Nazi Germany starts off the war with invading Poland. Within a few weeks time, the Germans defeated the Polish and Warsaw surrendered. The Germans encircled the capital of Poland to be able to invade them. Due to this invasion, the Allies of Poland (Britain and France) declared war on Germany on the 3rd. Then, on April the 9th, Germany invaded Norway and Denmark.
September 27, 1940 Tripartite Pact
The Germans yet again, invade more land. They successfully invaded Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The fight to invade France was not as easy to get them to surrender. By June 22, 1940, France has surrendered to Germany.
June 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa
The Battle of Britain begins with the Germans bombing raid on Great Britain. On September the 10th, 1940, Italy's troops invade the British controlled area of Egypt. This is because they wanted to expand their land to capture the Suez Canal. This capture would be a huge strategic advantage.
December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack
Germany, Italy, and Japan are here signing the Tripartite Pact. This is done in Berlin, and it is to ensure the alliance of the Axis Powers. Mutual assistance is provided if they are attacked by a nation who is not already involved in the war.
The largest German military effort of World War II. Operation Barbarossa is launched. This is the invasion of the Soviet Union. In a few short weeks, the Germans have successfully invaded the Soviet Union. In which, the Soviet Union had joined the Allied nations.
sailors. OA surprise attack was launched by Japan on American soil. They bombed Hawaii's naval base, Pearl Harbor. This was n the island of Oahu. Over 2,300 soldiers from American died as well as sailors. Another 1,100 were wounded from this incident.