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June 1944
Second front begins

Germany Surrenders

V-E Day
May, 1945


July 1945
Truman, Atlee, Stalin
division of Germany, warning to Spain

Peace Treaty

February, 1945
Yalta: FDR, Churchill, Stalin
plans for post-war Europe
preceded by Teheran (1943)

V-J Day

surrender of Japan ending WWII
September 2nd, 1945 officially signed

Munich Pact

failed act of appeasement toward Nazi Germany in face of demands made by Hitler

Tripartite Pact

September, 1940
Germany, Italy and Japan

Newfoundland Conference

Atlantic Charter (FDR and Churchill)
August 1941

Pearl Harbor and US Declaration of War

December, 1941

Stimson Doctrine

1931 (following Japanese seizure of manchuria)
to Japan and China, of non-recognition of international territorial changes that were executed by force.

Germany militarizes Rhineland


FDR Quarantine Speech


Beginning of War in Europe

Spetember 1, 1939
invasion of Poland by Germany and USSR


US repeals arms embargo (Brit. and France and Chine "cash and carry")
Japan closes China's Open Door

Proposal of Land-Lease

Dec. 17th, 1940

Arsenal of Democracy Speech

Dec. 29th, 1940

Lend-Lease passed in Congress

March, 1941

Japan Invades Indochina

December, 1941


Sinking of US destroyers Greer and Reuben James
FDR: executive order forbidding sale of gas and scrap iron to Japan
Germany attacks USSR (violating non-aggression pact)
US-Japanese meetings

Pearl Harbor and Declaration of War

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 1945
Japan surrenders

Battle of Midway

June, 1942
US defeats Japanese Navy

US declares War on Germany

December, 1941

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