WWII By randalfrantz Nov 11, 1918 End of WWI Because of the Treaty of Versaille, the war ended. Jan 24, 1919 Hitler joins Nazi Party Believes in "the perfect race" Jan 24, 1919 Hitler announces secret plans for lebensraum He wanted to expand Germany. Jan 24, 1921 Fascist Party established under Mussolini in Italy Believe in strong leadership. Oct 24, 1922 Mussolini takes over in Italy Fascist take over Italy Jan 24, 1924 Establishment of the USSR Soviet Union Jan 24, 1924 Death of Vladimir Lenin; control of USSR to Joseph Stalin; deaths of 8-13 million Russians Communist Jan 24, 1928 US and 61 other countries sign Kellogg-Briand Pact Solution without war Jan 24, 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria Invaded by by the Kwantung Army. Feb 24, 1932 Roosevelt takes office Roosevelt is a great president and helps get America out of the Great Depression. Jan 24, 1933 Hitler becomes Chencellor os Germany' establishing the Third Reich Encouraged "racially pure" women to bear as many "Aryan" children as possibleencouraged "racially pure" women to bear as many "Aryan" children as possible. Jan 24, 1935 US begins passing Neutrality Acts Ensure that the US would not become entangled again in foreign conflicts. Jan 24, 1935 Hitler begins military buildup Although he wasn't supposed to, Hitler began building up his military, and no one did anything about it. Jan 24, 1936 German troops invade Rhineland Hitler used a military tactic know as "lightning" which was to strike fast. May 24, 1936 Italian troops conquer Ethiopia Axis powers want to expand their territory. Jul 24, 1936 Civil War begins in Spain under Francisco Franco It began after a military rebellion. Jul 24, 1937 Japan invades China Japan went for the closest land to them, which was China. Mar 12, 1938 Hitler takes Austria Hitler has to "rescue" the German speakers in other countries. Mar 15, 1938 Czechoslovakia falls to Hitler Hitler believed that German speakers belonged in Germany so he was only saving them. Sep 24, 1938 Munich Agreement; Sudetenland to Germany Hitler is trying to make Germany bigger. Jan 24, 1939 Franco is successful in Spain He took over after the Spanish Civil War. Jan 24, 1939 Totalitarian goverment established in USSR Under the rule of one person. Aug 23, 1939 Non-aggrssion pact; Germany and Russia; divide Poland Trying to come to an agreement to avoid war. Sep 1, 1939 German invasion of Poland; blitzbrieg Meaning lightning war. Nov 24, 1939 Russian army into Finland (Finns surrender in three months) Russia wants to expand also. Jan 24, 1940 Defeat of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg by Germany Germans are getting away with everything they do. Jan 24, 1940 Plans for an invasion of Great Britain; beginning of the Battle of Britain German's fight Britain in air combat. May 24, 1940 British and French defeat at Dunkirk Rescued British soldiers. Jun 22, 1940 France surrenders to Germany The French couldn't withstand the Germans. Jun 24, 1940 Italy enters the war on the side of Germany and invades France Italy becomes part of the Axis Powers. Apr 9, 1942 German invasion of Denmark and Norway Hitler again uses the excuse of rescuing German speakers in other countries.