The events leading to WWII

  • Treaty of Versialles

    Treaty of Versialles
    Signing the treaty of Versialles
  • Agreement between France and Poland

    France and Poland make a secret military agreement, specifying that if Germany attacks either nation, the other will assist in defence. If Poland is attacked by Soviet Russia, France is to hold Germany in check on land and at sea. [406.116]
  • Treaty of Berlin

    Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Treaty of Berlin. If one country is attacked, the other is to remain neutral.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    German president Paul von Hindenburg offers Chancellorship to Adolf Hitler, who accepts.
  • The Reich

    In Germany, following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg, Chancellor Adolf Hitler assumes the office of Reich President as well. The Wehrmacht oath of allegiance is changed to be directly to Adolf Hitler.
  • Unite with Germany

    Unite with Germany
    Saar decides in a plebiscite to unite with Germany.
  • Denounce the treaty of Versailles

    In Germany, Adolf Hitler denounces the disarmament clauses of the Versailles Treaty, and begins open re-armament and conscription of soldiers.
  • Adds Austria

    German Chancellor Adolf Hitler agrees to not intevene in Austria or add Austria to the German Reich.
  • Night of Broken Glass

    Night of Broken Glass
    (evening) Nazis terrorize Jews in Germany and Austria. Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues are looted and burned. 91 Jews are killed, and 20,000 are taken to concentration camps. This becomes known as Reichskristallnacht, Crystal Night, or Night of Broken Glass.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germans invade Poland