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  • Mussolini takes power in Italy

    Mussolini takes power in Italy
    He was angry about the Treaty of Versailles so he created a new political party called facism. He was a good public speaker and used violence.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crashes

    U.S. Stock Market Crashes
    Because of buying on margin, overproduction and too many consumers relying on credit the stock market crashed.
  • Japan seizes Manchuria

    Japan seizes Manchuria
    Shows the weakness of Japan's Government because they didn't listen and it shows the streghth of Japans nationlists.
  • FDR is elected president

    FDR is elected president
    Americans placed lots of the blame on Herbert Hoover for what was going on in America. So Americans especially Democrats were eager to elect FDR.
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    This marked a crucial turing point for Germany and the world.
  • Italy invades Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia
    Italy had some harsh feelings with Ethiopia because of events in the past which got stirred up when Mussolini came to power. Also showed weakness of the League of Nations.
  • U.S. Neutrality Act

    U.S. Neutrality Act
    It was meant to prevent the nation from being drawn into war as it had been in 1917.
  • Hitler defies the Treaty of Versailles

    Hitler defies the Treaty of Versailles
    As Hitler began to gain power he began to build an army which defied the Treaty of Versailles. He also violated the treaty by sending troop into Rhineland.
  • France militarizes the Rhineland

    France militarizes the Rhineland
    French decide to take action with their artillery, hoping the Nazi government would fall within a week. Hitler intuition proved to be correct that they would win, and the risk was worth it.
  • Civil War erupts in Spain

    Civil War erupts in Spain
    The Civil War was triggered by events in Madrid. Within days, Spain was divided in two: a "Republican" or a "Loyalist" Spain.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    From 1937 to 1941 Japan and China faught and China had help from Germany, Soviet Union and the United States.
  • Anschluss

    Hitler was from Austria so he dreamed of uniting the nations, so he tried to force the Austrian government to agree to Anschluss union with Germany. Also another violation of Treaty of Versailles.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    This was an agreement permitting the Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich.
  • Kristallnacht

    Also called the night of broken glass Kristallnacht was a series of attacks on jews in nazi germany and parts of austria. At the end of the night there was broken glass everywhere.
  • Phony war

    Phony war
    Allied Leaders expected Germany to attack the winter of 1939-1940 but they didnt so the period of inaction is called sitzkrieg or phony war.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact
    The greement committed the Soviet Union to provide food products as well as raw materials to Germany in exchange for furnished products such as machinery from Germany. During the first years of the war,agreement helped Germany withstand the Bristish blockade.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Hitler had a German dress in Polish uniform and be shot at the border of their states. The next morning Germany claimed they had been attacked by poland using the man as proof and then invaded Poland.
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    Germans trapped allied soilders at Dunkirk. Allied ships and hundreds of civilian boats took nearly 340000 troops off the coast and carried them to Great Britain.
  • Churchill is Elected Prime Minister in England

    Churchill is Elected Prime Minister in England
    Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    After the Battle of Britain, France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north and west, and an unoccupied zone in the south.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The air camaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom/ The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force.
  • Japan seizes French Indo-China

    Japan seizes French Indo-China
    Japan didn't want China to import arms and fuel through French Indo-China.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Allowd the nation to send weapons to Great Britain regardless of the ability to pay.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The agreement said the shared goals of the United States and Britain in opposing Hitler and his allies.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    American leaders knew Japan wanted war but where? They thought Japan would attack American bases in the philipines or British territory in southeast asia, but the last place they expected was Pearl Harbor.