Road to World War II

  • League of Nations Founded

    League of Nations Founded
    Woodrow Wilson founded the League of Nations. The League of Nation's task was simple - to ensure that war never broke out again
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    Road to WWII

  • Treaty of Versailles Signed

    Treaty of Versailles Signed
    The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed at the Paris Peace Conference. It was to promote peace throughout the world.
  • Hitler Rises to Power

    Hitler Rises to Power
    National Socialist Party (Nazi) led by Hitler criticizes the German democratic government (Weimar Republic) and supports the theory that all Germans were part of an Aryan superhuman race and all others (Jews, gypsies, Slavs) were to be eliminated.
  • Germany Admitted to the League of Nations

    Germany Admitted to the League of Nations
    Germany joined the League demonstrating its move out of economic depression and toward normal diplomatic status.
  • Japan Takes Over

    Japan Takes Over
    Japan’s occupation of Manchuria leads the League of Nations to condemn Japan. However the League of Nations does nothing to force Japan out. Japan resigns as a member of the League of Nations.
  • Dictatorship

    Hitler passes the Enabling Act (power to make own laws, abolish political parties, and open concentration camps), establishing himself as dictator.
  • Violates Treaty of Versailles

    Violates Treaty of Versailles
    Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription.
  • Treaty of Versailles Violated

    Treaty of Versailles Violated
    Germany marches into Rhineland (violation of Treaty of Versailles) and League of Nations takes no action
  • War is Beginning

    War is Beginning
    SEPTEMBER 1- Nazis invades Poland
    SEPTEMBER 3 – Britain, France / Austria / New Zealand declare war on Germany
    SEPTEMBER 10 – Canada declares war on Germany; Battle on Atlantic begins
  • Czech Taken is Taken Over

    Czech Taken is Taken Over
    Germany takes rest of Czechoslovakia (violation of Munich Agreement)