Europa 1933

Europe 1933-1945

  • Germany's new Dictator

    Germany's new Dictator
    Hitler, Germany's Chancellor and National-Socialists' leader, passed the Enabling Act which gave him the power to introduce laws without the agreement of the Reichstag
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    Europe 1933-1945

  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    Hitler and Mussolini signed the Rome-Berlin Axis, a link between the fascist Italy and nazi Germany
  • Invasion of the Rhineland

    Invasion of the Rhineland
    German troops marched into the Rhineland, and this was a clear violation to the Treaty of Versailles.
  • The "Anschluss"

    The "Anschluss"
    German troops takes over of Austria, another violation of the Treaty
  • The Munich Agreement

    The Munich Agreement
    Representatives from Britain, France and Germany met at Munich, to decide the future of Czechoslovakia. There the British and French Prime Ministers agreed on the annexation of the Sudetenland
  • Sudetenland annexed to Germany

    Sudetenland annexed to Germany
    One day passed from the Munich Conference and German troops marched into the Sudetenland, unopposed. The Czech president was forced to go into exile
  • The signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact

    The signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Hitler sends his Foreign Minister to Moscow to negotiate with the Soviet leader, Stalin. They agree on carving up most of the territory laying between the two countries. The pact was signed soon after that
  • And so, war begins

    And so, war begins
    German invasion on Poland
    WWII starts when Germany invades Poland on 1 september 1939. Both Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland, so the declared war on Germany. This was followed by six years of death and destruction all along Europe
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    "Phoney war"

    It was denominated "phoney war" to the period in which no real fighting took place between Britain, France and Germany
  • The fall of France

    The fall of France
    Using his Blitzkrieg technique, Hitler invaded invades and rapidly defeats the Netherlands, Beliguim and France, Now Britain stands alone in the battle
  • Italy joins forces with Germany

    Italy joins forces with Germany
    Thinking war was nearly over, Mussolini joined forces with Germany
  • Hitler's betrayal

    Hitler's betrayal
    The greatest turning point of the ward was when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in the operation known as Barbarossa. The Soviet's ferocious resistance made the war difficult to Hitler, for defending two different borders was no easy task
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The surprise attack carried out by the Japanese on USA's naval base of pearl harbor, obliged the most powerful country to get involved in the war. This, along with the German attack on the Soviets, was a key turning point in the war
  • Battle in the Pacific

    Battle in the Pacific
    The USA stops Japanese further conquests along the Pacific, and starts a process of re-capturing the islands lost during the wartime
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    The change in tide

    The Allies begin the offensive, surrounding the German army in their own ground
  • Stalingrad freed

    Stalingrad freed
    Battle for Stalingrad
    After months of fighting, the German army in Stalingrad surrends, and this proves the Red Army was able to defeat the German army
  • Africa, clear

    Italians and Germans driven out of north Africa
  • "D Day"

    "D Day"
    British and America forces land in France to free the French from the Germans. After months of struggle, Paris is finally released.
  • Germany's loss in the USSR

    The German army first abandoned the siege on Leningrad a by the summer they were in retreat from the Soviet Union
  • Italy under British and American control

    Italy under British and American control
    From 1943 to 1945, British and American forces fight to get their way into Rome, and in 1945, the country was free once again and its dictator captured, put to trial and killed. This meant the choice of the Italian people of a democracy and not a dictatorship
  • German's final triggering

    After Soviet forces had taken control of Berlin, Germany's and Nazis' leader Hitler committed suicide; one day later German forces surrendered
  • WWII end

    WWII end
    The Japanese government surrended after the devastation caused by the atomic bombs set loose in Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Second World War was finally over