Major Events of WWII

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  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    In 1931, the Japanese Kwangtung Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event commonly known as the Manchurian Incident.
  • Italy attacks Ethiopia

    Italy attacks Ethiopia
    On October 3, 1935, Italy attacked Ethiopia without a declaration of war. When a border incident in the city of Wal Wal gave Italy its much needed excuse to attack Ethiopia.
  • Germany occupies Rhineland

    Germany occupies Rhineland
    German troops marched into the Rhineland demilitarized zone bordering France. Hitler's excuse was the ratification one month earlier of a mutual assistance pact between France and Russia that he chose to regard as directed against Germany.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    The Japanese army was training near Lugouqiao, a bridge across the Yongding River about ten miles west of Beijing, China, when a soldier went missing. The Japanese accused the Chinese army across the river, of abducting the soldier. The soldier soon turned up, but the Japanese commander had already ordered an attack.
  • Germany seizes Austria

    Germany seizes Austria
    German troops invaded Austria. Hitler was received with great enthusiasm by the Austrian people, and he immediately announced that Austria had become part of the German Reich. The laws of Germany, including its anti-Semitic acts, were swiftly applied in Austria
  • Germany seizes Czechoslovakia

    Germany seizes Czechoslovakia
    It was a protective military barrier but most of the population was German-speaking. Hitler met with Neville CHamberlain, the prime minister of Great Britian, who told him that Great Britain would not stop the Germans from seizing this land
  • Itlay conquers Albania

    Itlay conquers Albania
    Itlay gained control over Albania
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. World War II had begun
  • WWII Begins

    WWII Begins
    WWII starts