The Coming of War (1931-1942)

By dasanna
  • Hitler appointed Chancellor

    Hitler appointed Chancellor
    Empire president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler German Chancellor on January 30, 1933. Torchlight processions follow through Berlin. The conservative power elite still thinks it will be able to control the Nazis. This is a fatal false estimation. It is the prelude to the holocaust.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact
    The Munich Pact was signed by the leaders of Italy, France, Great Britain and the German Empire. It established the transfer of the Sudetenland to the German Empire. Czechoslovakia, which was treated only as an object of international law, had to join the agreement.
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact was an Agreement that was signed by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov. This agreement stated that the two countries - Germany and the Soviet Union - would not attack each other. If there were ever a problem between the two countries, it was to be solved in a friendly way. The pact was supposed to last for ten years; it lasted for less than two.
  • France and Britain Declare War on Germany

    France and Britain Declare War on Germany
    Germany attacked Poland. France and Great Britain had a pact, which said, if Germany would ever attack, they would support Poland. Germany ignored all the warinings. On September 3, 1939, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany for the second time in history.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    The Congress passed a Selective Service Act - a peacetime draft which provided for the military training of 1.2 million troops and 800,000 reserve troops each year.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was an unannounced military strike leaded by the Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. It resulted the United States' entry into World War 2.