Simple WW2 Timeline

Simple WW2 timeline focusing on America's contribution and influence in the conflict. Mentions of specific foreign policy present.

Black indicates US intervnetion

Blue indicates development of war in Europe

Orange documents Japan's role in the war

Red gives a definition

Green indicates US isolationist policy

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America and World War Two
1917 14 Points drawn up
1921 USA refuses to join League of Nations, rejects treaty of
US hosts Washington Disarmament Conference
USA Still attends some League of Nations meetings
1928 KelloggBriand Pact
Renouncing war as a means of settling international
1933 Good Neighbour Policy ­ had been operating
Throughout the 1920s
1935 First Neutrality Act ­ forbids the sale of munitions to
belligerent nations
1936 Second Neutrality Act ­ bans all loans to belligerent
Third Neutrality Act…read more

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War erupts between China and Japan ­ invasion of
US supplies China with US arms
Japan sink USS Panay ­ US accepts apology
Fear of war leads to Ludlow Amendment
1938 The US rearms
German troops occupy Sudetenland
1939 Germany invades Poland
1940 US trades 50 destroyers for 6 Caribbean bases
US begins to sanction Japan
RomeBerlinTokyo axis signed
Greater East Asia CoProsperity Sphere
Gives Japan economic control of invaded nations
Germany successfully invades France and much of
Battle of Britain
1941 US…read more

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American forces arrive in Europe
US Naval victory at Battle of Midway
Singapore falls to Japanese
Mass murder at Auschwitz begins
1943 Germans surrender at Stalingrad
Allied victory in North Africa ­ Allies invade Italy
British and Indian forces fight Japanese in Burma
1944 D Day ­ Allied invasion of France
Paris liberated
Allies capture much of Europe
Guam liberated by US Navy
1945 Roosevelt dies, Truman becomes President
Russians liberate Auschwitz
Russians reach Berlin
Hitler commits suicide
Germany Surrender
Victory in Europe
Atomic Bomb…read more

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