1937-1939 Historical Events in Pacific and Europe

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What tactic did Germany use when attacking Poland in 1939?

Blitzkrieg tactics

Which country did the Soviet Union split with Germany in 1939?


Who became the Prime Minister of Britain after Chamberlain resigned?

Winston Churchill

Which event marked the beginning of World War II?

Germany's attack on Poland

What did Japan do in 1940 that signified its alignment with the Axis powers?

Attacked Indochina

What technology was invented by the British and played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain?


What was the initial response of the Soviet Union to the large-scale murder of Jews by Nazi Germany?

The Soviets used a scorched earth policy and suffered huge losses, including the Siege of Leningrad.

What was the main reason for Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941?

Japan was angered by the US decision to stop selling oil to Japan, which imported 90% of its oil.

What was the significance of the Battle of Midway in the Pacific theater of World War II?

It was the first major American victory against the Japanese, sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers.

What was the outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad on the Eastern Front?

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major defeat for the Germans, leading to the surrender of their forces in the city.

What was the purpose of the Allied invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day, in 1944?

To open a second front in Western Europe and liberate France from German occupation.

What was the significance of the Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany in 1945?

It was a controversial act of terror that killed over 35,000 civilians in a matter of days.

Test your knowledge on key events from 1937 to 1939, including Japan's attack on China, the Nanjing Massacre, Hitler's expansion in Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Non-Aggression Pact with Germany.

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