My World War II Timeline for Ms. Laberge's Humanities Class
Benito Mussolini took control of Italy. This is important because we were not allies with Italy.
Japan invaded Manchuria in Northern China.
Hitler turns Germany into a totalitarian state.
Jews are now outcasts in the society, and people start to see the evil in Hitler.
More than 200 synagogues and 7,000 shops and homes were burned. Nearly a hundred Jews were killed, and thousands went to concentration camps.
Italy and Germany support Francisco Franco to overthrow the democratic government in Spain.
Germany invades Poland using their Blitzkrieg strategy, using this strategy to invade Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Germany uses air raids to attack Britain, but Britain does not surrender.
Japan, Germany and Italy form the Axis Powers.
Roosevelt helps Britain using the Lend-Lease Proposal.
Hitler attacks the Soviet Union, one of his allies. The Soviet Union then joined the Allies to fight against Hitler. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, leaders of America, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union formed the Big Three, and worked together to defeat the Axis Powers.
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 American military personnel and civilians. They sank several American battleships. The next day, we declared war on Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S.
Mexico declares war on the Axis Powers in 1942, making them a U.S. ally. After this, Mexico sent 375,000 farm workers to the U.S., and farm production increased by 25%.
This order sent all Japanese immigrants or Japanese-Americans to Internment Camps, which is a relocation camp. 17,600 Japanese-Americans went to war to prove their loyalty.
Japan planes located to Midway Island, planning to bomb Pearl Harbor again. It was an air battle, and American's won.
American and British troops invade North Africa to overthrow the German Afrika Korps.
The Allied Powers drove the German Nazis out of France.
Franklin Roosevelt dies, leaving our nation in the hands of Harry Truman.
Italy surrenders, and leaves the war.
Germany surrenders 8 days after Hitler and his wife of 40 hours committed suicide together.
Truman, Churchill, and Stalin told Japan to surrender before August 3 or face "prompt and utter destruction.
The U.S. used the atomic bomb to bomb Hiroshima on August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9. This was a surpise to the enemy, and created mass destruction.
Japan surrenders to the Allied Powers, and the war is over.
The last of the Nazi leaders were found guilty and sentenced to death. This marks the ending of 2,194 days of death and destruction. The war is over.