Major Events Between WW1 - WW2 (1919 - 1938)

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  • The Treaty of Versailles is Signed

    The Treaty of Versailles is Signed
    The Treaty of Versailles ends World War One and imposes heavy reparations payments on Germany.
  • The First Meeting of the League of Nations

    The First Meeting of the League of Nations
    The Assembly of the League of Nations meets for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland. The US is notably absent, the Senate having voted against joining the League in November 1919.
  • The Washington Conference is Held

    The United States convenes the Washington Conference, attended by Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, China, Japan, and Portugal. The Conference results in a naval armaments treaty that sets a ratio for tonnage of capital ships (over 10,000 tons, with guns bigger than eight inches) for Great Britain, the US, Japan, France, and Italy. The ratio agreed upon, in that order, is 5:5:3:1.67:1.67.
  • Benito Mussolini is Made Italian Premier

    Benito Mussolini is Made Italian Premier
    King Victor Emmanuel declares Mussolini premier in an attempt to head off violent conflict between the Fascists and the Communists.
  • The Beer Hall Putsch

    The Beer Hall Putsch
    Adolf Hitler and General Ludendorf, a World War One hero, lead a small contingent of followers in a harmless, comical attempt at rebellion, for which Hitler is imprisoned for two years.
  • Vladimir Lenin Dies

    Vladimir Lenin Dies
    Lenin's death leaves some question as to who will be his successor. Joseph Stalin eventually beats out Leon Trotsky to take control of the Soviet government.
  • The Cartel des Gauches wins the French Election

    The Cartel des Gauches wins the French Election
    The Cartel displaces the ruling Bloc National, in a marked victory for the left, but proves unable to govern effectively.
  • The German Chamber of Deputies Accepts the Dawes Plan

    The German Chamber of Deputies Accepts the Dawes Plan
    The Dawes Plan restructures the schedule of German reparations payments so as to reduce the amount of annual payments, and grants Germany a large loan.
  • The Locarno Pacts are Signed

    The Locarno Pacts are Signed
    The Locarno Pacts are signed in efforts to stabilize relations with Germany and its neighbors. The pacts usher in a period of peace and prosperity.
  • Joseph Pilsudski Becomes Virtual Dictator in Poland

    Joseph Pilsudski Becomes Virtual Dictator in Poland
    Pilsudski maintains this position until his death in May 1935.
  • The Samuel Commission in England Releases Its Report on Coal Mining

    The Samuel Commission in England Releases Its Report on Coal Mining
    The Samuel Commission, under the Conservative government, releases a report which advises wage cuts for miners. The Triple Alliance responds by striking, which is emulated by many other industries in England to protest he Conservative government's policies.
  • The Spanish Monarchy is Overthrown and The Republic Is Born

    A provisional government is established to take Spain from monarchy to republicanism.
  • Hitler is Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is Appointed Chancellor of Germany
    In an attempt to reel in the chaos of the German government, President Paul von Hindenburg declares Hitler chancellor, the first major step in Hitler's ascent to dictatorship.
  • The Spanish Nationalists Begin the Spanish Civil War

    Generals Goded, Mola, and Francisco Franco lead troops in rebellion against the republic, sparking the Spanish Civil War.
  • The Spanish Civil War Ends

    Madrid falls to Francisco Franco's forces, effectively ending the Spanish Civil War. Franco's oppressive dictatorship begins.
  • Britain and France Declare War on Germany

    Britain and France Declare War on Germany
    In response to Hitler's continued aggression in Eastern Europe, Britain and France go to war with Germany in an attempt to stop Hitler's bid for global hegemony.