1930's: road to the war timetoast

By micaela
  • The German Federal Election resulted in 107 seats from the Nazi party.

    The German Federal Election resulted in 107 seats from the Nazi party.
    The German federal election occurred on 14 September 1930 during the Weimar Republic. The number of seats increased from the last election in 1928 (491) to 577 seats, however, the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany), who remained the largest party saw their share decrease. The Nazi Party on the other hand increased their seats from 12 to 107.
  • Japan seized the Chinese providence of Manchuria.

    Japan seized the Chinese providence of Manchuria.
    Japan attacked the Chinese providence of Manchuria. the league did little and Japan remained in Manchuria.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of The United States.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of The United States.
    Roosevelt's strong base in the most populous state made him an obvious candidate for the Democratic nomination, which was hotly contested since it seemed that incumbent Herbert Hoover would be vulnerable in the 1932 election.
  • Hinderburg appoints Hitler as chancellor and Von Papen as Vice-Chancellor.

    Hinderburg appoints Hitler as chancellor and Von Papen as Vice-Chancellor.
    Chancellor Franz Von Papen, the leader of a group of right winged politicians, made an alliance with Hitler.
  • Japan withdraws from the League of Nations

    Japan withdraws from the League of Nations
    Japan did not like being criticised by the league and left the organization in 1993
  • Nazis obtained 230 seats in the Reichstag elections

    Nazis obtained 230 seats in the Reichstag elections
    Hitler gained more publicity standing in the presidential elections.
    The Nazis won 230 Reichstag seats and became the largest single party in the Reichstag.
  • Hitler gaines control of germany when the Nazis obtained 286 seats out of 560

    Hitler gaines control of germany when the Nazis obtained 286 seats out of 560
    when the Nazis obtained 286 seats out of 560
  • Germany withdraws from the League of Nations

    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations
    The German government announced that Germany withdrew from the Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations in light of the failure of the Germans to gain military parity with the Western powers.
  • The Night of the Long Knives

    The Night of the Long Knives
    Hitler ordered his SS killers to kill rivals including SA leaders. This night was known as “the night of the long knives”
  • German invasion of Austria

    German invasion of Austria
    The invasion of Austria would be the most likely first step in Hitler’s plan to unite all germans into one state
  • Russia joins the League of Nations

    Russia joins the League of Nations
    Rusia joined in an attempt to join forces with against Hitler
  • Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles
    The situation was aggravated in early 1935 when the Saarland was legally reunited with Germany and Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles, speeding up remilitarization and introducing conscription.
  • The Stresa Front

    The Stresa Front
    The Stresa Front was an agreement made in Stresa, a town on the banks of Lake Maggiore in Italy, between French foreign minister Pierre Laval, British prime minister Ramsay MacDonald, and Italian prime minister Benito Mussolini
  • The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (A.G.N.A)

    The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (A.G.N.A)
    which Britain agreed to allow german navy to grow in size up to 357 of the strength of the British navy.
  • The Nuremberg Laws or Nürnberg Laws were antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party.

    The Nuremberg Laws or Nürnberg Laws were antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party.
    After the takeover of power in 1933 by Hitler, Nazism became an official ideology incorporating scientific racism and antisemitism. There was a rapid growth in German legislation directed at Jews.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Italian invasion of Ethiopia was a death blow to the effectiveness of the League of Nations.
  • German invasion of the rhineland

    German invasion of the rhineland
    he positioning of german forces in the border area was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles. The gov, of France considered sending troops to stop them but they decided to take no action.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    League imposes economic sanctions on Musolini for occupying Ethiopia. These sanctions pushed him closer to Hitler and Together they signed the Rome-Berlin Axis of 1936, a treaty of friendship and cooperation.
  • The Anti-Comintern Pact

    The Anti-Comintern Pact
    Hitler signed an alliance with Japan called the anti-comintern pact. This was aimed against Russia. Mussolini joined a year later, and the lineup of one of the sides in the second world war was complete.
  • Japan began a full invasion of China.

     Japan began a full invasion of China.
    In mid-1937, following the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, Japan began a full invasion of China. The Soviets quickly lent support to China, effectively ending China's prior cooperation with Germany. Starting at Shanghai, the Japanese pushed Chinese forces back, capturing the capital Nanjing in December.
  • Neville Chamberlain took over as Prime Minister

    Neville Chamberlain took over as Prime Minister
    Chamberlain decided to stand for the House of Commons, and was adopted as Unionist candidate for Birmingham Ladywood.After the war ended, a general election was called almost immediately.He was elected with almost 70% of the vote and a majority of 6,833. At age 49, he is still the oldest Parliamentary debutant to later become Prime Minister.
  • Italy leaves the League of Nations

    Italy leaves the League of Nations
    Mussolini left the league and completed the conquest of the whole Ethiopia
  • Germany annexed Austria,

    Germany annexed Austria,
    In March 1938, Germany annexed Austria, again provoking little response from other European powers.[21] Encouraged, Hitler began making claims on the Sudetenland; France and Britain conceded these for a promise of no further territorial demands.
  • Germany Annexed Austria

    Germany Annexed Austria
    The unification of Germany and Austria was called the “Ansechluss”.
  • Germany annexed the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia

    Germany annexed the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia
    Britain and France agreed to the take over of the Sudetenland.
  • Chamberlain pursued a policy of appeasement and rearmament.

    Chamberlain pursued a policy of appeasement and rearmament.
    Chamberlain's reputation for appeasement rests in large measure on his negotiations with Hitler over Czechoslovakia
  • Nationalists prove victorious

    Nationalists prove victorious
    Hitler and Mussolini supported fascist Generalísimo Francisco Franco's nationalist forces in his civil war against the Soviet-supported Spanish Republic. Both sides used the conflict to test new weapons and methods of warfare[17] and the nationalists would prove victorious in early 1939.
  • Germany invaded the remaining part of Czechoslovakia

    Germany invaded the remaining part of Czechoslovakia
    The complete take over of Czechoslovakia led to an abandonment of appeassment in Britain and France. They got ready for war with Germany, but Hitler thought they were bluffing.
  • Hitler threatened Poland and demanded control of the city of Danzig.

    Hitler threatened Poland and demanded control of the city of Danzig.
    In Summer, Hitler prepared for a war against Poland. He did not believe that Britain or France would help Poland.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact was signed

    Nazi-Soviet Pact was signed
    Soviet Union and Germany had signed a non-aggression pact
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invaded Poland
  • invasion of Poland

    invasion of Poland
    By the start of September 1939, the Soviets had routed Japanese forces and the Germans invaded Poland. France, Britain, and the countries of the Commonwealth declared war on Germany but lent little support other than a small French attack into the Saarland. In mid-September, after signing an armistice with Japan, the Soviets launched their own invasion of Poland. By early October, Poland had been divided between Germany and the Soviet Union. During the battle in Poland, Japan launched it
  • The 2nd World War had begun.

    The 2nd World War had begun.
    Britain and France declare war.