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The League of Nations (1930's till WWII)

  • Invation of Manchuria by Japan

    One of the main members of the league (Japan) invades Manchuria, undermining the league's athority and breaking the rules set by the league.
  • Disarmament conference under way

    Disarmament conference under way
  • Disarmament conference produced resolutions

    Disarmament conference produced resolutions to prohibit bombing civilian populations, limit the size of artillery, limit the tonnage of tanks and prohibit chemical warfare.
  • Germany responds to disarmament conference

    Germnay tabled responce for all countries to disarm down to its level. The conference failed and the Germans walked out.
  • The League retaliates to Manchuria crisis

    The League presents a detailed and balanced report which states that Japan must give Manchuria back to its rightful owner; China.
  • Britain sent Germany a note regarding the conference

    Britain sent Germany a note regarding the conference stating that it mostly agrees to 'equality' of disarmament however the superior tone of the note angered the Germans further.
  • An agreement between the League and Germany made

    An agreement was finally made to treat Germany equally.
  • The report by the league was approved

    The report by the league was approved (regarding the Manchuria crisis) with 42 votes, everyone agreed except japan
  • Germany announced that it was coming back

    Germany announced that it was coming back to the League after having walked out.
  • Hitlor became chancellor

    HItler became chancellor and towards the end of January started to rearm secretly.
  • Japan announces that it will further invade China

    Japan announces their plans to further invade china despite the Leagues view, making the league seem weak.
  • Japan leaves the league

    Japan leaves the league and invades Jehol.
  • Hitler promised not to rearm

    Hitler promised not to rearm if in 5 years all other countries had disarmed aswell.
  • Britain produced an ambitious disarmament plan

    Britain produced an ambitious disarmament plan
  • Hitler Began rearming Germany openly.

  • Hitler withdrew from the disarmament conference

    Hitler withdrew from the disarmament conference
  • Germany pulled out of the League

    Hitler pulled Germany out of the League
  • Dissarmement conference ended

    Dissarmement conference ended
  • The USSR joins the League

  • Hitler tried to take over Austria but was prevented by Mussolini

  • Mussolini invaded Abyssinua

    Mussolini (Italy) invaded Abyssinia, they did this because it wanted to expand its empire by invading another country also the League could not intefere as much because it could claim that this problem was in an inaccesible part of the world since it was further away from Europe,
  • Hitler held a massive rearmament rally in Germany

  • Plebicite for the Saar land/ Hitler wins

    The League of Nations held the promised plebicite for people to vote on whether their region should return to German rule. The vote was an obverwhelming success for Hitler,
  • Franco-Soviet Pact

    The USSR and France signed a pact stating that France would help the USSR if Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
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    Britain and France follow Appeasement

    Britain and France follow Appeasement, letting hitler go through with many of his distructive plans without stopping him until it was too late and he has gained too much power. Historians believe that this happened because Britain and France felt guilty about the harsh terms of the treaty of Versailles which has severely damadged Germany and perhaps even somehow forced them into having to choose a leader like Hitler to bring them out of those dark times.
  • League of Nations has a verdict on the Abyssinia crisis

    The League decides that neither side is guilty and that Italy gets part of Abyssinai, Mussolini rejected this. (Britain and France also tried to make a secrete deal to give most of Abyssinia to Italy. This was extremely inappropriot and showed that the League was getting desperate) This entire fiasco made the league seen powerless and irrelavant.
  • Britain and Germany signed an agreement

    Britain and Germany signed an agreement that allowed Germany to build up its navy as long as it stayed 35% under the size of the British navy.
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    Sanctions or Not?

    The League tries to figure out to do regarding Italy's violence.
  • Hoare and Laval propose a plan to Mussolini

    Hoare and Laval planned to give Mussolini 2/3 of Abyssinia in return for his calling off his invation. Laval proposed to do this without the League of Nations concent.
  • League of Nations decided how to proceed

    League of Nations decided how to proceed with Mussolinis attack on Abyssinia but by then Mussolini had already invaded. In return to the proposal to stop oil exports to Italy with hope in stopping Mussolini the USA stepped up their exports of oil to Italy.
  • Spanish civil war broke out

    Spanish civil war broke out between Communists, who were supporters of the Rebublican government and right-wing rebels under General Franko. Hitler saw this as an opportunity to fight against communism and test out his new armed forces,
  • Hitler Marched his troops into the Rheinland

    Hitler Marched his troops into the Rheinland after secretly rearming.
  • Italy took the capital of Abyssinia

    Italy took the capital of Abyssinia, Addis Ababa.
  • Haile Selassie was forced into exile.

    Haile Selassie was forced into exile.
  • Mussolini formaly annexed the entire country.

    Mussolini formaly annexed the entire country.
  • Hitler Reintroduced conscription

  • Hitler sent German troops into the Rheinland

  • Hitler made an Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan

    Hitler made an anti-comunist alliance with Japan
  • Mussolini and Hitler signed an Anti-Comintern Pact

    Mussolini and Hitler signed an agreement of their own called the Rome-Berlin Axis. (An anti-communist alliance)
  • Hitler tried out his new weapons in the Spanish civil war

  • Italy gives notice of withdrawal from the League.

  • Hitler took over Austria

    Hitler took over Austria (Anschluss)
  • Chaimberlin goes to meet Hitler to avert war

    Chaimberlin flew to meet Hitler, the meeting apeared to go well, Hitler moderated his demands saying he was only intrested in parts of the Sudetenland- and then onlkt if a plebicite showed that the Sudeten Germans wanted to join Germany.
  • France and Britain put out plans to give part of the Sudetenland

    France and Britain put out plans to give part of the Sudetenland that he wanted. However three days later at a second meeting Hitler increased his demands. He said that he 'regretted' that the previously arranged terms were not enough. He wanted all the Sudetenland. To justify his demands he claimed that the Czech government was mistreating Germans in the Sudetenland and that he inted to 'rescue' them.
  • Munich Agreement

    WIth Mussolinis help a final meeting was held where it was decided that Britain, France and Italy were going to give Hitler what he wanted. They announced that Czechoslovakia was to lose the Sudetenland, they did not consult the Czechs nor did they consult the USSR.
  • Hitler took over the Sudetenland

    Hitler took over the Sudetenland part of Czechoslovakia.
  • Hitler invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia

  • Hitler invaded Poland from the West

  • Britain and France declare war on Germany.

  • Soviet forces attacked Poland from the East.

  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Hitler and stalin the two arch-enemies, signed an Pact announcing the terms to the world. They agreed not to attack one another. Privately, they also agreed to divide Poland between them.