Failure of the league of nations
no armed forces
protection of minorities failes
Italy bombing cities
Germany rising up
Japanese invasion of manchuria
japan blamed china
Japan occupied manchuria until after WWII
Italian invasion of ethiopia
"New Roman Empire"
"It is us today, it will be you tomorrow." -Haile Selassie
Fascists abolish slavery
Slavery Civil War
republicans (USSR) vs. Nationalists (italy/germany)
Francisco Franco took control
Germany makes their move
Germany took austria and then chzechoslovakia
Hitler, reprimanded, declares that chzechoslovakia is his last demand and that he won't go any further.
Battle of britain
German air force dropped bombs
royal air force used radar to detect the german air force.
December 7, 1941.
Naval base in Hawaii
Prime minister Hideki Tojo
180 War planes
"A day that will live in infamy."
Prime minister Hideki Tojo wants to control islands in the Pacific ocean
U.S. protested and protected the pacific islands and cut off oil to japan.
Battle of Midway
Japan vs. U.S.
Japan planned to trap U.S. aircrafts
U.S. used Navajo code breakers to figure out the smoke signalls
1942 - 1943
germany invades the USSR
casualties around 2 million
another turning point of war
germany surrounded, starved, and cold.
The Final Solution
Known to us as the holocaust
Nazi death camps
6 million Jews murdered along with Christians, gypsies, and anyone hitler deemed "unworthy"
gas, poison experiments, burned alive, etc.
June 6th, 1944
normandy beaches stormed by allied troops
U.S. Britain, Canadian
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
little boy on hiroshima
3 days later
fat man on nagasaki
200,000 people died by years end
war officially over september 2nd, 1945
stalin, roosevelt, churchill
terms for peace
league of nations became UN
11 states, 5 permanent