World War II

  • Event 1

    Germany and the Allied powers sign the Treaty of Versailles after six months of negotiations. The German armed forces are limited in size the country is ordered to pay large reparations for war damages. The United States signed the treaty but did not ratify it, later making a separate peace treaty with Germany.
  • Event 2

    Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto Mein Kampf is published, in which Adolf Hitler had predicted a general European war that would result in "the extermination of the Jewish race in Germany."
  • Event 3

    Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg. Anti-Jewish propaganda started.
  • Event 4

    Hitler and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, allowing him to invade other European states.