• The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I with Germany signing the treaty and taking responsibility for causing the war. Germany agreed as the antagonist and was forced to pay for all war damages which left them millions of dollars in debt. They also had the power to occupy troops in Rhineland for 15 years after the war ended .
  • Mussolini Comes To Power

    Mussolini Comes To Power
    Benito Mussolini rises to power and builds a fascist dictatorship around Italy. Build his government around Germany to support his lack of military and to attempt to gain the redrawn borders. Hitler was fond of Mussolini before Hitler lead Germany into war, and this brough their relationship closer and made it easy for Hitler to influence Italy later in the war.
  • Economic Depression in Germany

    Economic Depression in Germany
    After The Treaty of Versailles was signed by Germany, they went into millions of dollars of debt. The country was now in a depression and needed new hope and a new leader. This later lead to the rise of Hitler.
  • Hitler Leads Germany

    Hitler Leads Germany
    After the Great Depression in Germany, Adolf Hitler took Germany by the horns and lead them into a dictatorship making promises and using careful words to gain a following. He made strategic pacts and his gift of gab to influence neighbouring countries and the German people.
  • Germany Sends Troops to Rhineland

    Germany Sends Troops to Rhineland
    Adolf Hitler sends troops to Rhineland on behalf of Germany. Hitler wanted to conjoin Austria and Germany but feared France would send in troops to resist Germany, which would result in war. Hitler sending troops into Rhineland was a violation against the Treaty of Versailles which showed Hitlers first signs of rebelion.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Hitler makes a friendly pact with the Soviet Union to avoid the possibility of war on multiple fronts. Another strategic move creating a greater German threat.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invaded Poland with the purpose to gains control over the east in hopes of moving north to invade Russia. Hitler was rebelling against his signed treaty with the support of his people, in hope to gain power of countries that shamed Germany in WWI and regain economic stability.
  • Britian and France Declare War on Germany

    Britian and France Declare War on Germany
    Hitler has violated the treaty and occupied Czechoslovakia after Germany attacked Poland, which France and Britian promised to defend. Britian and France ordered Hitler to evacuate Poland, but he refused, leading to Britain and France declaring war on Germany.