• Stalin comes to power in Russia

    Stalin comes to power in Russia
    Stalin was the General Scretary of the Communist party which helped him get followers.
  • Mussolini takes power in Italy

    Mussolini takes power in Italy
    Led National Facsist Party, Became a dictator is 1930.
  • U.S stock market crashes

    U.S stock market crashes
    U.S. Stock Market crash precipitated a world-wide collapse of share values and triggered the Great Depression – 10 years of economic slump with catastrophic levels of unemployment across all the industrialised countries apart from the Soviet Union.
  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    Began when Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state, called Manchukuo, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II.
  • FDR is elected president

    FDR is elected president
    Roosevelt beats Hoover and is elected President.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler is elected Chancellor of Germany.
  • The U.S. Passes the Neutrality Act

    The U.S. Passes the Neutrality Act
    Contained provisions limiting arm sales to nations not involved in the war. Prohibited loans to nations that weren't repaying previous debts, keeping us citizens from traveling to or on belligerent ships/nations. Wanted to keep US away from the war. Signed by Roosevelt.
  • Italy Invades Ethiopia

    Italy Invades Ethiopia
    Mussolini used a dispute about Italy and Ethiopia's border to launch an invasion, trying to build an Italy empire. Italy was to powerful for Ethiopia to stop. Italy conquered Ethiopia. Halie Selassie (Ethiopian emperor) asked the league of nations for help. They didn't help. But US spoke out against Italy's actions but didn't have enough public support to go any further
  • Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland

    Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland
    Due to the treaty of Versailles - Germany had to keep troops out of the Rhineland. Hitler sent Germany troops, using the excuse that the french and soviet union had a military agreement that threatened Germany. France was unwilling to go to war over the matter, so the troops remained in the Rhineland.
  • Civil War Erupts in Spain

    Civil War Erupts in Spain
    This war attracted in many other countries including US Italy soviet union and Germany. The fighting was brutal hundred of thousands of people lost their lives. In the end Franco's nationalists won and he took control of Spain.Started by fierce political conflict.
  • Anschluss

    Union between Austria and Germany. Gave Hitler and the Nazis control of Austria.
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference
    Hitler met with representatives from France, the United Kigdom, and Italy. They agreed that Hitler could annex Sudetenland if he didn't invade anywhere else.
  • Germany occupies the Sudetenland

    Germany occupies the Sudetenland
    Nazi Germany formally took possession of the Sudetenland, part of Czechoslovakia, whose majority population was of German ancestry. Came as a result of the Munich Agreement.
  • Kristallnacht

    A series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians. Also known as "Night of the Broken Glass"
  • The Nazi-Soviet Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Pact
    Stalin and Hitler met and signed a pact which stated that they wouldn't attack each other, which meant Germany wouldn't have to fight on two fronts.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Hitler began attacking Poland by dropping bombs which would come to be known as the "blitzkreig" strategy. Once Hitler had a base of operations he set up security in Poland.
  • The "Phoney" War

    The "Phoney" War
    After Hitler's "blitzkreig" attack on Poland everyone was expected a great war, but neraly nothing happened from Spetember 1939 until April 1940.
  • The Lend-Lease Act

    The Lend-Lease Act
    This act set up a system that would allow the United States to lend or lease war supplies to any nation deemed "vital to the defense of the United States."
  • Churchill is elected Prime Minister of England

    Churchill is elected Prime Minister of England
    Following Neville Chamberlain's problems as prime minister he resigned, and the Labour Party said they would only accept "Winston"
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    The evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France because the British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    On 5 June, the Germans swung southwards and French resistance finally collapsed, although not without heavy fighting. On 10 June, Italy opportunistically entered the war on Germany’s side. Four days later, the French capital fell, provoking the flight of the French Government to Bordeaux. The Government capitulated on 25 June, just seven weeks after the beginning of the invasion.
  • The Battle of Britan

    The Battle of Britan
    The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940
  • Japan Siezes French Indo-China

    Japan Siezes French Indo-China
    Roosevelt decided that it was time to speak out after this attack. Saying that 90% of the peoples freedom is being threatened by 10% of the people
  • The Atlantic Charter

    The Atlantic Charter
    A pivotal policy statement that early in World War II defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It was drafted by Britain and the United States, and later agreed to by all the Allies. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war.
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    A surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.