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World War 2 by Mind Map: World War 2

1. Events of importance

1.1. Great Depression 1929

1.1.1. Global event, United States stock market crash (Oct. 29, 1929), caused by overproduction, unemployment, and inflation

1.2. Lightning attack September 1st 1939

1.2.1. Hitler launches invasion of Poland

1.2.2. Britain and France declare war on Germany (WW2 began)

1.2.3. Great Britain declared war Sept 3 1939 but Poland had already fallen

1.2.4. During this time the U.S. was staying neutral

1.3. Fall of France May 10-June 25 1940

1.3.1. Italy and Germany join in war against France

1.3.2. Established Free French forces that fought the Nazi till 1944

1.4. Holocaust (1933-1945)

1.4.1. In 1941 the Nazi officials developed stationary gas chambers as an additional killing method

1.4.1.1. The following 5 gas chambers killed nearly 2.7 million Jews: Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

1.4.2. German authorities persecuted homosexuals, and murdered at least 250,000 mentally or physically disabled

1.4.3. By the end of the war in 1945, the Germans and their allies and collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews

2. Influential Figures

2.1. Adolfo Hitler 1889-1945

2.1.1. Leader of Nazism, responsible for the atrocities of the holocaust

2.1.1.1. responsible for about 17 million deaths in total

2.2. Lyudmila Pavlichenko 1916-1974

2.2.1. a Soviet sniper in the Red Army during World War II, the most successful female sniper in recorded history

3. Alliances

3.1. Allied powers-Great Britain,France,Russia

3.2. Axis powers-Japan,Italy,Germany

3.3. Neutral-U.S. (mostly)

4. Sources

4.1. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “A Forgotten Suitcase: The Mantello Rescue Mission.” Collections Highlights. www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/collections-highlights/mantello-rescue-mission. Accessed on April 16 2021.

4.2. "Dr. Seuss's World War II Political Propaganda Cartoons." Brainpickings.org, MARIA POPOVA, www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/10/ dr-seusss-wartime-propaganda-cartoons/. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

4.3. Great Depression: Total Notes Short.docx

4.4. Lyudmila Pavlichenko: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/lady-death-red-army-lyudmila-pavlichenko

4.5. The Holocaust: Introduction to the Holocaust: What was the Holocaust?

5. Battles

5.1. Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7th 1941

5.1.1. United States,Honolulu Hawaii

5.1.1.1. -Eighteen ships + ⅞ battleships were sunk and severely damaged -347 of 402 aircrafts were destroyed -3,471 casualties total -U.S. declared war on Japan December 8th, 1941 -Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. Dec 11,1941

5.2. Hiroshima August 6th,1945 (WW2 ended a month later)

5.2.1. Hiroshima + Nagasaki Japan

5.2.1.1. -70,000 people died immediately and another 70,000 died within the year due to bruns, injuries, and radiation -The Japanese did not immediately respond so the U.S. dropped an implosion-type 239 bomb over Nagasaki

5.3. Battle of Stalingrad September 1st 1942- February 2nd 1943

5.3.1. Stalingrad,Soviet Union

5.3.1.1. -Between the Soviet Union,Nazi Germany,Rumania,Independent State of Croatia -Cost Hitler a total of over 300,000 men

5.4. Rome-Arno Campaign January 22nd-September 9th, 1944

5.4.1. Rome,Pisa,Florence, and Ravenna, Italy

5.4.1.1. -Between U.S.,Great Britian,Canada,Nazi Germany -Allies mounted major attacks on Cassino and Monte Cassino in February and March

5.5. Air Offensive Europe Campaign July 4th 1942- May 7th 1945

5.5.1. -the British and the American air forces dropped 12,000 tons of bombs in attacks ranging as deep as Berlin and beyond - Americans had dropped 1,388,000 tons of bombs and the British 988,000 on Germany