· 30 September 1938 Munich Agreement

· August 23, 1939 Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

· July 10, 1940- Battle of Britain begins

· June 22nd 1941 Operation Barbarossa

· March 11, 1941-FDR signs Lend-Lease act

· December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor bombed

· December 8, 1941- US and Britain declare war on Japan

· December 11, 1941- Germany declares war on US

· June 4, 1942 Midway

· October 1942 El Alamein

· Jan 14, 1943 Casablanca Conference

· January 10, 1943 - Soviets launch counter-attack against Germans at Stalingrad

· June 6, 1944- D-Day

· August 6, 1944- First Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

· August 9, 1944- Second Atom Bomb dropped on Nagasaki

Pearl Harbor

The navy base at
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The Japanese attacked the United States in fear of them interfering with their goals in the Pacific. The Japanese has six aircrafts and used torpedoes to attack the ships that were docked at Pearl Harbor. The attack killed over 2000 people.

After the attack, the US and Great Britain declared war on Japan. Later, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States also. This attack caused the US to join the war. The US wanted revenge on the Japanese for these attacks.





After Germany had betrayed Russia with Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet Union along with the U.S. and Britain, to lead an attack against Hitler and the Germans. The north beaches of France were the target to establish a second front for the fighting. The Russians were struggling with the Germans on their own home land and the Germans only focused on their military. They needed another front to distract some of the German troops away from the Soviets. D-Day occurred when battleships attacked the Germans at their port city.
D-Day photograph
D-Day photograph



During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States launched two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima. After six months of fighting the Japanese government Ignored an ultimatum given by FDR. The U.S. dropped the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945. They launched the "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9. These are the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of war. Effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with about half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, a lot of people died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness


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