events leading up to WW2

  • London Naval Treaty

    Italy, Japan, the UK, and the USA agree to regulate submarine warfare and shipbuilding by signing the London Naval Treaty. Japan would later renounce their agreement under this treaty.
  • A bit of fighting

    Japan invasion of Manchuria signals the beginning of minor fighting of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1932

    -In response to the invasion of Manchuria by Japan, the US issues the Stimson Doctrine, which was meant to prevent expansion of Japan’s territories.
    -hitler becomes citizen of germany/president of Germany helps nazi party
  • 1933

    Hitler is appointed Chancellor and then given unlimited power
    -japan leaves league of nations
    -nazi book burning
    -einstein comes to america as german refugee
    -germany leaves league of nations
  • 1934

    -night of long knives
    -germany and poland sign an agreement of germany's borders
  • 1935

    The German Reich and the United Kingdom reach an agreement regulating the size of their respective navies. This is known as the Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA). Disagreements ensued later that Hitler denounced the agreement.
  • 1963

    -germany goes against treaty of versailles
    -Led by Francisco Franco, the Spanish Civil War Begins. - Germany signs a treaty with Italy and Japan. The alliance would later be the main antagonists during WWII.
  • 1937

    - Marco Polo Bridge Incident is a battle between the Chinese and Japanese armies and is seen as the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1938

    -Austria was the first country to be annexed by Hitler’s Germany.
  • 1939

    -In an attempt to better the British Royal Navy, Hitler gives the approval for Plan Z. The plan was a five year project aimed at expanding the Nazi German navy fleet by 1944.
    -British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain warns in a speech that Britain will fight any attempt by Germany to dominate the world.