Events Before WWII (1918 - 1939)

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  • Cease Fire

    A cease fire had begun with the German's and other opposing forces.
  • Red Scare

    American's were afriad of immagration and Communism from spreading to their or even native lands. Even offering other countries benefits if they did not.
  • Treaty of Versailles

     Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty was signed on the 28th. Forcing the Germans to take blame for WWI. There were four men known as the "Big Four", Lloyd George, Orlando, Clemenceau, and Wilson. Lloyd was apart of the British Liberal Party, he represented a strong case against the Germans, but fair lighter than the French representative, same for the American president, Wilson. Clemenceau had a desire to destroy even their economy. The Italians wanted this as well, Emanuele Orlando pushed for the same ideals.
  • Leauge of Nations

    The first meeting of the Leauge of Nations started Jan. of 1920 est. in Geneva, Switzerland. It included all but the Germans, there they created an international police force. They were not invited until later.
  • Prohibition

    The manufacture and sale of liquors was banned, it was called the Prohibition.
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    Jazz Age

    It was known as the Jazz Age or Roaring 20’s. It was America's Golden age. It brought upon changes of freedom and government was loose on regulations but it still was affected by prohibition which was a period which extended even beyond the The Jazz Age.
  • German War Compensation

    German War Compensation
    6.6 billion euros are demanded for compensation for the war damaged the German's caused. It would lead into the German's massive inflation.
  • Quota Act

    The Quota Act kept the number of immagrants to 350,000 people. Was first signed by the Congress, putting it in action in 1921.
  • Tommy Gun

    John T Thompson, American, had invented the popular American machine gun known as the "Tommy" gun.
  • German Hyperinflation

    German Hyperinflation
    Germans could not provide daily instalment and announced they could not pay.
  • The Ruhr

    The Ruhr
    The French and Belgium people took the Ruhr from the Germans in compensation for their inabillity to pay their debt.
  • Immigration Policy

    The Immigration Policy of 1924 was signed by President Coolidge.
  • National Origins Act

    The National Origins act further pushed the Quota Act even further. Only 150,000 people could now enter America yearly. The quotas were set by the number of one nation's people during 1890 by 2%. Meaning only around four thousand Italians could ever come to America in a single year.
  • Dawes Plan

    The Dawes Plan was named after the Vice President of the U.S. who took over in 1925. It was put in action to help the Germans pay their 6.6 euro debt. It failed and was promptly replaced in 1929.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti trial

    During Aug. the 23, 1927, the two Italian men were sentenced death by the Electric Chair. They were victims of racism and foul evidence. They were against the ways of the Immigration Act and how immagrants were treated at the time. Speculation says they were mistakenly picked becuase of raical factors, and their motives to support their desire to change things for all immagrants.
  • Young Plan

    The German's debt had been reduced by 75 percent and were to contuine paying in an additional 59 yearly installments. It was predicted that Germany still be in debt until 1988. Only having the first payment in 1930. Hitler stopped the payments in 1933.
  • Scotch Tape

    Richard G. Drew of the American's invented an adhesive material which he later developed into a consumer product known as Scotch tape.
  • Electron Mircoscope

    Max Knott and Ernst Ruska helped invent what is known today as the electron microscope.
  • Polaroid Cameras

    Polaroid photography was created by American inventor Edwin Herbert Land.
  • Party Elections

    The Nazi party had lost the elections horribly but Franz von Papen had reccomended Hitler as Chancller of German. After his election he proptly had another vote.
  • Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler was elected during the 30th of Jan. 1933. Using the government and retaliating against the terms of the Treaty of Versailles he became popular during the 20's. In just three monthes of being in the German parliament he had further empowered the Nazi party and stopped paying the German 6.6 million euro debt.
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    Hitler's Rule over Germany

  • FM Radio

    Edwin Howard Armstrong, an American inventor, discovered the FM radio.
  • Cat Eyes

    Percy Shaw, a British man invented road reflectors known as cat eyes.
  • Berlin Olympics

    The Nazi party highly supported sports in Germany, and it flurished. The Germans were superb in sports and were known for it.
  • Rhineland

    Hitler had placed forces in Rhineland. This, even being in a direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles, France and Britain decided to not take any action against Germany.
  • Ball Point Pen

    Laszlo Biro, an Italian man had invented the modern pen.
  • Austria

    German forced moved into Austria, again being in violation of the treaty they were still left alone by the British and French.
  • Jewish badge

    The Jewish badge was first considered in 1938 by the Nazi Party. It was a meeting on Nov. 12, 1938, Reinhard Heydrich was the first to reccomend the idea about the badge.
  • The Helicopter

    Igor Sikorsky, a Russian scientist had designed the first flying helicopter.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    After the non-agression pact had faded, the Germans began their push into Poland and WWII begins.