The Major Political and Military Events of 1938-1941

By Jswank
  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    Hitler created a union between Austria and Germany. Austrians actually supported the annexation.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    Confirmed Great Britain and France's agreement to Adolf Hitler's demands Some believed this would keep peace in Europe, which was wrong.
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland
    Sudetenland consisted mostly of ethnic Germans Hitler said that German speaking people in this area were being abused in order to justify the annexation.
  • Hitlers Annexation of Czech

    Hitlers  Annexation of Czech
    Hitler started by invading the northern border This invasion made Czechoslovakia weak which made it easier for Germany to invade the rest of the country
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    Stated that Germany and Russia would not harm each other The pact was supposed to last for 10 years, but only ended up lasting for 2.
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    It was the first military engagement of WWII Germany and the Soviet Union had been planning to take Poland
  • The Phony War

    It was the phase of the war in the early months after Britain and France declared war on Germany. They declared war because Germany invaded Poland. A lot of people thought there was something weird about this war so that's why it was called "The Phony War."
  • The Fall of France

    This was at the end of the Battle of France, when France fell to Germany. Their commander made an announcement that they had lost and that their only choice was to retreat.
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    This was the evacuation of allied soldiers at Dunkirk. The way that they pulled out most of the British army was considered a miracle.
  • The Battle of Britain

    This was the name for the air warfare being fought between Germany and the United Kingdom. It was the only battle fought entirely in the air and the British won.