Chapter 27 Timeline

  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    In Mein Kampf, Hitler explains how he wants to strive for an ultimate, superior race: blond, blue eyes, and not Jewish. This caused a war because any time any person with a lot of power goes against a population of people, if they have enough support and followers, they'll be able to control anyone.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries and that did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941. The war got us out of this depression because we were able to make jobs in the military and jobs for equipment for the army and also because people started to spend their money when we went to war.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression ended because of all of the money being spent for World War II and all the jobs it created. The Great Depression is the longest depression in the history of the United States.
  • Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese Invasion of Manchuria
    Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan. This led to the war because they used the island as a puppet and any time an army invades anywhere, there's almost always going to be a war.
  • Hitler Comes to Power

    Hitler Comes to Power
    Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on Jan 30, 1933, and this is when he began his Nazi party. This helped spark the war because with all his racism against Jews, he was the main reason for the war because he killed millions of innocent people.
  • Enabling Act

    Enabling Act
    The Enabling Act was passed by Germany's Reichstag and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg. It was the second major step, after the Reichstag Fire Decree, through which Chancellor Adolf Hitler legally obtained plenary powers and established his dictatorship. This helped start the war because Hitler was given more dictatorship-like powers, which made him even more dangerous for the world.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    The Nuremberg 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.
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    Ethiopian War

    Because of the Ethiopian refusal to honor this treaty and despite economic handicaps at home, the Italian government decided on a military solution to force Ethiopia to abide by the Italian version of the treaty. This caused war because they believed that they could exploit divisions within Ethiopia and rely on tactical and technological superiority to offset any inferiority in numbers.
  • Remilitarization of the Rhineland

    This is when Germany went and invaded the Rhineland and, in other words, remilitarized it. Hitler was behind all of this because he was the Chancellor of Germany at the time, so because Hitler was in charge and he was still leader of the Nazi party, it contributed to the war.
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    Spanish Civil War

    Battle of Belchev It began after a military rebellion, led by a group of conservative generals under the authority of Francisco Franco, went against the elected Government of the Second Spanish Republic. This led to war because if there is any rebellion against a government, it will never end well.
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    Appeasement is avoiding war by making concessions to another power. This brought the war because it was used by people who wanted to avoid war with the dictatorships of Germany and Italy.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    a mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing. This led to war because if the government plans a huge massacre, there will always be consequences somehow from some other country or from the citizens.
  • Anschluss

    Anschluss was the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938. This caused the war because the Nazis continued to spread across Europe, trying to extend their powers in places that didn't want it.
  • Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference was an agreement permitting the Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. This fuled the war because they were trying not to make Hitler's ideas spread to even more countries, and they were trying to slow his whole rein down.
  • Japanese Expansion

    Japanese Expansion
    The japanese expansion was when the Japanese said they deserved more land and wanted to expand their empire. This resulted in war because they felt that the Western powers were endangering their destiny of overpowering the rest of the world.