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Battle of Britain
Summer 1940 British air force vs. German air force Brits "won"
lightning war, new type of warfare defeat poland in 30 days
Rape on Nanking
japanese racism, slaughter 200,000 chinese people also experiment with biological warfare on the chinese.
japanese suprise attack sink 5 battle ships damage 3 most planes get destroyed on the ground
1939-1945, starts with non-violent takeovers, hits off with poland then moves to full swing war.
Battle of Midway
June 1942, japanese try to lure american fleet out and sink it, we sink 4 of their aircraft carriers, they get only 1.
mobile killing squad numbering about 3000 killed over 1,000,000.
deat/concentration camp could kill 20,000 in a day at its height.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
dies before Japan president at start of WWII
suicide bombers, japanese run out of skilled pilots this is result.
Truman president, 70,000 first day, 130,000 within six months.
Truman president, 40,000 first day, 70,000 within 6 months.
Normandy Invasion (d-day)
1944, puts large army in northern europe, push through land 50,000 tanks and air superiority.
Enemy forces, Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Benito Mussolini, and Japan under Emperor Hirohito.
Leader of Germany during WWII killed himself before we got to him.
rebuild western europe to counter soviet expansion, pour ion money to make allies
1948-1949, Soviets shut off roads to west berlin, USA airlifts in supplies for a year, soviets dont stop it from happeneing.
1950-1953, soviet north korea invades USA south korea, USA afraid of dominoe effect
President for Berlin air lift and korean war.
lives until 1953, never a leader like him again (last to be able to consolidate all power)
president during cuban missile crisis
queymoy and matsu
1954, 1959, close calls with nukes, chinese shell islands and taiwan resupplies.
Hungarian uprising 1956
attempt to overthrow communist government put down by soviets.
Cuban missile crisis
1962, almost nuclear war
Spring 1968, Chezk gov't grants small freedoms people want more put down by soviets.
French colony wants independance, French gov't wants to talk military leaders overthrow, and tourture and kill Algerians.
1970 when both sides of cold war are talking
heats up cold war doesnt want to talk to soviets, in 1987 he finally talks to Gorbachev and dismantles some weapons.
soviet primier, in the 80's buys time by talking with USA to try and reform the government
make the economy more efficient, by opening up
part of perestroika
falls in 1989 revolutions peaceful and open no killing
Soviet Union collapses
1991, Nationalism takes hold, soviet union breaks into a bunch of smaller countries.
one man we give credit to for indian revolution, non-violent.
ideal of dissention of people from british ideals to stop cooperating with british and thus gain independance.
one of the leading members of the india congress set up by british