World War II

By bhardy1
  • End of World War I

    End of World War I
    End of World War I
  • Hitler joins the Nazi party

    Hitler joins the Nazi party
    Hitler joins the Nazi party
  • Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy

    Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy
    Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy
  • Establishment of the USSR

    Establishment of the USSR
    Establishment of the USSR
  • Mussolini takes over in Italy

    Mussolini takes over in Italy
    Mussolini takes over in Italy
  • Death of Vladimir Lenin; control of USSR to Joseph Stalin; deaths of 8-13 million Russians

    Death of Vladimir Lenin; control of USSR to Joseph Stalin; deaths of 8-13 million Russians
  • US and 61 other countries sign Kellog-Briand Pact

    US and 61 other countries sign Kellog-Briand Pact
    Pact of Paris, formal name: General Treaty for the Renunciation of War
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
  • Roosevelt takes office

    Roosevelt takes office
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, establishing the Third Reich

    On the night of January 30, 1933, the Nazis organized a massive torchlight parade in Berlin to celebrate the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany
  • US begins passing Neutrality Acts

    US begins passing Neutrality Acts
  • Hitler begins military buildup

    Hitler begins military buildup
  • Italian troops conquer Ethiopia

    Italian troops captured the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abeba in the spring of 1936, and, on May 9, 1936, Victor Emmanuel III was proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia. This war was extremely popular in Italy, but it pointed out the weakness of the League of Nations, whose economic sanctions only irritated the Italians.
  • Civil War begins in Spain under Francisco Franco

    The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. It began after a military rebellion by a group of conservative generals led by Francisco Franco against the established Government of the Second Spanish Republic
  • German troops invade Rhineland

    Under the Treaty of Versailles the land along the Rhine was to be demilitarized. January of 1936 Hitler decided to re occupy the Rhineland.
  • Japan invades China

    a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.
  • Hitler announces secret plans for lebensraum

    The people of Germany and many of the Reich's top leaders had no idea of the depth of their Führer's cynicism, but they would all find out sooner or later. For Germany's top Army leaders that revelation came on November 5th, 1937, when Hitler called a secret conference and bluntly outlined his plans to acquire Lebensraum at the expense of other nations.
  • Hitler takes Austria

    Hitler began his conquests by occupying Austria in March 1938 and annexing it to Germany.
  • Munich Agreement; Sudetenland to Germany

    an agreement permitting Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
  • Franco is successful in Spain

    Franco emerged as the leader of the Nationalists against the Popular Front government. After winning the civil war with military aid from Italy and Nazi Germany
  • Totalitarian government established in USSR

    individuals had no right of free speech, free publications and free associations. The individuals had no right to form political parties. There was only one governmental party which imposed its dictatorial rule on the people. This one-party regime was concerned with the 'total' activities of its people - their work, their leisure, their religion, even their private lives. The basic concept of the totalitarian state was best expressed in Mussolini's well-known phrase, "all within the state, nothi
  • Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler

    On March 16, 1939, the German Wehrmacht moved into the remainder of Czechoslovakia
  • Non-Aggression Pact; Germany and Russia; divide Poland

    On August 20, 1939 Hitler offered a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union..
  • German invasion of Poland; blitzkrieg

    On 1st September 1939, German forces invaded Poland. Blitzkrieg was now put into practice.
  • Russian Army into Finland

    Finland was another such nation in the Soviet scope. However, the Finns were not all too ready to bow down to the Communist herd and stood strong in the face of threats from the Soviets. Eventually, the threats were called off and two days later, the Soviet Army invaded Finland. World support from the US, UK, France and Sweden all proposed assistance but little of this actually materialized to help the Finns out.
  • Plans for an invasion of Great Britain; beginning of the Battle of Britain

  • Defeat of te Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemborg by Germany

  • German invasion of Denmark and Norway

    On 9 Apr 1940, German armor and men poured across the Danish border. The small Danish military had no chance defending the relatively flat country that was ideal for German operations, but they engaged the invaders nevertheless, suffering a few dozen dead. A few hours later, however, the government in Copenhagen realized a successful defense was impossible, and a prolonged campaign would only spell bombing of Danish cities, thus surrendered immediately.
  • British and French defeat at Dunkirk

    The Battle of Dunkirk was a battle in the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. A part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe
  • Italy enters the war on the side of Germany and invades France

    The Italian invasion of France in June 1940 was a small scale invasion that started near the end of the Battle of France during World War II.
  • France surrenders to Germany

    The French government continues its flight southward to Bordeaux where it disintegrates. A new government is formed with World War I hero Marshall Petain at its head. On June 17 the aging warrior announces in a broadcast to the French people that “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today that we must stop fighting.” This is the final straw that breaks the back of the French resistance to the German invasion. The French government calls on the Germans for an armistice that will end the fig