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 +**Jan 30, 1933** Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany; he calls for a default on debts, a massive rearmament, and for Jews to be dealt with as the perpetrators of Germany'​s defeat.
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 +Initial PoD: **Feb 15th, 1933** FDR is shot and killed in Miami by Giuseppe Zangaria.
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 +**Nov 1936** In a difficult election, Freedom Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana defeats the incumbent President, John Nance Garner and Eagle Charles Dawes. ​ Unwilling to expand federal power, President Garner has left the United States in desperate straits. ​ Extremists, such as Massachusetts governor William Pelley and Michigan Representative Charles Coughlin, have begun to creep into the political mainstream.
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 +**Mar 1938** Germany Annexes Austria.
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 +**Sep 1938** Germany makes demands on Czechoslovakia;​ demanding the German Speaking Sudetenland Region; in an extraordinary series of meetings with Hitler, British PM Neville Chamberlain agrees to Germany'​s demands, and the Czechs are left without defensive positions.
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 +**Mar 1939** Czechoslovakia is occupied by Germany as the **Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia**. ​ Independent Slovakia will later be annexed by Hungary; small portions are annexed by Poland.
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 +**Aug 1939** Political Crisis over Danzig, a German speaking city in Poland. ​ The UK offers an alliance with Poland, but Hitler believes British support is a bluff.
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 +**Sept 1, 1939** The German Wehrmacht invades Poland. ​ Within three days, the UK and its dominions, as well as France, will be at war.  President Wheeler declares neutrality. ​ Germany will quickly crush Poland.
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 +**May 10, 1940** Germany begins its attack against France. ​ In six weeks, roughly half of the Anglo-French forces will be forced to surrender in the Dunkirk Pocket. ​ This is also the date that Discredited British PM Neville Chamberlain is sacked in favor of Lord Halifax.
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 +**June 8, 1940** UK Defense Minister Winston Churchill dies over Northern France after his plane is shot down by Me-109 fighters. PM Halifax would favor a peace deal to earn a breathing space against the Nazis, but events ultimately leave him without an opportunity to seek a rematch.
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 +**Nov 1940** US President Wheeler defeats Eagle Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan; Wheeler'​s Just Society has built a welfare state for the neediest Americans, revived the US economy through public works, abolished child labor, and expanded the role of government.
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 +**May 14th, 1941** Germany invades the Soviet Union. ​ This attack has complete tactical and strategic surprise. ​ The losses are compounded by Stalin'​s initial refusal to believe that the Soviet Union has been attacked, followed by suicidal efforts to counterattack. ​ The Soviet Union will suffer 60+% losses in the 1941 campaign, as well as losing Leningrad, Belorussia and the Ukraine.
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 +**May 18th, 1942** ​ Japan sends troops to occupy the Dutch East Indies; this move is determined to seize oil required to fuel Japan'​s ongoing war in China. ​ Unable to pay for Imports from the United States, Japan gambles that President Wheeler will tolerate this occupation as a "​police action"​
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 +**May-June 1942** Diplomatic Crisis between Japan and the United States, caused by Japanese occupation of DEI.  The United States declares a large "​exclusion zone" from the Philippines. ​ A slide towards war seems inevitable.
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 +**July 4, 1942** Japan attacks the United States. ​ A six carrier raid against Pearl Harbor sinks the US Carriers Lexington and Saratoga, as well as several battleships.
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 +**May-Oct 1942** Battle of Stalingrad. ​ By a narrow margin, the German Wehrmacht is able to clear the city.  Stalin responds to the loss of his city by ordering another purge of his generals.
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 +**March 14th, 1943** Critical Battle of Timor Sea waged between USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. ​ Japan has landed forces in Darwin in January, leading to an escalating campaign that leads to Kudo Butai squaring off against most of the United States Navy.  US Admiral Raymond Spruance is promoted within a day of the decisive US victory.
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 +**Apr-Jun 1943** Battle of Moscow. ​ Perhaps the worst of several terrible disasters for the Red Army, poorly led Soviet Troops repeatedly launch suicidal attacks, breaking their own ranks. ​ Although German losses are heavy, the Soviets lose three times as many men in the attacks, ultimately being told to stand and die in a hopeless battle. ​ The battle ends with Stalin apparently dead from Suicide.
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 +**1944 to Present** The Taking. ​ Cultural term for the situation post Moscow on the Eastern Front. ​ Unable to offer conventional resistance to German Occupation, the European regions of the Soviet Union are comprehensibly looted. ​ This ranges from simply taking items of wealth to utterly butchering non-combatants. ​ The Red Army doesn'​t end its resistance against Germany, so much as it is entirely unable to do much as Germany achieves its goal of Hitler'​s Astrakhan-Archangel line.  The Taking continues to the current day, as German Troops launch punitive raids, slave raids or simply looting sprees beyond the AA line.
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 +**Aug 1944** D-Day: Three US divisions land near Guangzhou, under the Command of George S. Patton. ​ Increasing US forces will ultimately eject Japan from China and Korea.
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 +**Nov 1944** President Wheeler wins re-election against Eagle Senator Robert Taft of Ohio.  Running for a third term draws sharp attention, but Wheeler is winning the war against Japan, has revitalized the economy, and has greatly reduced poverty.
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 +**Feb 1946** X-Day: The USA Lands on Honshu, near Nagato. ​ Initial fighting is incredibly intense, but Japanese Morale collapses after suffering over 1,000,000 casualties in three weeks.
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 +**Apr 1946** Victory over Japan: ​ After Hirohito'​s ritual suicide, Japan'​s Cabinet concedes that it has utterly failed. ​ US Forces are driving on the Kanto Plain towards Tokyo.
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 +**May 15th, 1946** The Polish Question
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