Major Events of WWII

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Major Events of WWII by Mind Map: Major Events of WWII

1. Pacific

1.1. September 18, 1931, Japan invades Manchuria

1.2. July 7, 1937, Japan invades China

1.2.1. This initiates WWII in the Pacific

1.3. December 7, 1941, Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

1.3.1. The day after the U.S. declares war and Japan

1.4. December 9, 1941 - China declares war on Japan.

1.5. December 10, 1941, Japanese invade the Philippines

1.5.1. Japanese also seize Guam

1.6. By April 1942, the Philippines, Indochina, and Singapore are under Japanese occupation.

1.7. October 20, 1944, U.S. troops land in the Philippines

1.8. on August 14, 1945, Japan formally surrenders

1.8.1. This ended world war 2

2. Africa

2.1. June 14, 1940, British forces cross from Egypt into Libya and capture Fort Capuzzo

2.2. September 17, 1940 Italy invade Egypt

2.2.1. establish front east of Sidi Barrani

2.3. November 29, 1941, The British completed the conquest of the Italian East Africa

2.3.1. using troops from Kenya.

2.4. African troops were excluded from the Liberation of Paris.

2.5. Thirty-five African soldiers were killed by white troops

2.5.1. at a French demobilization camp at Thiaroye

2.6. September 1944, African soldiers in the Belgian Congo revolted and

2.6.1. received support from both peasants and African industrial workers.

3. Europe

3.1. Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.

3.2. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign a treaty of cooperation on October 25

3.2.1. On November 1, the Rome-Berlin Axis is announced.

3.3. Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact

3.3.1. directed against the Soviet Union

3.3.2. and the international Communist movement.

3.4. March 11–13, 1938, Germany incorporates Austria in the Anschluss.

3.5. September 29, 1938, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich agreement

3.5.1. forces the Czechoslovak Republic to cede the Sudetenland

3.5.2. including the key Czechoslovak military defense positions, to Nazi Germany.

3.6. D-Day landing on June 6, 1944

3.6.1. thousands of paratroopers and glider troops

3.6.2. were already on the ground behind enemy lines

3.7. September 3, 1943 Italy surrendered.