• Stalin comes to power in Russia

    Stalin comes to power in Russia
    Stalin turned Russia into a Military super power which made them strong allies during WWII though the U.S. and Britain were hesitant because of political differences.
  • Mussolini takes power in italy

    Mussolini takes power in italy
    Mussolini became Prime Minister and then Dictator of Italy, he was a powerful ally for the Germans during WWII making them both very powerful.
  • The U.S. Stock Market Crashes

    The U.S. Stock Market Crashes
    So many were unemployed and starved for work to support their families and survive that those who weren't working were able to find jobs either in the military or making supplies and helping with the war effort. People began to have hope for the first time in years.
  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    The invasion caused several countries to become angry with Japan and they established a hold over the area until the end of WWII.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    A broken and starving Germany becomes open to new ideas and leaders which gives Adolf Hitler an opportunity to come to power and begin his path to starting WWII.
  • FDR is Elected President of the U.S.

    FDR is Elected President of the U.S.
    FDR takes office beginning year one of 12 as president. With his help the U.S. exits the great Depression and Declares war on Japan, which is the beginning of the U.S.'s involvement in WWII.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Tahnks to their invasion of Ethiopia they gained enemies and a large amount of land, people and supplies to help them during the war.
  • Germany remilitarizes Rhineland

    Germany remilitarizes Rhineland
    Because of France and Great Britain's lack of response this gave Hitler the chance to gain support and ground against his enemies which would allow him to go to war in the future though Germnay was very unprepared for War at the time.
  • Civil War Errupts in Spain

    Civil War Errupts in Spain
    Weakened Spain enough to withhold thier involvement in WWII although they supported the Axis Powers.
  • U.S. Passes Neutrality Act

    U.S. Passes Neutrality Act
    U.S. tried to maintain isolation from the war and would only trade nonmilitarily this kept the U.S. out of the war until they are forced into it after the Bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • Anschluss

    Germany annexed Austria making it part of Germany, this gave Germany more land and more men during WWII.
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference
    This gave Germany permission to take Sudetenland as a territory in Germany but was broken ten days later and gave the nations involved reason to be angry with Germany and gave them more land and men.
  • Germany occupies the Sudetenland

    Germany occupies the Sudetenland
    It emboldened Hitler and gave him the military strength and time to expand his war machines as he prepared for inevitable war.
  • Kristallnacht

    A Big day of Nazi terrorism. This showed them power and the numbers of Nazi Germany and just how serious it was.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Germany broke this pact with Russia and attacked which angered Stalin and made him want to go to war wtih Germany, dragging them into WWII.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    This prevented France from combining its military with Poland and left many other countries in no positiion to oppose Nazi Germany.
  • The "Phony War"

    The "Phony War"
    Very little happened militry wise which gave Germany the time it needed to occupy Poland.
  • Chruchill is elected Prime Minister of England

    Chruchill is elected Prime Minister of England
    He was very against the plans and monstrosities of Nazi Germany which made it easy for him to declare war upon them with cause.
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    This allowed Germany to display its strength and power as the allies were helpless. It made other countries intimidated by Nazi Germany and insipired others to consider lending their support in fear of being attacked.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    Germany occupied 2/3 of France, its arms is disarmed humiliate France, strengthened nazi Germany and cost the Allies a valuable asset.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The Germans were defeated and kept out of Britain. This gave GB the push it needed and it kept the Germans at bay.
  • Japan seizes French Indo-China

    Japan seizes French Indo-China
    The Japanese won easily and gained land in Northen Veitnam and making them look like strong allies for Germany and its allies.
  • The Lend-Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act
    This allowed the U.S. to supply its allies with war supplies and become properly defensible against Germany and giving them the war supplies they desperately needed.
  • The Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter
    It defended the Allie's goals for post-war WWII and effected the Declaration by United Nations as to what to do after WWII.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    This made the U.S. furious and dragged them into the war they'd be struggling to stay out of and forced them to defend their country and eventually take down Japan and put them in their place.