The Japanese Army invaded Manchuria on their own, without being told to do so.
Mussolini (Italy) conquers Ethiopia.
Mussolini conquers Ethiopia. Mussolini was facing troubles at home because his governement was corrupt. So to divert his people's attention, he said he would avenge the defeat and shame they all felt in the Battle of Adowa.
General Francisco Franco’s Nationalist forces take control of Madrid (Spain), where he rules until his death in 1975.
Franscisco Franco's forces took Madrid Spain because he wanted more land and power.
• Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and Hitler meet at the Munich Conference.
Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister, met Adolf Hitler at his home in Berchtesgaden. Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia unless Britain supported Germany's plans to takeover the Sudetenland.
Germany Invades Poland
Hitler and his Nazis invaded Poland using their new blitzcreek technique and used air forces to destroy main parts then finally used ground forces to clear the rest out. Britain and France promised t help Poland, but they couldn't get their forces together.