The World Between the Wars

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  • Mussolini organizes Fascist Party in Italy

    Mussolini organizes Fascist Party in Italy
    Benito Mussolini, a former Socialist decided to break away and create the fascist party. This fascist party was a nationalist party.
    Known as Fascists but the real name is "Fasci di Combattimento" Worthy fact: In october of 1922, Emanuel III called for a new form of government which turned out to be fascist.
  • Hyperinflation in Germany

    The crisis began when Germany missed a reparations payment. This situation went out of control and the German people were unhappy and in financial difficulty, so uprisings occurred throughout the country. No goods were manufactured, so there was more money, chasing fewer goods with a weak economy ruined by the war, all resulted in hyperinflation.
  • Mussolini named Prime Minister of Italy

    Mussolini was, at first, democratic and constitutional in his rule. In 1925, however Italy became a totalitarian state having one party, with Mussolini at the head. He weny from a Journalist to a Prime Minister in 5 years.
  • Joseph Stalin becomes leader of Soviet Union

    Joseph Stalin becomes leader of Soviet Union
    Stalin created the Great Purge, his secret police, killed four million Russians, and torture to control the population and to enforce their ideologies causing Stalin to become leader of Soviet Union. Primary Source
  • Hitler Writes Mein Kampf

    Hitler Writes Mein Kampf
    Hitler wrote Mein Kampf and it was first published in July of 1925. The book outlines the struggles of Hitler's childhood as well standings on issues surrounding both World Wars. Mein Kampf does not believe in racial equality. Want More?
  • Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany
    Adolf Hitler of Germany was appointed chancellor in 1933. His Nazi party received 40% of votes. The former president, Paul von Hindenburg was hesitant to pass the title.
  • Japan Leaves League of Nations

    Japan Leaves League of Nations
    Japan leaves the league of nations due to a report that Japan was to blame for Manchurian events. Japan went on to say they woulr oppose any attempt of international control.
  • Hitler becomes Prime Minister of Germany

    Hitler becomes Prime Minister of Germany
    After the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany under the title of Fuhrer, or “Leader.”
  • The Spanish Civil War

    Military revolt against the Republican government of Spain. The war was supported by the Nationalists. To Learn More
  • Munich Conference

    Great leaders of Britain, France, and Italy agreed to allow Germany to annex certain areas of Czechoslovakia. The term "Munich" became a symbol of appeasement that only hurts in the long run. To Learn More
  • Kristallnacht

    Krystallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass" was a response to the assassination of Ernst Vom Rath, a German diplomat to Paris. Krystallnacht entailed Jewish shops and businesses as well as 267 synogoues being destroyed leaving shattered glass shards.
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  • Germany takes the rest of Czechoslovakia

    Germany takes the rest of Czechoslovakia
    March 15th, 1939, Hitler takes over the rest of Czechoslovakia. The day prior Slovakia claimed its independence and opened way for Germany to take over the remaining portion of Czechoslovakia. Through this the Germans gained 60% of czech coal, and 70% of iron and steel.
  • Hitler and Stalin sign non-aggression pact

    Hitler and Stalin sign non-aggression pact
    The two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next ten years. With Europe on another major war, Joseph Stalin viewed the pact as a way to keep his nation on peaceful terms with Germany, while giving him time to build up the Soviet military. Adolf Hitler used the pact to make sure Germany was able to invade Poland unopposed.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. Once the German forces made their way through, devastating a swath of territory, infantry moved in, picking off any remaining resistance.
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    Neutrality Acts

    The Neutrality acts were passed by the US congress in the mid 1930's. They were designed to keep the US out of future European wars. A few acts were, no sale of weapons to a warring nation, no americans on a warring nation's ship, and vessels had to have special rights to bare arms. Specifics
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    Spanish Civil War

    The war was an outcome of a polarization of Spanish life and politics that had developed over previous decades. On one side, the Nationalist, were most Roman Catholics, important elements of the military, most landowners, and many businessmen. On the other side, the Republican, were urban workers, most agricultural labourers, and many of the educated middle class