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    Fascist party rises to power in Italy

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    Nazi Party rises to power in Germany

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    Japan, lacking land and natural resources, becomes land-hungry and looks to establish an empire

  • Mussolini is appointed Prime Minister of Italy

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    Japan's economy worsens as an result of the Great Depression

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    Japan's military takes over government

  • Japan's army seizes Manchuria

  • Nazi Party is the largest political party in Germany's Reihstag and Hitler becomes head of the German state

  • America passes a series of Neutrality Acts saying that the US would withhold weapons and loans from all nations

  • Mussolini and Italy invade Ethiopia

  • German troops invade Rhineland

  • Hitler signs alliance with Mussolini, forming the axis power

  • Hitler annexes Austria

  • FDR moves Ammerican Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor

  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland; Britain and France agree in the Munich Conference

  • Hitler annexes Czechoslovakia

  • Britain and France pledge support to Poland in the event that it is invaded by Germany

  • Hitler invades Poland - Blitzkrieg

  • France and Britain declare war on Germany

  • America First Commitee forms to fight for American isolationism

  • Japan controls most of eastern China

  • Sitzkrieg ends - Germany attacks Denamrk and Norway

  • Germany launches blitzkrieg ob Belgium

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    German troops enter Paris and France surrenders

  • Japan allies with Germany and Italy-Tripartitw Act

  • Congress authorizes the first peacetime draft in the nation's history - Selective Service Act

  • Roosevelt is elected to a third term

  • Germany begins bombing England / Battle of Britain

  • Lend - Lease Act

  • Jaqpan signs neutrality pact with Soviet Union

  • Japanese forces occupy Indochina; US freezes Japan's American assests and cuts off trade

  • Japanese fleet begins moving toward Souteast Asia; US demands that Japan withdraw from the Tripartite Pact

  • Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese warplanes

  • United States declares war on Japan

  • German raids on England end

  • Germany and Italy declare war on the US