Germany Continues to Invade Other Countries, May 10, 1940
Battle of Britain, July 10, 1940
Germany invades Poland using a war strategy called "blitzkreig", which was very successful. Poland did not stand a chance and was eventually taken over. This sparked the beginning of WWII.
The Signing of The Tripartite Act, September 27, 1940
We fight against the Allies, together!
Germany launched an invasion on France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Germany managed to get each country to surrender except France.
Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941
Germany begins its bombing raid against Great Britain in the Battle of Britain.
Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact in Berlin to formalize the alliance of the Axis Powers. The Pact provides for mutual assistance should any of its members suffer attack by any nation not already involved in the war.
In the largest German military effort of World War II, Nazi Germany launches Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Within a few weeks, the Soviet Union has formally joined the Allied nations.
Japan launches a surprise attack on American soil and bombs Hawaii’s naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. More than 2,300 American soldiers and sailors die in the attack, and another 1,100 are wounded.