World War II (1938-1940)

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  • Germany Annexes Austria.

    Germany Annexes Austria.
    This is also called Anschluss.
  • Hitler meets Neville Chamberlain.

    Hitler meets Neville Chamberlain.
    Hitler demands that Sudetenland, a region of Czechoslovakia, becomes part of Nazi Germany.
  • Nazi German troops annex Sudetenland.

    Nazi German troops annex Sudetenland.
    This makes the rest of Czechoslovakia powerless to resist occupation.
  • Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact.

    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact.
    The two countries agreed to take no military action for ten years.
  • Germany Invades Poland.

    Germany Invades Poland.
  • Great Britain and France Declare War on Germany.

    Great Britain and France Declare War on Germany.
    Neville Chamberlain announced that war had begun because Germany hadn't removed their troops from Poland.
  • Germany Invades and Controls Denmark and Norway.

    Germany Invades and Controls Denmark and Norway.
    This was known as Operation Weserübung.
  • Germany uses blitzkrieg.

    Germany uses blitzkrieg.
    Using the method blitzkrieg, Germany takes over the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France.
  • Germany attacks western Europe.

    Germany attacks western Europe.
    The British and French rushed their forces to meet the German attack.
  • Hitler orders the invasion of France.

    Hitler orders the invasion of France.
    By the 14th of May, the German tanks had crossed the Meuse and had opened a gap in the Allied front.
  • The Allied soldiers evacuate from the Dunkirk harbour.

    The Allied soldiers evacuate from the Dunkirk harbour.
    This was also known as Operation Dynamo.
  • Winston Churchill becomes the leader of the British Government.

    Winston Churchill becomes the leader of the British Government.
  • Germany launches an attempt to destroy the French air force.

    Germany launches an attempt to destroy the French air force.
    This was known as Operation Paula.
  • Italy joins the Axis Powers

    Italy joins the Axis Powers
  • France and Germany sign an armistice.

    France and Germany sign an armistice.
    This takes place at the forest of Compiègne.
  • Germany launches an air attack.

    Germany launches an air attack.
    The air attack lasted until the end of October, in Britain.
  • Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

    Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.
    This created the Axis Alliance.
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    World War II (1938-1940)