Key Events in World War II 1938-1945

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What major event prompted the United States to enter World War II?

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan in 1941.

Which battles marked turning points in World War II by halting Axis momentum?

The Battles of Stalingrad, Midway, and El Alamein.

What operation in 1944 began the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation?

Operation Overlord, with the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Which country's forces reached Berlin in April 1945, liberating territories from German control?

Soviet forces advancing into Eastern Europe.

What major event led to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II in the Pacific?

The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 by the United States.

Which major powers were part of the Axis powers that achieved significant territorial gains in various regions?

Germany, Italy, and Japan.

What event in September 1938 allowed Nazi Germany to annex the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia?

Munich Agreement

Which event in March 1938 saw Nazi Germany violate the Treaty of Versailles by annexing Austria?

Anschluss

When did Nazi Germany invade Poland, sparking the beginning of World War II?

September 1, 1939

What period of limited military activity on the Western Front followed the declaration of war in 1939?

Phoney War (1939-1940)

Which countries did Germany invade in April 1940 as part of Operation Weserübung to secure strategic positions and resources?

Denmark and Norway

What major event in May 1940 saw German forces swiftly invading Western Europe, defeating several countries?

Blitzkrieg in Western Europe

Test your knowledge of key events in World War II from 1938 to August 1945, including the Munich Agreement, Anschluss, and the Invasion of Poland. Learn about significant historical moments that shaped the course of the war.

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