This was Lenin's New Economic Policy which tried to revamp the Russian economy. It promoted limited capitalism which was against communist teachings but still helped the economy grow to an extent.
Mussolini seizes power
Mussolini was the influencial dictaor during world war II. He bagan his career as a black shirt which beat up and killed socialists. He legally gained power by being appointed by the King and he eventually made the king step down.
Stalin comes to power
After Lenin dies, there is a brief period where the communist party has no successor. Stalin emerges over Trotsky as the new leader through his effective public organization and his control over the army.
Stalins 1st 5 year plan
Stalin's five year plan was to accelerate the Russian economy so that it could catch up to western societies. It called for industry to grow by 500 percent and agriculture by 250 percent.
This was Stalin's plan of bringing all the peasants together to farm the land. This was very similar to serfdom and the abuse of the jews in Germany. The Kulaks were mainly targets and millions of Ukraines died during the experiment.
Famine in Ukraine
1932 - 1933
As the Ukraine failed to supply Russia with the goods they needed, so Russia began to not send them food. The famine in the Ukraine was so great that millions of people died.
Sergie Kirov, Stalins #2 man murdered
The murder of Kirov was most likely due to Stalin's wishes but never the less it let him start a rampage of attacks. He killed off almost every single person in his party and replaced them with new people.
Germany occupies czech lands
This was one of the first tries Germany had at challenging the Treaty of Versailles. They invaded the Sudetenland and France and gReat Britain appeased them because they did not want to risk war.
German invasion of Poland (allies declare war)
The German invasion of Poland was the final straw for straw for the Allies. France and Great Britain both declared war after this event.
German invasion of Russia (US join)
in 1941, Germany invades Russia despite their neutrality and provokes Russia into a war and a double front for Germany. Also in the same year, the US join the war after the bombing at Pearl Harbor.
ss stops jewish emigration
The SS was a form of secret Police who stopped the Jewish emigration from Germany and began forcing them into internment camps.
Allied invasion of Normandy
This was the massive invasion of a French beach that got America into Europe and created a double front for Germany. From there, they pushed all the way to Germany to end the war.
After the war was over, America was still fighting Japan in the Pacific so to have a quick ending, America dropped two atomic bombs. They were developed in during the manhattan project and were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.