World War III Timeline
Last updated: Nov 26, 2018
This timeline lists events related to the hypothetical third worldwide military conflict subsequent to World War I & II.
World War I Armistice November 11, 1918 - Germany accepts the armistice (cease-fire), effectively ending World War I. The armistice ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies of World War I and their opponent, Germany at Compiègne, France.
Treaty of VersaillesJune 28, 1919 - The armistice ending World War I put the guilt of the war on Germany, and inflicted massive economic, military, geographic, and emotional damage on Germany that would be exploited by Adolf Hitler to convince the German people to follow him.
Adolf Hitler Takes Power in Germany1933 - Hitler is named chancellor of Germany. He then suspends the constitution and rules as dictator.
Invasion of The Soviet UnionJune 22, 1941 - Under the code name Operation "Barbarossa," Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with aid from Italy, Hungary and Romania, in the largest German military operation of World War II.
Attack on Pearl HarborDecember 7, 1941 - The Japanese surprise attack American forces at Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Wake Island; British forces in Hong Kong, Malaya; French forces in Indochina; and Dutch forces in the Dutch East Indies, or what is now Indonesia. The attack precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II.