political and military events of 1938

  • Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    1. Three million German speaking people lived in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.
    2. He wanted to annex so that he could provide more living space for Germans.
  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    • Germans invaded Austria without opposition.
    • A day later, it was announced that the union was complete.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    • Hitler’s demand of Sudetenland• Appeased by Britain and France
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland
    • It was originally put under military administration.• Shortly after, there was a lot of persecution of the Jews.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    • They agree not to attack each other.• They secretly agree to divide Poland.
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    •Start of WWII
    •Relied on surprise and overwhelming force
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    •Lack of military strategy by the Western Allies against the German Reich•Germans called this a sitzkrieg, meaning “sitting war”
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    • British called it Operation Dynamo.• Allied soldiers evacuated the shores of Dunkirk.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    • Ended the Phony War• Battle consisted of 2 main operations: Fall Gelb and Fall Rot
  • The Battle of Britain

    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.