WWII Timeline

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    WWII Timeline

  • Facist Party Established

    Facist Party Established
    *[Exact date unknown]
    By 1921, Benito Mussolini had established the Facist Party. This political party stressed nationalism and placed the interests of the state above the interests of individuals.
  • Mussolini's March on Rome

    Mussolini's March on Rome
    *[Exact date unknown]
    With thousands of his followers, Mussolini led them into Rome. When important public figures sided with the Facists, the Italian king handed over power to Mussolini.
  • Joseph Stalin Gains Control

    Joseph Stalin Gains Control
    Joseph Stalin gains control in the Soviet Union. He focuses on crreating a model communist state.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    *[Exact date unknown] The treaty was signed by 62 different countries. It stated that war was not to be used "as an instrument of national policy." There was no part explaining what would happen if any of the countries that signed violated the treaty, so it was only a small step towards peace.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    *[Exact date unknown] The treaty was signed by 62 different countries. It stated that war was not to be used "as an instrument of national policy." Since it didn't include anything on what would happen if the treaty was violated, it was only a small step towards peace.
  • Manchuria

    *[Exact date unknown] Japanese militarists launched a surprise attack on the Chinese province, Manchuria, in 1931. Within months, the Japanese troops controlled the entire province.
  • Glass-Steagull Act

    Glass-Steagull Act
    *[Exact date unknown] The Federal Insurance Deposit Company provided insurance for individual bank accounts of up to $5,000. Banks were required to become more careful with the money of their customers.
  • Hitler Appointed Chancellor

    Hitler Appointed Chancellor
    *[Exact date unknown] Once in power, Hitler completely took apart Germany's Weimar Republic. He then established the Third German Empire
  • FDR Recognizes Soviet Union

    FDR Recognizes Soviet Union
    *[Exact date unknown] FDR officially recognized the Soviet Union and agreed to exchange ambassadors with Moscow.
  • Hundred Days [March 9-June 19, 1933]

    Hundred Days [March 9-June 19, 1933]
    Congress passed +15 major pieces of the New Deal legislation. The laws that were passed created more power for the federal government in the United States economy.
  • Hitler Gains Power

    Hitler Gains Power
    Not too long after Hitler gained power in Germany, he ordered the removal of all "non-Aryans" from government jobs. This was the first of many orders in Hitler's campaign for racial purity. This eventually led to the Holocaust.
  • Federal Security Act

    Federal Security Act
    *[Exact date unknown] This act required companies to prove complete information on all stock offerings.
  • Public Works Administration

    Public Works Administration
    *[Exact date unknown] This provided states money to use to create jobs for construction of community buildings.
  • Federal Housing Administration

    Federal Housing Administration
    *[Exact date unknown] The National Housing Act created ghd Federal Housing Administration. This agency still furnishes loans for home mortgages and repairs today.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

    Securities and Exchange Commission
    *[Exact date unknown] This regulates the stock market and prevents people with inside information from using it to rig the market.
  • NIRA Declared Unconstitutional

    NIRA Declared Unconstitutional
    The Supreme Court declares the NIRA unconstitutional because the federal government was violating legislative authority which was reserved for individual states.
  • National Youth Administration

    The National Youth Administration provided job training for unemployed young people and part-time jobs for students.
  • Hitler Violates the Treaty

    Hitler Violates the Treaty
    Hitler began a military buildup in violation of the Treaty of Versailles after he pulled Germany out of the League of Nations in 1933.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    *[Exact date unknown] Nuremberg Laws stripped Jews of their citizenship in Germany, as well as their jobs and property. This law also required them to wear the yellow Star of David on their clothing
  • Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act

    Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act
    *[Exact date unknown] The act paid farmers for cutting the production of soil depleting crops, as well as rewarded them for practicing good soil conservation methods.
  • Soviet Union Industrialized

    Soviet Union Industrialized
    *[Exact date unknown] The Soviet Union had become the world's second largest industrial power.
  • Hitler Plans To Expand

    Hitler met up with military advisors secretly to plan out how Germany could gain land by taking over Czechoslovakia and Austria.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    *[Exact date unknown] This act set a maximum number of hours a person could work in a week, as well as laws for younger people who wanted to work, making it so that a person under 18 couldn't do hazardous work.
  • March on Austria

    March on Austria
    German troops marched into Austria who willingly gave up their land to the Germans. Germany then announced that union with Austria was complete.
  • Kristallnacht [November 9-10]

    Kristallnacht [November 9-10]
    Nazi troops attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues all across Germany and Austria. Around 100 Jews were killed, and hundreds more wounded.
  • Totalitiarian Government Established

    Totalitiarian Government Established
    *[Exact date unknown] By 1939 Stalin established a totalitarian government that tried to exert complete control over its citizens.
  • Final Solution

    *[Exact date unknown] Only about a quarter of a million Jews were left in Germany by 1939. Hitler's desire for "purity" caused him to create a plan for genocide, known as the Final Solution, to rid Europe those who opposed him and were "impure."
  • March on Czechoslovakia

    March on Czechoslovakia
    German troops entered what was left over Czechoslovakia. After they had taken over, they turned to Poland for more land.
  • Cash-And-Carry

    *[Exact date unknown] Roosevelt convinces Congress to use cash-and-carry to allow warring nations to purchase U.S. arms.
  • Blitzkrieg

    German air forces went into Poland, dropping bombs on military bases, airfields, railroads, and cities. Tanks entered the countryside, terrorizing the citizens. This blitzkrieg attack was the first test of Germany's newest strategy.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Hitler handed French officers his terms of surrender.