Origins of World War 2

  • Treaty Of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War 1. 414 of the 440 clauses of the treaty punished Germany. Provisions included reparation payments, military restrictions, and a war guilty clause that forced Germany to take responsibility for World War 1.
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    Road to World War 2

  • German Day Rally in Munich

    100,000 people were present. Nationalists paramlitary forces and veteran associations got together to celebrate the anniversary of the German victory over France. Hitler made his first appearance by standing with the general and military. Hitler wanted to repair the damage his reputation had suffered in May.
  • Bear Hall Putsch

    Hitler was aiming to seize control of the state government, march on Berlin, and overthrow the German federal government. Hitler fired his pistol into the ceiling, interrupting Kahr's rally, and declared that the “national revolution” had begun. His backup failed to seize some offices nd police forces were called. Hitler was trailed, charged for high treason, and jailed for 5 years.
  • Wall Street Stock Market crashes

    October 29, 1929 stock market crashed. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. The United States fell into the Great Depression. The stock market crashed caused a global economy collapse. Half of Americans banks began to fail and unemployement began to rise.
  • Adolf Hitler loses German presidential election

    Hitler hoped that if he won the election he could overturn the Weimar constitution and establish a dictatorship.
  • Hitler became chancellor of Germany

    Even though he lost the election he was appointed to be chancellor of Germany. He was also appointed to run the NSDAP. Soon or later he would become the dictator of Germany.
  • The Reichstag, or German Parliament building was burned to the ground

    Blammed the communist saying it was their attempt to overthrow the state. Hitler decided to suspend regulations such as freddom of speech, freedom of press, and other constitutional protections. He began to arrest communist without a specific charge.
  • Parliament votes to consolidate all power in Adolf Hitler

    The Enabling Act gave Htler all plenary powers and made him Dictator of Germany. The Enabling Act was an amendment to the Weimar Constitution that gave the German Cabinet the power to enact laws without the envolvement of the Reichstag. The Nazi troops began to become more aggressive.
  • Boycott of jewish businesses

    The Nazis would paint yellow stars of david of the Jewish businesses. Signs were posted outside Jewish businesses saying "Don't buy from Jews!" The government stopped hiring Jews so they wouldn't of Jewish runned businesses.
  • Nanking Massacre

    The Japanese captured nanking the Chinese capital. 250,000-300,000 people were killed. Hundreds of thousand Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were killed by the Imperial Japnese army. Most of the city was looted and burned.
  • Germany annexation of Austria

    Unification was celebrated in Austria. This added 5 million citizens to the German empire within days 70,000 Austrians were sent to concentration camps.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Japan signed it to get an alliance with Germany and Italy. This created the Axis powers that would fight the war. The three nations agreed that they would stand by and coperate with eachother in their prime purpose to mantain and new order of things. It was also used to assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese did a suprise military strike on the United States naval base in Hawaii. The attack was intended to prevent an action in order for the United States from interferring with military actions the Empire of Japan was palnning in Southeast Asia. The base was attacked with Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedoe planes. 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded. US entered the war soon after.