Sam Myers' Chapter 24 Timeline

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    Sam Myers' Chapter 24 Timeline

  • • The Japanese Army invades Manchuria – [“Manchurian Incident”].

    The Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, was a staged event that was engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for invading the northern part of China known as Manchuria in 1931.
  • • Mussolini (Italy) conquers Ethiopia.

    The Second Italo–Abyssinian War (also referred to as the Second Italo-Ethiopian War) was a colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936.
  • • General Francisco Franco’s Nationalist forces take control of Madrid (Spain), where he rules until his death in 1975.

    On one side, Franco managed to win the support of the natives and their (nominal) authorities, and, on the other, to ensure his control over the army. This led to the summary execution of some 200 senior officers loyal to the Republic (one of them his own first cousin).
  • • Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and Hitler meet at the Munich Conference.

    A deal was reached on 29 September, and at about 1:30am on 30 September 1938,[1] Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier signed the Munich Agreement. The agreement was officially introduced by Mussolini although in fact the so-called Italian plan had been prepared in the German Foreign Office. It was nearly identical to the Godesberg proposal: the German army was to complete the occupation of the Sudetenland by 10 October, and an international commission would de
  • • Hitler (Germany) invades Poland, beginning WWII.

    When Hitler invaded poland it took his Nazi forces less than a month to take over the country. He took Poland by surprise by using blizkreig (using planes followed by tanks and artillery then ground forces).