WW2 Timeline

WW2 Timeline

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  • Hitler Invades Czechoslovakia March 1939
  • Russia and Germany Sign Pact August 1939
  • Hitler Invades Poland September 1, 1939
  • German troops marched into Czechoslovakia. They took over Bohemia, and established a protectorate over Slovakia. Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia was the end of appeasement
  • Britain & France Against Germany September 3, 1939
  • Hitler wanted a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union so that his armies could invade Poland virtually unopposed by a major power, after which Germany could deal with the forces of France and Britain in the west without having to simultaneously fight the Soviet Union on a second front in the east.
  • Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
  • On September 1, the invasion began. To Hitler, the conquest of Poland would bring Lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German people.
  • D-Day June 6, 1944
  • in response to Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany. France and Britain were desperately trying to patch together an alliance system that could contain or deter Hitler when he decided to discard the Munich Agreement and then cut the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Stalin. 
  • The Japanese, who were already waging war against the Chinese, attacked the US pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, as a preliminary to taking British, French and Dutch colonies in South East Asia.
  • was the main Allied invasion of continental Europe. It was this invasion that allowed the Allies to finally defeat Germany. In order for the Allies to defeat Germany, there would have to be an invasion of Europe.
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