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On January 8, 1940, Finland puts the Soviet Union to shame when a Finnish force destroys the Russian 44th Assault Division, which ends the Battle of Suomussalami in the Winter War beginning the previous year in November over a border dispute. Stalin has more than 82,000 of Poland’s former policeman and soldiers imprisoned in camps between the months of February and March; in a clever attempt of Stalin to locate their families, prisoners are allowed to write letters to loved ones back home. The Katyn Massacre is signed by Stalin on March 5th ordering the execution of all captive members of the Polish Officer Corps, later to include the round-up of all family members of those captured as well. The Winter War comes to an end the 12th of March with the signing of a peace treaty in Moscow between the Soviet Union and Finland. On April 17th Polish gypsies are sterilized and sent to concentration camps and forced to work in Germany’s arms industry. German-occupied Oslo, Norway is bombed by Britain on April 22nd. On the 25th, Germany issues its final warning to Britain to stop its aerial warfare; and the United States has moved its naval base of Pacific Ocean fleet from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on May 1st, closely directed at Japan, a move to which Japan’s Admiral describes as: “tantamount to a dagger pointed at our throat.” Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister on May 10th and Britain invades Iceland, while Hitler sends an army of troops into Belgium and Holland. Within five days, British bombers fly night raids against German cities.

 

On June 5th Hitler sends his army into France, by the 10th he drives British forces out of Norway and Italy declares war on Britain and France. Prime Minister Paul Reynaud refuses to sign a peace treaty with Hitler and resigns, a treaty is signed between Germany and France with France’s new Minister, General Philippe Petain on June 22nd, followed by a peace treaty between France and Italy two days later. On July 3rd a French fleet anchored in the Algerian ports of Oran and Mers-el-Kebir refuses an invite to join the British navy, so Britain sinks it; resulting the next day in France breaking diplomatic ties with Britain. On July 25th, US President Roosevelt mandates a partial trade embargo against Japan of aviation fuel, lubricates and high-grade scrap metal. After outlining a peace agreement with Britain just three weeks prior, Hitler begins to send a flotilla of airplanes against Britain, targeting fighter-plane air bases and radar stations on the 8th of August. The threat to demolish British cities by Hitler if Britain does not stop its bombing runs on Germany is followed up with dropped plans for a cross-channel invasion of Britain on the 16th of September when Hitler fails to destroy Britain’s air power. Hostility grows in the US against Japan after its parliament declares a holy war against China; and on September 26th the United States imposes a total embargo on all scrap metal shipments to Japan. Primarily aimed against the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan signs an agreement: The Tripartite Pact on September 27th, which propels Japan’s declaration of war against the United States of America. A little more than two-weeks later on October 16th, US President Roosevelt opens registration for the draft of American men called to war. Mussolini invades Greece without warning on the 28th of October, forcing Britain to send a naval force against the Italians. On November 10th, the US New York Times reports that ten-thousand Jews have been deported from Germany into France, in preparation of sending them to Madagascar. Five hundred German aircrafts raid the city of Coventry in England for ten hours on the 14th of November, followed by a two-day bombing of the German city of Hamburg by more than 200 British aircrafts on November 16th. A British offense is initiated against Italy in North Africa on December 9th and its forces enters the Italian colony of Libya four days later. When the French request help from the United States on December 21st with Jewish emigration, the administration of President Roosevelt refuses to help. After the German air force bombs the city of London, the British government lifts censorship for US reporters on the 30th of December in hopes of encouraging a United States entry into the war. Meanwhile, on the 31st it is reported that spending is lifting the US out of the depression and millions are headed to work in what is called the defense industry.

 

Between the 22nd and 23rd of January 1941, Romanian Jews are hunted like prey by a pack of armed wild dogs during an anti-Jewish violence raid in Romania, leaving 120 dead in the streets. On January 27th, Joseph Grew, US Ambassador to Japan, notifies the US State Department of the discovery of Japan’s plans to attack Pearl Harbor in the event of a Japanese/American war. In British victories over Italy, the Brits take Somalia and invade Ethiopia on the 26th of February. Britain severs relationship with Bulgaria between the 1st and 5th of March after Bulgaria joins the German-Italian-Hungarian-Romanian alliance, being promised most of Thrace and Macedonia, and the eastern part of Serbia; Bulgarians set out a welcome mat for German troops and the move is denounced by The Soviet Union. When Hitler invites Yugoslavia’s Prince Paul to bid his share in the “New World Order” on March 4th, the presumption of a German invasion of The Soviet Union prompts Prince Paul to inform the King of Greece, who is brother-in-law who then informs the British; three days later, five-thousand British soldiers land in Greece. The Lend Lease Act was signed into law by US President Roosevelt on the 11th of March, enabling the United States of America to send war materials and ships to those European nations who are at war. With the slogan “Rather death than slavery,” a coup in Belgrade establishes a powerful regime hostile to Germany and Italy on the 26th of March, a day after Yugoslavia’s government joins the German-Italian-Hungarian-Romanian alliance. After Gillani, the former prime minister of Iraq, promises Iraqi oil to the Germans, the royal palace in Baghdad is surrounded by Iraqi soldiers forcing royalty to flee and escape on April 1st; the area is still occupied by a couple hundred of British troops. Two days later, Gillani takes power in Baghdad with the help of four army generals; Jews are beaten in the cities of Amara, Basrah, Fallujah, Irbil, Kirkuk and Mosul and murdered in Baghdad. On the 4th of April, US President Roosevelt extends the United States defense zone eastward to Iceland and westward to the coast of Africa; and allows Britain’s Navy to repair and refuel its ships in the United States. The Soviet Union signs a treaty of friendship on April 5th with the new anti-fascist regime in Yugoslavia, despite having a pact with Hitler. A day later, Hitler sends troops into Greece and Yugoslavia; Albanian and Italian forces join the invasion of Yugoslavia; Bulgaria joins the invasion of Greece and German planes bomb Belgrade. British occupation of Egypt warns on the 14th of April if Cairo is bombed, the British air force will attack Rome. May 10th the House of Commons in London is destroyed by German planes and a German air strike begins against the British in Iraq. Three-Thousand six hundred Jews are arrested in Paris, France on the 14th of May; while hundreds of Orthodox Serbs in Croatia are slaughtered for not producing certificates of conversion to Catholicism after being obligated to attend a thanksgiving service to show gratitude for the fascist state of Croatia. The British war in East Africa comes to an end with the surrender of Italy on May 20th.

 

June 1-2, a handful of Moslems open their homes to feed and protect Jews when violence erupts against them in Iraq after British forces enters Baghdad and reinstates King Faisal’s regent. The Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star, and Germany bombs the port at Alexandria, Egypt, causing Egypt’s cabinet to resign on June 4th. Syria is offered independence from the Brits after the British and the Free French attack French forces in Syria on the 8th of June. The beginning of what is to become known as “The United Nations” is forged June 12th when a declaration of unity and sense of purpose is signed in London by Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa and the exiled governments of Belgium, Poland, Yugoslavia, Greece, Norway, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czechoslovakia and Charles de Gaulle for a Free France. The Soviet Union begins to deport people to Siberia on the 14th of June: 18,000 from Lithuania, 10,000 from Estonia and 15,000 from Latvia. June 22nd, upon seeing a Soviet Union invasion as an expansion of Germanic superiority over the weak and inferior Slavs, Hitler launches a massive military operation against the Soviet Union and occupies Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Two days later, the entire Jewish male population in Gorzhdy, Lithuania is annihilated; and US President Roosevelt in The Great Patriot War pledges support to the Soviet Union. July 14th, six-thousand more Lithuanian Jews are annihilated. The Majdanek concentration camp opens in Poland on the 21st of July. Japanese assets are frozen in the United States on July 25th. Thousands of Romanian Jews are captured and/or murdered between the 5th & 7th of August. The “Atlantic Charter” is created by British Prime Minister Churchill and US President Roosevelt in Newfoundland on August 14th expressing “the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live.” On September 1st, widespread protest led by a Catholic Bishop has brought an end to Germany’s governmental euthanasian program of the killing of mentally handicapped adults and children. Poison gas tests are conducted at a facility in Poland on September 3rd by Germany which led to the poisoning deaths of six hundred Soviet prisoners of war. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito on September 6th approves efforts to negotiate peace with the United States and prepare for an attack if efforts fail. September 11th, as a result of submarine attacks on US ships, President Roosevelt orders any German ship found in American waters to be sunk on sight. All Jews in the Ukraine capital city of Kiev and its vicinity are ordered by Germany to report to a specific location the next morning and to bring documents, warm clothes, underwear, money and valuables; tens of thousands of Jews arrive on September 29th expecting to be deported, but instead are herded into a Jewish cemetery through a corridor of enraged German soldiers and machined gunned to death and buried in Babi Yar, a ravine. US Congressional approval is sought by President Roosevelt on the 9th of October to arm US merchant ships. October 16th, German Jews are deported to Jewish ghettos in Riga, Minsk and Lodz. Roughly 34,000 of the 180,000 Jewish population in Odessa, Ukraine are targeted by Romanian troops between the 22nd & 23rd of October and are shot or burned alive to death in a public square or by being locked in warehouses that was set on fire. November 28th, warships of a Japanese fleet leaving from Hiroshima Bay head towards the Hawaiian Islands. The Ruling Council of Japan and Emperor Hirohito signs an agreement to wage war against The United States, the Netherlands and Britain on December 1st. As an exhausted and ill prepared for the winter months German troops reach Moscow, they are disintegrated, and thousands taken as prisoners by The Soviet Union on the 6th of December. Meanwhile, two Hawaiian officers disagree with Admiral Kimmel to send the entire fleet out to sea in silence after dark; the next day on December 7th, US military installations at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu are attacked by Japan and most US aircrafts on the ground are destroyed after the Japanese bomb the US military at Clark Field in the Philippians. December 11th, Germany and Italy join ally Japan and declare war against the United States of America, followed two days later by Bulgaria and Hungary.

 

To be Continued…

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