Major events of World War II

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Major events of World War II by Mind Map: Major events of World War II

1. Was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945

2. The start of the war in Europe

2.1. Beginning with the German invasion of Poland.

2.2. Britain and France declared war on Germany

3. The start of the war in Pacific

3.1. Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937

3.2. Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931

4. With the Soviets wary of mounting tensions with Germany and the Japanese planning to take advantage of the European War by seizing resource-rich European possessions in Southeast Asia, the two powers signed the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact in April 1941.

5. Hitler believed that Britain's refusal to end the war was based on the hope that the United States and the Soviet Union would enter the war against Germany sooner or later.

6. In 1936, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, directed against the Soviet Union and the international Communist movement.

7. In 1940, Germany invade Denmark and Norway.

7.1. Also, in 1940, Germany invades Western Europe.

7.2. Italy enters the war.

7.3. Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

8. 1945

8.1. The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

8.2. The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria.

8.3. The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

8.4. Allied troops conquer Okinawa, the last island stop before the Japanese islands.

8.5. Germany surrenders to the Soviets.

8.6. Germany surrenders to the western Allies.

8.7. Hitler commits suicide.