WWll Timeline - Damian Schwier

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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

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    Mussolini is appointed Prime Minister of Italy

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    Hitler tries to overthrow Germany government, but fails and is imprisoned

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

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    Japan's army seizes Manchuria (northern China)

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    Japan's military takes over government

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    Nazi Party is the largest political party in Germany's Reichstag & Hitler becomes head of the German state

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    America passes a series of Neutrality Acts saying that the US would withhold weapons & loans from all nations at war

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    Mussolini & Italy invade Ethiopia

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    Hitler signs an alliance with Mussolini, forming the Axis Powers

  • German troops invade the Rhineland

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    FDR moves American Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor

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    Hitler annexes Austria

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

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    Hitler annexes Czechoslovakia

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

  • Hitler invades Poland - Blitzkrieg

  • France & Great Britain declare war on Germany

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    Japan controls most of eastern China

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    America First Committee forms to fight for American isolationism

  • Sitzkrieg ends - Germany attacks Denmark & Norway

  • Germany launches blitzkrieg on Belgium

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    German troops enter Paris & France surrnders

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    Japan allies with Germany & Italy - Tripartite Pact

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

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    Roosevelt is reelected to a third term

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    Germany begins bombing England / Battle of Britain

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    Lend-Lease Act

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    Japan signs neutrality pact with Soviet Union

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    Japanese forces occupy Indochina; U.S. freezes Japan's American assets & cuts off trade

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

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    German raids on England end

  • American military base, Pearl Harbor, is attacked by Japanese warplanes

  • United States declares war on Japan

  • Germany & Italy declare war on the United States