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By HayleyW
  • Mussolini Takes Power in Italy

    Mussolini Takes Power in Italy
    Mussolini was the first fascist dictator and wanted to spread his ideals throughout the world.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crashes

    U.S. Stock Market Crashes
    This is significant to the United States joining the war. When an economy is bad, war can help the economy.
  • Japan Seizes Manchuria

    Japan Seizes Manchuria
    This is the beginning of the Japanese invasions which led to conflict with the United States.
  • FDR is Elected President

    FDR is Elected President
    FDR was not an isolationist like those before him. This helped in the process of the United States getting into the war.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    The people of Germany want Hitler to rule, since he makes them feel like he will accomplish the goals of the people.
  • Italy Invades Ethiopia

    Italy Invades Ethiopia
    This showed Italy's power as a fascist nation.
  • France militarizes the Rhineland

    France militarizes the Rhineland
    France had to decide weather or not to start a war with Germany because they knew that Germans were eventually going to move into the Rhineland.
  • Hitler Defies the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler Defies the Treaty of Versailles
    Hitler defied the treaty of Versailles mostly by creating an army of large size.
  • Civil War Erupts in Spain

    Civil War Erupts in Spain
    The Spanish civil war was caused by military generals who were against the government.
  • Japan Invades China

    Japan Invades China
    Japan wanted to take more land and resources by invading China in its efforts to become a world power.
  • Anschluss

    The annexation of Austria into Germany was referred to as the Anschluss.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Many powers of the world came to the meeting and came up with the decision that it would be best to allow Germany to take over the Czechoslovakia Sudetenland.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht, or the night of the broken glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews by the Nazis
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    The Nazi- Soviet Pact was an agreement between Russia and Germany that stated that neither country would attack the other for at least 10 years.
  • Germany Invaded Poland

    Germany Invaded Poland
    The invasion of Poland split Poland in half. One half was now under control by Germany, and the other half under control by the Soviet Union.
  • Phony War

    Phony War
    The phony war is the time before hilter invaded Poland, countries expected hitler to make a move, but they did not know when or where he would strike.
  • U.S. Neutrality Act

    U.S. Neutrality Act
    The neutrality act was signed mainly to show that America was not taking sides in the war, because the United States did not want to enter into another world war.
  • Miracle At Dunkirk

    Miracle At Dunkirk
    The German army had cut off many troops during this battle, and the armies did not expect Hitler to move his army and as a result the Maginot line was easily conquered.
  • Churchill Elected Prime Minister in England

    Churchill Elected Prime Minister in England
    Churchill was elected as the prime minister. He helped England much more than Chamberlain.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    France surrenders, the armistice is signed meaning that France is now occupied by Germany and the French army now longer has power.
  • Japan Seizes French Indo-China

    Japan Seizes French Indo-China
    The Japanese Invasion of French Indochina was constructed during the Second Sino-Japanese War, to prevent China from importing arms and fuel through French Indochina.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Hitler decided to bomb London in hopes that the major destruction caused as a result would lead to a win for Germany, however Britain ends up beating Germany in the attack.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The discussion between President Roosevelt and Churchill was called the Atlantic charter
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    The united states did not want to get involved in the war, but they decided that it would be in their best interest to help other countries fight off Germany by giving them weapons.
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    Japan invaded pearl harbor unexpectedly, thus causing the United States to enter the war.