• Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    In Mein Kampf, Hitler uses the main thesis of "the Jewish peril", which speaks of an alleged Jewish conspiracy to gain world leadership. The narrative describes the process by which he became increasingly anti-Semitic and militaristic, especially during his years in Vienna. This book was the beginning of Hitler's attempt at the extermination of the Jewish race.
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    Japanese Expantion

    Japan feels threatened by the U. S and the greater world powers so they begin to slowly take over China and their surrounding islands. Then they gain the confidence to attack the U.S at Pearl Harbor forcing the U. S into WWII.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    stock market crashes; global depression begins; put the entire world in an economic crisis and lowered the value of money considerably.
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    The Great Depression

    This began with the stock market crash in the U.S but because of the influence of the United States soon the whole world was in an ecomonic crisis. Tensions were rising as the value of money became praticaly nothing and people were desperate for some kond of hope. A hope that was provided by Hitler, Stalin and Musolini. Although the Great Depression didn't end on the same day as the end of WWII, that day was the beginning of the end of the worldwide economic crisis.
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    Although there is no official date,Appeasement began in the 1930's whenBritish Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin attempted to use appeasement to avoid the start of World War 2 by granting Hitler the land he wanted in order for him to stop advancing. This was not the only use of Appeasement and the method was used up until 1939.
  • Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

    The Japanese established a puppet state, called Manchukoku, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II. This was a major step at the beginning of Japans expansion and a key area to their master plan.
  • Enabling Act

    Was passed by Germany's Reichstag and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg on 24 March 1933. It was the second major step, after the Reichstag Fire Decree, through which Chancellor Adolf Hitler legally obtained plenary powers and established his dictatorship.
  • Hitler comes to power

    Hitler comes to power
    This was the date in which Adolf Hitler took office as head of the German government. Thsi opened up all of the doors for his anti-sematic ideals and his big plans for ridding the world of the Jews.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Were antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party in 1935.They deprived the Jews of all German citizenship, made them wear a gold star of David to identify themselves and put many other resitictions on their freedoms.
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    The Ethiopian War

    This war was fought between Italy and Ethiopia. The Italians had previously lost a humiliating war to the Ethiopians but this time they came with tanks, guns and technology that the Ethiopians has never seen and were in no way ready for.
  • Remilitarization of the Rhineland

    The primary reasons for the decision to remilitarize in 1936 were due to Hitler's preference for dramatic unilateral coups de grace to obtain what could easily be achieved via quiet talks, and because of Hitler's need for a foreign policy triumph to distract public attention from the major economic crisis which gripped Germany.
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    Spanish Civil War

    It began after a military rebellion, led by a group of conservative generals under the authority of Francisco Franco, went against the elected Government of the Second Spanish Republic, at the time under the leadership of President Manuel Azaña.Apart from the combatants, many civilians were killed for their political or religious views by both sides, and after the War ended in 1939, the losing Republicans were persecuted by the victorious Nationalists.
  • "Rape of Nanjing"

    "Rape of Nanjing"
    A mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing, which was the former capital of the Republic of China. During this period, up to hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered and 20,000–80,000 women were raped[1] by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • Anschluss

    The official beginning of the German Third Reich. It was the occupation of Germany in Austria. Even though under the Treaty of Versallies which was signed at the end of WWI, Austria and Germany couldn't goin. This created some tension but it also contributed to Hitler's anialation of the Jews.
  • Munich Conference

    An agreement permitting the Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The agreement was signed by Nazi Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. The Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses were situated there, and many of its banks were located there as well. This raised tensions toward the Nazis from the people of the Sudetenland.