Find out what all happened April to December 1945

World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland. (27. April 1945)

The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies. (31. August 1945)

World War II: The Flensburg Government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany. (23. May 1945)

World War II: The Battle of Poljana, the final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia. (15. May 1945)

World War II: Denmark is granted liberation, when Germany was forced to step out of Denmark thus ending 5 years of occupation. (4. May 1945)

World War II: Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy. (2. May 1945)

World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason. (15. October 1945)

The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces. (29. April 1945)

The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops. (29. April 1945)

World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building. (30. April 1945)

The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies. (25. October 1945)

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations. (27. December 1945)

World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany. (4. April 1945)

World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day. (29. April 1945)

World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. (11. April 1945)

Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War. (5. September 1945)

Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops. (16. August 1945)

World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender. (8. May 1945)

The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement. (10. October 1945)

Dissolution and surrender of Nazi Germany and all its forces. (8. May 1945)

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