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1940s

April - May, 1940 Nazi Germany invades and occupies Denmark, the Low Countries, and France

October, 1940 - December, 1941 Nazi campaigns in the Balkans and Russia

December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack brings the United States into War against Japan, Germany, and Fascist Europe

Jan 1, 1942 United Nations declaration signed

June, 1944 Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France

December 16, 1944 Battle of the Bulge; large Allied victory

March 5, 1945 Prime Minister of the UK Winston Churchill assassinated by Irish nationalist William O'Reilly

March 11, 1945 Anthony Eden installed as new British leader

April 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide

May 7, 1945 Germany surrenders

June 1, 1945 Prime Minister Eden launches Operation Unthinkable, invading Soviet-occupied Europe. Truman's American forces follow in the campaign

June 25, 1945 Japan and the USSR form a security pact to fight against Allied aggression. Soviets mobilize Navy in the Pacific

July-September, 1945 Allied campaign in Germany and Austria; USSR forced out of the region

August, 1945 US drops nuclear bomb on Nagasaki. A similar bomb was supposed to be dropped on Hiroshima, but shot down by Soviet anti-aircraft units. The destruction angers the Japanese nation into fighting back against the Allies, aided by the USSR's naval and air forces. The Russo-Japanese pact allows Japan to secure control over Pacific territorial waters

October, 1945 Mao's forces announce loyalty to the USSR, and embrace an alliance with Japan. Allies provide support to the Chinese government to fight Mao's insurgency

April, 1946 Allies launch Balkan campaign, occupying Soviet-controlled Hungary, Romania

January-March, 1947 Allies launch campaign in Poland, occupying the country

May-September, 1947 Japan launches South-East Asia campaign, re-establishing control over Indo-China, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, with the aid of Soviet forces

February, 1948 USSR drops nuclear bombs on Manchester and Birmingham, shocking the Allied populations

July-August, 1948 Soviet forces invade and occupy Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria

October 1948 Soviet campaign in Poland

March-May, 1949 USSR invades and occupies the whole of Germany. Much of Scandinavia is also taken over

August, 1949 Japanese forces occupy the Philippines. Soviet navy continues to flex its strength throughout the Pacific

1950s

January, 1950 Mao's People's Liberation Army, in conjunction with the USSR and Japan, takes control over China, despite Allied efforts to contain the insurgency

July, 1950 USSR launches Balkan campaign, securing control over Greece and Yugoslavia

August, 1950 Soviets invade Austria, Switzerland

September, 1950 USSR invades Italy, Sicily

November, 1950 Soviet occupation of the Low Countries

February-April, 1951 USSR invades and occupies allied France. Axis powers, consisting of Russia, Japan, and China, have established a broad control over Eurasia

May, 1951 Soviet European domination is completed with the successful Iberian campaign

May-July, 1951 Soviets launch campaign in the British Mideast, taking control over oil reserves. Israel becomes a Russian territory

August, 1951 Major Allied attempt to launch a ground invasion of Thailand and Indonesia is a dismal failure, securing Japan's status as the principal Pacific power

September 5, 1951 World War II finally ends after a horrific twelve years of fighting. Between 140 and 200 million people were killed, largely civilians. The Treaty of Paris secures Soviet hegemony over continental Europe and Eurasia, Japanese power in the Pacific, and Mao's dominion over China

January, 1952 With a total debt of 15 trillion US (current) dollars, the Allied nations are in an economic crisis. Several political leaders are considering default. Meanwhile, however, banks and financial institutions wish to continue receiving debt payments. A default would destroy creditors

1952-1953 An enormous national debt, combined with vast interest payments on war bonds, cause the economies of the US and UK to collapse. GDP falls about 6% a year in the US, and 9% per year in the UK. Meanwhile, however, the financiers of war and creditors of government debt continue to make billions off interest. To pay off debt, Allied nations must introduce heavy austerity measures, including tax increases and shutting down public services

November, 1953 - January, 1954 After a dismal failure in the Second World War, Allied nations are determined to renew their power and hegemony, and expand their sphere of influence into Asia. In a November speech, President Truman declares a "War on Tyranny", vying to "destroy" the brutal Army of Mao. The nuclear bombings on England are cited as an example of the brutal nature of the Axis. By 1954, British and American forces will be prepared to expand into China

January, 1954 Led by Truman and Eden, allied forces invade Maoist China from India. Tibet and the Yangtze River Valley are targeted in campaigns

March, 1954 Russia and Japan mobilize forces to defend China

April-May, 1954 Allied campaign in Central Asia is successful; oil and mineral reserves are occupied

July, 1954 US and UK take control of Xinjiang, a region offering a wealth of industrial resources, as well as a geographically strategic position

August, 1954 The Summer Spring erupts across the UK. Protests against War, fueled by the economic collapse as a result of the enormous debt accumulated during World War II, evolve into riots across major cities. A Neo-Communist movement unifies the protestors, led by local politician John Freemore

January-June, 1954 Allied campaign in central China is successful

September, 1954-January, 1955 American and British attempt to occupy southern China and Guangdong province is a huge failure

October, 1954 - June, 1955 Neo-Comminists, inspired by Freemore, launch a terror campaign in London that kills over 2,000, largely in bombings. These attacks occur alongside continuing riots across the country, that are eventually subdued by June of 1955.

January-March, 1955 Communist protests erupt into riots in the United States. Starting in California, the disruption spreads to the rest of the nation. Protestors demand that austerity measures be halted, and government debt be defaulted upon. Many view the financial elite as orchestrating warfare for its own benefit. Many of the rioters are straight-up communists.

March - May, 1955 Soviet forces establish control over Central Asia once again

July, 1955 Axis campaign in Xinjiang and Tibet is a success

September-December, 1955 Axis re-secures Central China

April-June, 1956 Axis invades Northern India. USSR and China launch the campaign from Tibet and South China, while Japan sends forces from Burma. The Indus River Valley is occupied, while British and American forces defend the Raj

August-September, 1956 Axis takes control over Pakistan and the Indus River Valley

January-March, 1956 Axis campaign in Central India is successful

June-August, 1956 Axis occupies all of India. USSR occupies Pakistan, China the interior, and Japan the region surrounding the Bay of Bengal

September 15, 1956 After nearly three years of fighting, Allied powers secede control of India in the Treaty of Calcutta, ending the First Asian Wars. Costing nearly 2 trillion current USD, the lives of 190,000 Allied troops, and resulting in the deaths of some ten million civilians, the conflict goes down in History as one of the bloodiest

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