events at the start of world war two

  • germany invades czecholslovakia

    germany invades czecholslovakia
    on march 15 1938 germany moves troops into the northern and western borders of czecholslovakia under the munich agreement that germany could have some of its land back, and the fact that many germans and german suporters live around that area. on march 16 1939, germany took the rest of czecholslovakia by force, however the czechs could do litle to stop the germans
  • the soviet-nazi pact

    the soviet-nazi pact
    on augest 23 1939, nazi germany and soviet russia sign a non-agression pact know as the soviet-nazi pact. in june of 1941 the pact wqas broken by hitler as he invaded russia. Because the russians were not expecting germany to attack, they lost millions of solders and civilians in the first year alone.
  • invation of poland

    invation of poland
    on september 1 1939, germany invades poland, ecfectivly triggering the start of world war two. the very next day britain, france and many other countries joined the war. almost all of europe was ant war, and by 1941, russia was also caught up in the war, as germany invaded russia's western front.
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    the phony war

  • canada joins world war two

    canada joins world war two
    canada joins world war two to support britian and france against the nazis, however did not join until almost 10 days after the beging. canada did this to show that it was a free country. after joining the war canada imediatly sent troops and support over sees to help with the war effort.
  • the invasion of norway, denmark, holland, and belgium

    the invasion of norway, denmark, holland, and belgium
    operation weserubung was the german capain into denmark and norway. the germans said that they were there to protect the people from franco-british agression.
  • invasion of france

    invasion of france
    on may 10 1940 germany invaded france useing its very sucsessful blitzkrege strategy and took all of france with litle resistance. france fell to germany in just a couple of months.
  • the fall of france

    the fall of france
    frances defeat from germany marked an important victory for germany as they were able to use frances resources for its war elseware and didn't need to worry about fighting a two front war. not to many french people wanted germany to rule them and eventually, with the help of other countries, were able to push out the germans.
  • the battle of britain

    the battle of britain
    in july of 1940, germany decided to show its true air power by bombing and attacking britian with its brand new airforce. britain and germany were fighting for months and in the end britain was able to push out germany. now that the people were safe britain focused on taking back northern africa.
  • operation barbarossa

    operation barbarossa
    operation barbarossa was the germans plan to invade russia in 1941. the operation broke the non-agression pact between russia and germany, and caught russia off guard. during the first 6 months germany was able to make it all the way to stalingrad. russia lose 4.3 million solders and civilians within the first few months.
  • the attack on pearl harbor

    the attack on pearl harbor
    pearl harbour was an american naval base in hawaii that japan attacked. japan wanted to make sure that america stayed out of the war, and decided that bombing pearl harbour would scare america and keep them from joining the war. however the oposiite happend. america almost emediatly started an offensive against japan and by the end of 1945 japan was surrenderd.