Causes and Timeline of World War 2: Axis vs Allies

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  • The Treaty of Versailles signed: Germany was obliged to reduce military, pay reparations, and renounce territories.
  • Hitler writes 'Mein Kampf': Aims to make Germany great again and plan for the Jews.
  • The Global Depression begins: Mode dictators come to power.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany democratically.
  • Hitler begins to rebuild his army in secret.
  • Abyssinia Invasion: Mussolini invades Abyssinia, leading to the League of Nations' downfall.
  • Rhineland reoccupied.
  • The Spanish Civil War: Germany rehearses arms and aircraft.
  • Rome Berlin Axis: Hitler Mussolini Alliance.
  • Anschluss with Austria: Annexation of Austria into Germany.
  • The Munich Agreement: Sudetenland returned to Germany.
  • 1939 Nazis invade Czechoslovakia, breaking the Munich Agreement.
  • The Nazis Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.
  • 1939 Invasion of Poland triggers war.
  • Britain declares war on Germany, starting World War 2.

Axis vs Allies

  • Axis: Italy, Japan, Germany.
  • Allies: Great Britain, France, USA, Soviet Union.

The Timeline of World War 2

  • 1939: Nazi Germany invades Poland, starting the war.
  • Germany invades France and defeats it in six weeks.
  • Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades Russia.
  • The Japanese attack Pearl Harbour.
  • German advances in South Russia halted at Stalingrad.
  • D-Day: Allies launch assault on Normandy.
  • Soviet Army advances on Berlin.
  • USA drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading to Japan's surrender.

Timeline of Surrenders

Potsdam Agreement divided Germany and Japan, created the United Nations, and marked the beginning of the Cold War.

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