World War II

  • Japanese Invasion Of Manchuria

    Japanese Invasion Of Manchuria
    This was an attack toward China by the Japanese. The Japanese attacked them to control their whole province and encompass East Asia. It has been proven that this is one of the reasons for the start of World War II.
  • Chancellor Of Germany

    Chancellor Of Germany
    In 1933, Hitler became the Chancellor Of Germany. He argued and fought with the conservative leader Alfred Hugenburg to get this position. He spent a lot of his political career trying to destroy the Rupublic and now he was the leader of it.
  • Reichstage Burning

    Reichstage Burning
    This was an important building in Germany that was burned down. Hitler wanted to control, and he figured the way he could do that was if something happened that created fear among Germany. So he had his Nazi party burn down the building and when the people where freaking out, Hitler was there and made everyone feel safe by accusing an opposing side. That was the begining of his control. (Though, this is a debatable subject)
  • Concentration Camps

    Concentration Camps
    The first concentration camp was opened outside of Berlin. These were made shortly after Hitler became Chancellor. They were where people were detained and confined in extremely harsh conditions. There were places that had no regard to legal democracy. Concentration camps were held for political prisoners and opponents of the regime. These were different than Extermination Camps which were held to destroy Jews.
  • Non-Aggression with Poland

    Non-Aggression with Poland
    This is when Germany signed a non-aggression pact with Poland. This was supposed to make it so that way if both countires have a problem with eachother, they talk about it and negotiate with no violence.
  • Nuremberg Race Laws

    Nuremberg Race Laws
    This was laws passed by the Nazi Party. It is how they classified germans and jews. If you had all four grandparents who were german, then you were german. But if you had 1 or 2 grandparents who were jewish, then you were called a Mischling. Those were what they called, "mixed blood". These laws prevented germans and jews to NOT married, or becoming citizens.
  • Munich Confrence

    Munich Confrence
    This was a conference held in Munich thta included: Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Russia, and talking about Germany's aggresion in Czechoslovakia. They came to the agreement that Germany would get rid of the boundries of the Versailles Treaty without taking military action. It was also agreed that unless Germany wanted a full scale war in Poland, they had to protect Poland's sovereignty.
  • The Anschluss

    The Anschluss
    The Anschluss is when Hitler, against the Versailles Treaty, basically took over Austria. Everyone was afraid of Hitler, so no one inforced him breaking the rules. Most of the Austrians wanted to join the German Republic. On March 13th the leader of the Austrian Nazi Party, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, invited the German army to occupy Austria. He also declared union with Germany.
  • The Non-Aggression Pact

    The Non-Aggression Pact
    A non-aggression pact is when two or more states or countries agree not to physically fight, but discuss their problems. Hitler was planning a war with Poland, not knowing how good his offensive was because of the first World War. He made a treaty called the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact because he wanted to take Poland without causing another war.
  • The Start of WWII

    The Start of WWII
    When Nazi Germany invaded Poland, that is was the begining of the war, along with the British empire declaring war on Germany. There were already plenty of countries that were at war, and after a while, countires that were not initially involved, became involved. Then it just continued with Germany invading the Soviet Union and the attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. United States declared war on the Japanese along with mulitpule other counties.
  • The Battle Of Britain

    The Battle Of Britain
    This went on during summer and fall of 1940 and included Germany and Britain. This battle was over air forces. Germany attacked Britain's aircraft factories. Germany lost and it is believed that if Hitler had gained superiority in the air and destroyed Britain's air forces, then Germany might have launched an airborne invasion of Britain.