World War II

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World War II by Mind Map: World War II

1. Pacific Theater

1.1. Pearl Harbor

1.1.1. Surprise attack on a US naval base

1.1.1.1. Committed by Japan

1.1.1.2. Caused the US's entry in WWII

1.1.1.3. December 7, 1941

1.1.1.4. 2,403 Americans died

1.2. Battle of Coral Sea

1.2.1. Between the nations aircraft carries

1.2.1.1. May 1942

1.2.2. No ships saw one another or fired

1.3. Battle of Midway

1.3.1. U.S. defeats Japanese navy

1.3.1.1. June 1942

1.4. Battle of Guadalcanal

1.4.1. First major offence of the Allies

1.4.1.1. August 1942- February 1943

1.5. Battle of Tarawa

1.5.1. Allies second major offense

1.5.1.1. November 1943

1.6. Battle of Okinawa

1.6.1. Largest battle in the Pacific

1.6.1.1. April-June 1943

1.7. Bombing of Hiroshima

1.7.1. First use of the atomic bomb

1.7.2. US dropped the bomb on Japan

1.7.2.1. August 1943

1.7.3. ~146,000 people died

1.8. Atomic bomb

1.8.1. US made atomic bombs

1.8.2. Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1.8.2.1. August 1943

1.8.3. Killed ~129,000 people

1.9. Victory over Japan day

1.9.1. Officially ended WWII

1.9.1.1. September 2, 1943

2. European Theater

2.1. Holocaust

2.1.1. Mass murder by the Nazis

2.1.2. 6 million murdered

2.1.2.1. January 1933- May 1945

2.1.3. Mostly Jews killed

2.2. Invasion of Poland

2.2.1. Germany invaded Poland

2.2.1.1. September 1, 1939

2.2.2. Caused the start of WWII

2.3. Battle of Britain

2.3.1. German loss

2.3.1.1. July 1940- September 1940

2.3.2. Turning point

2.4. Axis invasion of Russia

2.4.1. German launches a huge invasion

2.4.1.1. June 22, 1941

2.5. Battle of Stalingrad

2.5.1. Ended German advances on Russia

2.5.1.1. July 1942- February 1943

2.5.2. 2 million casualties

2.6. D-Day

2.6.1. Successful Allied invasion of France

2.6.2. ~209,000 Allied Casualties

2.6.2.1. June 6, 1944

2.6.3. ~200,000 German Casualties

2.7. Battle of the Bulge

2.7.1. Last Nazi offense

2.7.1.1. December 1944- January 1945

2.7.2. Failure for the Nazis

2.8. Nuremberg Trials

2.8.1. Nazi officials tried for war crimes

2.8.1.1. 1945-1949

2.9. Victory over Europe

2.9.1. The allies won in Europe

2.9.1.1. May 8, 1945

3. African Theater

3.1. Engagement at Nezuet Ghirba

3.1.1. First tank battle in North Africa

3.1.1.1. June 1940

3.2. Italy invades Egypt

3.2.1. September 1940

3.3. Egypt and Cyrenacia

3.3.1. Italy wanted possession of Eygpt

3.3.1.1. June 1940- June 1941

3.3.2. Italian loss

3.4. Egypt and Libya

3.4.1. Italy vs Britain in the western desert

3.4.1.1. Autumn 1941- January 1943

3.4.2. Devestating British loss

3.5. Operation Torch

3.5.1. Plan to capture Casablanca by Allies

3.5.1.1. November 1942

3.5.2. Allied victory