Major Events of WWII

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

1. Pacific Theater

1.1. Was fought in the Pacific and East Asia

1.2. From December 1941- September 1945

1.3. Started when Japan invaded Thailand

1.3.1. Also attacked Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong

1.3.2. December 1941

1.4. Was the Allies against Japan

1.5. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

1.5.1. This makes the U.S join WWII

1.5.2. Was in Hawaii

1.5.2.1. Contained Ships, Planes, and Troops

1.5.3. Hoped it would allow free rein in Asia

1.5.3.1. Would be negotiated

1.5.4. December 7, 1941

1.6. The Battle of Coral Sea

1.6.1. May 1942

1.6.2. Was battle between Japan and U.S

1.6.2.1. Was of navy and airforce

1.7. Battle of Midway

1.7.1. Was navel battle in June 1942

1.7.2. U.S defeated Japanese imperial navy

1.7.3. Considered a turning point

1.8. Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa

1.8.1. from February 1945 to June 1945

1.8.2. Resulting in devastating losses for Japan

1.8.3. over 100,000 Japanese causalities

1.8.4. Showed resilience of Japan

1.8.4.1. U.S wanted to avoid conflict in Japan

1.8.4.1.1. Could lead to many deaths

1.9. Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1.9.1. Atomic weapons were dropped

1.9.2. More than 140,000 deaths

1.9.3. On August 1945

1.9.4. Caused Japan to surrender

1.9.4.1. ended war in Pacific

2. European Theater

2.1. Was across Europe

2.1.1. From Germany to Russia

2.2. From September 1930- May 1945

2.3. Germany and Russia signed non-aggression pact

2.3.1. 1939

2.4. War started when Germany invaded Poland

2.4.1. United Kingdom and France declare war

2.4.1.1. September 3, 1939

2.4.2. Not much happened

2.4.2.1. Known as Phoney War

2.5. Germany invasion of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

2.5.1. May 10 1939

2.5.2. Turned against French forces

2.6. Britian's cities were heavily bombed

2.7. Operation Barbarossa

2.7.1. June 22, 1941

2.7.2. German invasion against Soviet Union

2.7.3. 30 million deaths as a result

2.7.4. Was a failure for Germany

2.7.4.1. They ran out of supplies

2.7.4.2. Soviet Union was too vast

2.7.4.3. They halted before Moscow

2.7.5. Soviet Union burned all their resources

2.7.5.1. So Germans had none to use

2.7.5.2. they withdrew before Germany

2.8. D-Day

2.8.1. Plan made by General Eisenhower

2.8.2. June 6, 1944

2.8.3. Was an Allied Invasion

2.8.3.1. Across English Channel into Normandy

2.8.4. Was an Ally victory

2.9. After Mussolini was captured Hitler knew he had lost

2.9.1. He stayed in Berlin and commit ed suicide

3. African Theater

3.1. From June 1940- May 1943

3.2. Fought in Libyan and Egyptian deserts

3.2.1. Also in Morocco and Algeria

3.3. Was battle between Allies and Axis

3.3.1. Was over the colonies there

3.3.1.1. France had Algeria

3.3.1.2. British had points in Mediterranean

3.4. Italy declared war

3.4.1. Against Britain and France

3.4.2. June 10, 1940

3.5. British army took Fort Capuzzo

3.5.1. Was Italian fort

3.5.2. June 14, 1940

3.6. Italy captured Sidi Barrani

3.6.1. September 1940

3.6.2. They established a fort there

3.7. Opeation Compass

3.7.1. Was a British counteroffensive

3.7.2. Destroyed Italian Army

3.7.3. From December 1940- February 1941

3.8. Second Battle of El Alamein

3.8.1. October 1942

3.8.2. British forces took control

3.8.2.1. Libya and regions of Egypt

3.9. Allies surrounded Axis troops

3.9.1. In northern Tunisia

3.9.2. This forced German and Italians surrender

3.9.3. May 1943