World War II

  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    • Hitler created a union between Germany and Austria -In order to make Germany greater, he annexed the smaller nation
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    -The Munich Pact was made between four countries, Germany, Italy, France, and Great Britain
    -The pact secured Great Britain and France's agreement to Adolf Hitler's demands
  • Germany's Annexation of Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of Sudetenland
    -Sudetenland consisted mostly of ethnic Germans
    -The Jewish people living in Sudetenland were persecuted
  • Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    -Czechoslovakia's northern and western regions were annexed
    -Hitler left Czechoslovakia very weak after the annexation
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact
    -Stated that Germany and Russia wouldn't attack each other
    -Even if something happened, the two countries had to work it out without fighting
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    -It was the first military engagement of World War II
    -Hitler said, "The decision to invade was a gamble." Meaning he wasn't sure if it was a good idea or not and wasn't sure if it would work so he was not completely confident during the invasion.
  • The Phoney War

    The Phoney War
    -Happened after the blitzkrieg attack on Poland, and no one thought anything would happen
    -It was called "The Phoney War" because absolutely nothing happened
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    -350,000 men were trapped in the port of Dunkirk after the French and British were badly beaten by Germany
    -Approximately 30,000 men were to be saved, but the navy sent out a call for help so they could save as many men as they could, and ended up saving around 340,000 men
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    -On June 12, the French commander announced they lost the battle
    -After losing the battle, the only option left was to not fight when being seized
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    -Germany was trying to dominate the war in the air
    -Their failure was a major turning point of World War II