world war 2 timeline

By rhianna
  • End of WW1

    End of WW1
    the fighting ended with the signing of an armistice which went into effect at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918.
  • Hitler Joins the Nazi Party

    Hitler Joins the Nazi Party
    At the age of 30 Hitler joined the German worker's Party. Hitler changed the name to National Socialist German Workers' Party, wich for short is Nazi.
  • Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy

    Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy
    Mussolini was not happy with the coalition government so he stared to build up his own government
  • Mussolini takes over in Italy

    Mussolini takes over in Italy
    a key creator of the fascism party
  • Establishment of USSR

    Establishment of USSR
    consisted of 15 soviet socialist republics
  • 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
    Lenin was sick for a long time adnd had more than one stroke, he died of neurosyphilis
  • US and 61 other countries sign Kellogg- Briand Pact

    US and 61 other countries sign Kellogg- Briand Pact
    a international treaty "providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy." it was not successful.
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    lasted unitl the end of WW2. took place after the Mukden Incident
  • Roosevelt takes office

    Roosevelt takes office
    23rd president. led the U.S. during a difficult period and world war.
  • US begins passing Neutrality Acts

    US begins passing Neutrality Acts
    was to keep the US out of war.
  • Hitler begins military buildup

    Hitler begins military buildup
    he created an army and airforce for men and boys. he started to build submarines. sooon had 600,000 men and boys ready to fight.
  • German troops invade Rhineland

    German troops invade Rhineland
    order by Adolf Hitler.
  • Italian troops conquer Ethiopia

    Italian troops conquer Ethiopia
    pointed out the weakness of the League of Nations
  • Civil War begins in Spain

    Civil War begins in Spain
    led by Francisco Franco
  • Hitler announces secret plans for Lebensraum

    Hitler announces secret plans for Lebensraum
    The main reason for the Nazi expansion
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    faced few military resistance from the Chinese.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany,

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany,
    established the Third Reich
  • Hitler takes Austria

    Hitler takes Austria
    Hitler annexed Austria to Germany.
  • Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler

    Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler
    became Hitler's next ambition.
  • Munich Agreement

    Munich Agreement
    Subetenland to Germany
  • Franco is successful in Spain

    Franco is successful in Spain
    ruled Spain as "Caudillo by the grace of God,"
  • Totalitarian government established in USSR

    Totalitarian government established in USSR
    a modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens.
  • Non-Agression pact

    Non-Agression pact
    Germany and Russia; divide Poland
  • German invasion of Poland; blitzkrieg

    German invasion of Poland; blitzkrieg
    designed to create psychological shock and resultant disorganization in enemy forces
  • Russian army into Finland

    Russian army into Finland
    Finns surrender in three months
  • Defeat of the Netherlands, Belgium adn Luxemourg by Germany

    Defeat of the Netherlands, Belgium adn Luxemourg by Germany
    The Netherlands surrendered in four days. it dividing the French and British forces into two.
  • Plans for an invasion of Great Britain

    Plans for an invasion of Great Britain
    marked the beginning of the Battle of Britain
  • British and French defeat at Dunkirk

    British and French defeat at Dunkirk
    Denmark resisted the Nazi invasion for 1 day, then surrendered.
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France surrenders to Germany
    The Armistice is signed consisted of two thirds of France is to be occupied by the Germans
  • Italy enters the war on the side of Germany

    Italy enters the war on the side of Germany
    Italy invades France
  • German invasion of denmark and Norway

    German invasion of denmark and Norway
    decided my Hitler and had no significant effect on the outcome of the war