Timeline for Stalin and Hitler

  • Stalin joins the Bolsheviks

  • Stalin is appointed by Lenin as Commissar of Nationalities

    For Stalin's work in the October Revolution he was given this position. This gave him some power as he now had control over millions of non-Russians living under the Trsar.
  • Hitler joins the DAP

    Hitler's introduction into politics and the beginning to his ruthless strive for power.
  • NSDAP was formed

    This party was formed and was anti-Marxist, and apposed to the Weimar Republic and the Treaty o Versailles.
  • Stalin becomes the general secretary of the Communist party

    He is now responsible for placing others in jobs. He uses this to his advantage later as many people owe him for getting their job.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Hitler attempts to overthrow the government, however, he is unsuccessful and is thrown in jail. This is where he wrote Mein Kampf.
  • Lenin's Death

    Lenin's Death
    Lenin passes away after being incapacitated by a series of strokes.
  • Stalin exiles Trotsky

    This gives Stalin absolute control over the Soviet Union. He then proceeds to fill his government with people loyal to him.
  • Hitler re-founds the Nazi Party

  • Stalin implements the first of his Five-Year Plans

    Stalin decides to industrialize the whole of Russia for the next five years.
  • Stalin elminates the class of Kulaks

    Stalin has the peasents rise up against their owners (kulaks) and kill them. This was to begin the process of collectivization.
  • Hitler becomes leader of the Nazi Party

  • Famine strikes Russia

    This was said to be caused by the forced collectivization which created chaos amongst farmers.
  • Hitler appointed as Chancelor

    Paul von Hindenburg appoints Hitler as Chancelor and whith this position he is essentialy able to exercise dictorial power without legal obligation.
  • Enabling Act

    Hitler was granted freedom to act without parliamentary consent and even without constitutional limitations.
  • Hitler eliminates enemies and withdraws from the League of Nations

    Bans communist party, socialists, trade unions, and withdraws from the League of Nations
  • Hitler creates the Hitler Youth

  • Hitler becomes Fuhrer

    This gives Hitler complete dictatorship.
  • Hitler rearms Germany and aims to end the Treaty of Versailles

  • Night of the Long Knives

    Hitler launched an attack on his own party. This was basically a purge that got rid of all soldiers and threats that Hitler deemed unloyal.
  • Stalin is given full power of the USSR

  • Stalin begins purging his own army. Great Terror begins

    Stalin became paranoid and ended up killing many of his top ranked officials.
  • The purge of Mongolia by the NKVD

  • Munich Agreement

    Britain, France, and Italy sign the Munich Agreement which allows Germany to take the Sudetenland.
  • Crystal Night

    7,500 Jewish shops and 400 synagogues are burned. This marks the begining of the Holocaust.
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    This ws the non-agression pact signed between Germany and the Soviet Union.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Russia and Germany split Poland's land.
  • WW2 Begins

  • Hitler conquers parts of Europe

    The Nazis occupy Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, France. Attempt to invade Romania and Yugoslavia.
  • Britain steps in

    Attempt to invade Romania and Yugoslavia. Unsuccessful ans Britain steps in. They retreat.
  • The soviet union allies with Great Britain and the United States

    This leads to the end of WW2.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Germany backstabs Russia and attacks them. Pact is broken.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which lead to the US joining the war.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    Germans surrender at this battle and it marks the turning point of the war as Germany retreats form here on out.
  • Battle of Normandy

    Germany is defeated in this battle.
  • Soviet army completely besieged Berlin

  • Hitler commits suicide

    This marks the end of Hitler's power.
  • USSR declares war on Japan.

  • Soviet Union takes control of Warsaw

  • Soviets blockade East Berlin

  • Soviets blow up their first atomic bomb.

    This shows their powerto the rest of the world. Specifically the United States.
  • Sino-Soviet pact signed

  • Stalin dies

    Due to a heart attack.