A Storm Cloud Gathers

By kskehen
  • U.S. Stock Market Crashes

    U.S. Stock Market Crashes
    The U.S stock market crash caused the Great depression affecting many people and all western industrialized countries
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This was the first battle of WWII, Britain won and Germany was forced to surrender. This was an important turning point in WWII because this was the first big battle the allied forces had ever won
  • Japan seizes Manchuria

    Japan seizes Manchuria
    Japan invaded Manchuria to get their land and resources. At this time the Japanese government was run by the civilians. After the invasion the Japanese government ordered them to end the attack but they would not. In the end, the attack showed how weak the Japanese government was and how strong the people were and Japan was withdrawn from the League of Nations.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    When Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany it became a big turning point for Germany. There were a lot of new police officers and someone new was in charge of security appointed by Hitler. The Nazi Germany had begun, Hitler was in total control
  • FDR is elected president

    FDR is elected president
    He was president during the economic crisis and world war. He created the new deal and the economy started improving rapidly
  • Mussolini takes power in Italy

    Mussolini takes power in Italy
    He becomes dictator, he had always dreamed of building a New Roman empire. He goes to war with Ethiopia and defies the league of nations
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Mussolini wanted more land and he wanted revenge from an earlier defeat in 1896. They also knew Ethiopia was very weak so they would get away with it.
  • Hitler defies the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler defies the Treaty of Versailles
    The league of nations didnt enforce anything, they were showing how weak they really were, which gave Hitler even more time to show all of his power
  • France militarizes the Rhineland

    France militarizes the Rhineland
    French soldiers went to go to the Franco-German border and they did not do much. Some think if they had taken action, Hitler could have been easily defeated and WWII could have been prevented.
  • Civil War erupts in Spain

    Civil War erupts in Spain
    Political disagreements led this into the Civil War in Spain, which ended in 1939. In conclusion, a different government was beginning
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    Japan had plans for a long time to invade China; they wanted it to be a proper attack. In the early 1930’s Japan had started moving into their territory. By 1934 there was big conflict affecting all the natural resources
  • Anschluss

    Hitler sent his army to Austria making them join forces with Germany, to try and create some of what he called, unity
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    France surrenders during the first battle with Germany. Germany defeated Denmark and Poland and then went on to take over France who did not have any strong power/defense. This caused the Battle of Britain, leading to even more battles throughout WWII
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    They wanted to prevent a war with Germany so this conference was held as an agreement for Germany to promise not to annex the Sundentland. This affected many other European countries because they just assumed Germany would keep their promise so they did not need to do anything to prepare for war
  • Kristallnacht

    A program of a series of attacks on the Jews throughout Nazi Germany. At least 91 Jews were killed and many more were hurt. Around 30,000 people were arrested and taken to concentration camps.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    This pact was between the Nazi's and the soviets, saying there would be no alliance or agression between one another if there was a threat from another country. This did not make certain countries happy, because Germany kept making more allies
  • U.S. Neutrality Act

    U.S. Neutrality Act
    The purpose of the Neutrality Act being passed was to not be pulled back into the war. This allowed trade on a cash and carry system.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The Soviet Union helped over throw of Germany causing the Empire of Germany and the soviet union to radiate. Then the allies of Poland declared war on Germany
  • Phony War

    Phony War
    Ended by Germany making no other movements on Euromean countries, however Germany launched a massive invasion on Denmark, know as the Lighening War, causing the league of nations to provide support
  • Churchill is Elected Prime Minister in England

    Churchill is Elected Prime Minister in England
    He stays Prime Minister throughout all of WWII. This affects the outcome of the war because eventually he has an alliance with the U.S.A
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    French and British troops were defeated and overtaken by German soldiers at the French sea port of Dunkirk. With no way to escape, the British and French had civilian boats to come and rescue them. Most of them were rescued which was a miracle. This affected WWII because it proved to the Germans how far the French and British were willing to go to protect their people and win the war.
  • Japan seizes French Indo-China

    Japan seizes French Indo-China
    Japan attacked french indo-China To prevent China from getting their resouces that were needed to fight
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Roosevelt convinced Americans to pass the Lend-Lease act explaining that they needed to give Britian war materials to fight off Germany in order to remain neutral and to not have to fight
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    Signed by FDR and said the US would not attack Japan. This in the end, proved to be unsuccessful because Japan later attacked Pearl Harbor.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The United States was deliberately attacked without warning despite the United States’ neutrality in WWII. The U.S. knew that they were in the atlantic but didnt expect the attack to be on them so they didnt prepare. This caused the United States to declare war on Japan and to join the allied forces.