Hitler's warfare was called lightning war. Within four weeks, Poland had surrendered.
the neutrality acts called isolation prevented the U.S. form taking sides or becoming involved in European wars.
Hitler takes winter off from war and resumes with attacking Denmark and Norway.
The main attack was through Luxembourg and the Ardennes Forest. Germans went around the Maginot Line and it surprised Britain and France. Doing this split the allied armies and trapped them on the beach.
German planes bombed British air and naval bases, harbors , communication centers and war industries. The British fought back and were supported by radars that could detect German planes in advance. The British air force had suffered much and Hitler began bombing major cities in Britain. Since Hitler was no longer attacking naval bases, military regained their strength quickly and Hitler postponed war with Britain indefinitely.
Hitler conquers Greece and Yugoslavia
Hitler believed that the Soviet Union would be defeated quickly and that war would be over before winter set in. German troops captured 2 million Russian soldiers. winter set in and Germany had to stop war.
The same day as Pearl Harbor Japanese also assaulted the Philippines and began advancing toward a British colony.
almost all of Southeast Asia and western Pacific had fallen under Japanese.
by the fall, war had turned against the Germans.
The Soviet Union launched a counterattack on Germany and german troops were forced to surrender at Stalingrad. The entire German Sixth Army, considered to be the best was lost.
British and American forces invade french north africa and force German and Italian troops to surrender.
The allies agreed to fight until the Axis powers surrendered unconditionally.
American naval forces stopped the Japanese advance and saved Australia from the threat of invasion.
U.S. destroys four attacking Japanese aircraft carriers. The U.S. defeated the Japanese navy and established naval superiority in the Pacific.
This battle between the Soviets and the Germans was the greatest tank battle of world war 2. Germans were defeated.
America drops atom bomb on Japan under the presidency of Harry Truman. Three days later, America dropped a second bomb, Nagasaki. Thousands died immediately and thousands died later from radiation.
Hitler moves into a bunker over 50 feet under ground and directs the final stages of war from there. in his final political statement, he blames the Jews for the war.
Without Hitler, Germany surrenders and the war is over.