Between The Wars

By ashgol1
  • Versailles Treaty

    The enormous losses on all sides of the conflict resulted in part from the introduction of new weapons, like the machine gun and gas warfare, as well as the failure of military leaders to adjust their tactics to the increasingly mechanized nature of warfare. A policy of attrition, particularly on the Western Front, cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers.
    The Treaty of Versailles
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    The Weimar Republic

    The Weimar Republic was a period of time after World War I that replaced the Imperial form of government. The Weimar Republic was a short era of peace between the Germans and Europe. Some of this was because of the effects of the Treaty of Versailles, which had significantly reduced the power of Germany.
    The Weimer Republic Timeline
  • Stalin gains power

    This is a major point in Stalin's rise to power since he could bring his friends into power and then more and more. With the more friends his ideas could grow and prosper.
    WWII Behind Closed Doors
  • Start of Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union came into existence on December 30 1922 when representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federation agreed to and then signed the Treaty of the Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union Timeline
  • Beer Hall Putsch, Mein Kampf

    The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch, it was a failed attempt by the Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler with Generalquartiermeister Erich Ludendorff and other Kampfbund leaders to seize power in Munich, Bavaria, during 8–9 November 1923.
    Beer Hall Putsch
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s.
    The Great Depression
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    President Paul Von Hindenburg named Adolf Hitler chancellor of the National Socialist German Workers Group as chancellor of Germany.
    Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany
  • Reichstag Fire

    An arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 February 1933. The fire started in the Session Chamber of the Reichstag building, the assembly location of the German Parliament. A Berlin fire station received an alarm call that the building was on fire at 21:25.
    The Reichstag Fire
  • Nuremberg Laws

    German Jews were Stripped of their citizenship.
    Nuremberg race laws imposed
  • Munich Conference

    Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, French Premier Edouard Daladier, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich pact. It sealed the fate of Czechoslovakia, basically handing it over to Germany.
    Hitler appeased at Munich
  • Kristallnacht

    Also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians.
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact

    Germany and Soviet surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, which two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years. With Europe on the brink of another major war, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin viewed the pact as a way to keep his nation on good terms with Germany, while giving him time to build up his army.
    Gernan-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
  • Invasion of Poland

    About 1.5 million Germans invaded Polands territory with German-controlled territory. At the same time, the German bombed Polish airfields and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea.
    Germans invade Poland