political and military events of 1938 By lexie.heinz18 Mar 1, 1938 Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia Three million German speaking people lived in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. He wanted to annex so that he could provide more living space for Germans. Mar 13, 1938 Germany's Anschluss with Austria • Germans invaded Austria without opposition. • A day later, it was announced that the union was complete. Sep 1, 1938 The Munich Pact • Hitler’s demand of Sudetenland• Appeased by Britain and France Sep 28, 1938 Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland • It was originally put under military administration.• Shortly after, there was a lot of persecution of the Jews. Aug 23, 1939 The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact • They agree not to attack each other.• They secretly agree to divide Poland. Sep 1, 1939 Germany's Invasion of Poland •Start of WWII •Relied on surprise and overwhelming force Sep 3, 1939 The Phony War •Lack of military strategy by the Western Allies against the German Reich•Germans called this a sitzkrieg, meaning “sitting war” May 26, 1940 The Miracle at Dunkirk • British called it Operation Dynamo.• Allied soldiers evacuated the shores of Dunkirk. Jun 22, 1940 The Fall of France • Ended the Phony War• Battle consisted of 2 main operations: Fall Gelb and Fall Rot Jul 10, 1940 The Battle of Britain •German air force WWII air campaign against the United Kingdom •The main goal was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force.