The Japenease army invades Manchuria without being told to do so.
Mussolini (Italy) conquers Ethiopia
Mussolini was dealing with troubles at his home because his government was corrupt. He said he would avenge the defeat and shame they all felt in the Battle of Adowa.
General Francisco Franco’s Nationalist forces take control of Madrid (Spain), where he rules until his death in 1975.
General Francisco Franco and the Nationalist forces takeover Madrid becuase he wanted more land and power.
Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and Hitler meet at the Munich Conference.
Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, met in Berchtesgaden. Hitler said he would invade Czechoslovakia unless Britain supported his plans to takeover the Sudentenland.
Hitler (Germany) invades Poland, starting WWII
When Hitler invaded Poland, it took his nazi forces less that a month to take control of the country. He took Poland by surprise by using the new technique of by using blitzkieg, using planes, followed by tanks and artillery, then ground forces.