forces. Axis forces declined on the Eastern Front and was a major turning point in WWII.
German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa. Allies land in Sicily. Allied air firestorm in Hamburg. Allies invade mainland Italy.
Decisive Allied victory, Germany operational failure.
Operation Overlord, D-day, Allies land on the Beaches of Normandy, France.
Soviets capture Warsaw. Dresden is destroyed in Firestorm after allied bombing raids. Soviet troops attack Berlin as Americans enter Nuremburg. Adolf commits suicide. German Troops in Italy surrender.