15 Main Events in World War II

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  • The Holocaust

    The Nazi's believed that they were superior over the Jewish people so they killed millions. They killed whoever they thought was inferior like the handicapped, slaves, and so on. They did this because they believed those people were unworthy of life.
  • Anti-Semitism

    The Nazi's gained popularity by starting an anti-Jewish Propaganda. Hitler made a book and millions of people bought it and the main purpose of the book was to tell the people about the removal of Jewish people.
  • Signing of the Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact was signed by Germany, Italy, France, and Great Britain. This pact gave Germany permission to have Sudetenland but after having control of Sudetenland Germany shall take no more land.
  • Shattered Munich Pact

    Even after Germany, Italy, France, and Great Britain signed the Munich Pact, Germany broke the treaty and seized Czechoslovakia.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Adolf Hitler wanted more land so he could expand his army and etc. to the Eastern part of the world.
  • Germany Invades

    Germany invaded France, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Britain, Denmark and Norway. Later leading to success in all these countries except for Britain.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain went from August to September. France had already surrendered to Germany, so Britain was left to fight Germany on its own. Britain pulled through and won!
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    4 million German troops invaded Russia. After a couple months they retreited. About the next year, the Germans invaded again and after 3 long years of fighting the Russian's won even though millions of people were dead.
  • Attack of Pearl Harbor

    Attack of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor because they thought that if they ruined most of the United States naval force, that America would not be able to take part in the war.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This was a fight in the Pacific Ocean in the middle of all the lands. The japanese rolled over the Phillippines, Southeast Asia, and East Indies. This only lasted 4 days. It ended on June 7th.
  • D-Day

    The United States and Allied troops invaded Normandy, France. While Russia fought in the East.
  • Interment Camps

    The United Stated held those of Japanese decent in camps. America did this because they thought that some could be spies.
  • The Fall of Germany

    Russain reached Berlin and Hitler committed suicide and Germany surrendered.
  • Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    President Truman ordered for the U.S. to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The atomic bomb killed thousands on impact and for many many years later it killed citizens because of radiation.
  • Bombing of Nagasaki

    After the first atomic bomb, in Hiroshima, another bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. This killed 40,000 people.
  • Works Cited

    "Battle of Britain." History Learning Site. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_britain.htm. BBC News. BBC. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ww2_summary_01.shtml. "Major Events of World War II." SolPass. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. http://www.solpass.org/7ss/standards/MajorEvents.htm.