World War 2 1938 to 1940

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  • Hitler annexes the country of Austria.

    Hitler annexes the country of Austria.
    Hitler annexes the country of Austria into Germany. This is also called the Anschluss. Anschluss, German: “Union”, political union of Austria with Germany, achieved through annexation by Adolf Hitler in 1938. Mooted in 1919 by Austria, Anschluss with Germany remained a hope (chiefly with Austrian Social Democrats) during 1919–33, after which Hitler’s rise to power made it less attractive.
  • Soviet Union agrees to allow Germany to invade Poland .

    Soviet Union agrees to allow Germany to invade Poland .
    In this agreement, the Soviet Union agrees to allow Germany to invade Poland as long as Germany ignores Russia’s invasion plans. the German wanted they land back so they they decided to go to war with Poland.
  • Germany invades Poland. World War II begins.

    Germany invades Poland. World War II begins.
    Germany invades Poland. World War II begins.German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. World War II had begun.
  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.

    France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.
    Britain and France declare war on Germany. On September 3, 1939, in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany. ... They were also working under orders not to harm German civilians. The German military, of course, had no such restrictions.
  • Germany uses quick strikes

    Germany uses quick strikes
    Germany uses quick strikes called blitzkrieg, meaning lightning war, to take over much of western Europe including the Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France.
  • Allied troops were trapped.

    Allied troops were trapped.
    Allied troops were trapped with their backs to the sea on the French beach at Dunkirk.
  • Winston Churchill becomes leader of the British government.

    Winston Churchill becomes leader of the British government.
    Churchill becomes Prime Minister. Friday 10 May 1940 was one of the most dramatic days in British history. The government was in disarray as Winston Churchill became PM and, on the continent, Germany ended the Phoney War by invading the Low Countries.
  • Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers.

    Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers.
    Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers.The "Axis powers" formally took the name after the Tripartite Pact was signed by Germany, Italy, and Japan on 27 September 1940, in Berlin.
  • Germany launches an air attack .

     Germany launches an air attack .
    Germany launches an air attack on Great Britain. These attacks last until the end of October and are known as the Battle of Britain.
  • Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway.

    Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway.
    Germany invades Norway and Denmark. On this day in 1940, German warships enter major Norwegian ports, from Narvik to Oslo, deploying thousands of German troops and occupying Norway. At the same time, German forces occupy Copenhagen, among other Danish cities.
  • Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.
    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact creating the Axis Alliance. Tripartite Pact, agreement concluded by Germany, Italy, and Japan on September 27, 1940, one year after the start of World War II. It created a defense alliance between the countries and was largely intended to deter the United States from entering the conflict.
  • Germany and the Axis Powers attack Russia.

    Germany and the Axis Powers attack Russia.
    Germany and the Axis Powers attack Russia with a huge force of over four million troops.Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany's ideological goal of conquering the western Soviet Union so as to repopulate it with Germans.
  • The Japanese attack the US Navy.

    The Japanese attack the US Navy.
    The Japanese attack the US Navy in Pearl Harbor. The next day the US enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
  • The US Navy defeats.

    The US Navy defeats.
    The US Navy defeats the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway.
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    World War 2 1938 to 1940