Major Events of WW2

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Major Events of WW2 by Mind Map: Major Events of WW2

1. African Theater

1.1. North African Campaign

1.1.1. June 1940 - May 1943

1.1.2. about 400000 casualties

1.1.3. allied victory

1.1.4. one of the first times allies defeated axis powers on a large scale

1.2. Operation Torch

1.2.1. November 1942

1.2.2. Thousands of allied troops invade north africa

1.2.3. Axis: over 2000 dead

1.2.4. Allies: about 500 dead

1.2.5. Halted Axis advance

1.2.6. Ended majority of conflict in north Africa

1.2.7. France formed a cease fire with the allies

1.2.8. Germany reacted by occupying france

1.3. Suez Canal

1.3.1. Main objective of the African Campaign

1.3.2. Key to oil and trade

1.3.3. Allowed British access to its overseas colony's

1.3.4. several battles starting in 1941

1.3.5. thousands dead

2. Pacific Theater

2.1. Pearl Harbor

2.1.1. Japanese attacked with no warning

2.1.2. Attacked December 7, 1941

2.1.3. Brought the U.S. into the war

2.1.4. 2043 dead, 1178 wounded, 18 ships sunk or disabled

2.2. Midway

2.2.1. June 1942

2.2.2. Decisive battle that crippled the Japanese navy

2.2.3. Commanded by Admiral Nimitz

2.2.4. Turning point of the war

2.2.5. 4 Japanese carriers sunk

2.3. Coral Sea

2.3.1. May 8, 1942

2.3.2. First naval engagement where both sides were out of sight

2.3.3. First time a Japanese advance was stoped

2.3.4. Japanese attempted to isolate Australia

2.3.5. 1 american carrier sunk, less than 2000 dead

2.4. A Bombs

2.4.1. Most powerful weapons ever

2.4.2. August 6-9, 1945

2.4.3. Developed during the Manhattan Project

2.4.4. Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

2.4.5. 129000 or more dead

2.4.6. Only use of nuclear weapons in war ever

2.4.7. Ended WW2

3. European Theater

3.1. Eastern Front

3.1.1. June 22, 1941 - May 9, 1945

3.1.2. Largest military conflict in history

3.1.3. Main opponents were Germany and Russia

3.1.4. Over 30 million dead

3.1.5. Main location of the holocost

3.1.6. Ended conflict in Europe with the capture of Berlin

3.1.7. Germany agreed to an unconditional surrender

3.1.8. Adolf Hitler killed himself

3.2. Western Front

3.2.1. September 1939 - June 1940

3.2.2. Axis powers captured most of north and west Europe

3.2.3. Included the battle of britain

3.2.4. ended with the surrender of Germany

3.2.5. 1650000 civilians killed

3.2.6. over 9 million lost on both sides