WWII In Europe

By: Griffith

Nazis invade Poland

On September 1st, 1939, the Nazis, Hitler's minions, invade Poland, which was the start of WWII. Hitler was determined to takeover all of Europe and he started by invading a country with large amounts of Jews, Germany.
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France and Great Britain Declare War

On September 3rd, 1939, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany for invading Poland. Their was other countries that also declared war on Germany, like Australia and New Zealand.
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Italy Invades Southern France

On June 10th, 1940, Italy invaded southern France, making it clear they were involved in the war. Italy was on Germany's side because their leader, Mussolini was a fascist and supported Hitler.
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Germany Declares War on the USA

On December 11th-13th, 1941, Nazi Germany and its axis allies declare war on the USA. As you can infer, USA had just or will declare war.
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Mussolini is Removed from Office

On July 25th, 1943, Mussolini is removed by the Fascist Grand Council, replacing him with Pietro Badoglio and he then negotiates with the allies, the fascist movement fell and Italy was back to a democracy.
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Battle of the Bulge

On December 16th, 1944, Germany launched one final attack in attempt to recapture Belgium. They soon failed and retreated about 20 days later.
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Hitler Dies

On April 30th, 1945, Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany, commits suicide.
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Germany Surrenders

On May 9th, 1945, Germany surrenders to the Allies, which is one step closer to ending the war.
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Boom

On August 6th, 1945, the USA dropped the an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, one of the largest cities in Japan. This sent a message to Japan, surrender or die.
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WWII Is Officially Over

On September 2nd, 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending WWII.
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