Germany and Russia sign treaty to prove diplomatic ties and future aid to one another.
Too much money was printed in Germany so the value was lost. Germany had caused this by printing too much money to help pay the striking workers during the Ruhr Crisis.
French and Belgians come to Ruhr valley to force Germany to pay up reparations. German workers strike back. Germany's economy collapses.
U.S. came to help with the reparations situation by placing mortgages on railways and industries of Germany. Repayments are downsized.
Defined borders of Rhineland.
Germany Refuses to Pay War Reparations
Contradicting the Treaty of Versailles
Secret Rearmament to make Germany stronger
Germany agrees with Britain that they'll build up their navy only to 35% of Britain's navy and only up to 45% of Britain's subs. France feel betrayed.
Germany Leaves Discussions
Hitler left Disarmament Conference and League of Nations over disagreements and not-realized rights (in his mind).
Germany's Cover Agreement
Germany has signed a cover peace pact for 10 years with Poland. Hitler falsely promotes peace and this is a cover-up for his true plans.
Austrian Nazis attack
July 25 1934
Nazis of Austria get rid of Governor Dollfuss. But Mussolini of Italy makes Hitler abandon Nazis of Austria.
London Naval Treaty
1935 - 1936
The world powers returned to London Naval Conference's agreements. Japan and Italy leave.
Rearming of Germany Announced
Rearming of Germany and conscription is announced to the world.
Japanese agreement called the Anti-Comintern Pact; Hitler portrays Germany as bulwark.
Hitler Moves German Forces to Rhineland
March 7, 1936
Hitler moves German forces to Rhineland (property of no country/military). No one objects to this.
Mussolini wanted Abyssinia of Africa to be an Italian territory. Britain and France worried, but were unable to agree so Mussolini went for complete control of Abyssinia.
Austria is Annexed
Britain and France did nothing to punish Germany for going against Treaty of Versailles.
Hitler Broke Up Czechoslovakia
March 15, 1939
took over parts
Pact of Steel
Germany with Mussolini
Stalin Sends Signal
May 3, 1939
to Nazis that he will deal with them. It leads to 10 year long German-Soviet Non-Agression Pact.
German-Soviet Nonagression Pact
August 24, 1939
clauses described dividing up of Eastern Europe between Germany and the USSR
Hitler Invades Poland
September 1, 1939
Britain and Fance Declare War
September 3, 1939
September 29, 1939
4 power conference to avoid war (Mussolini, Hitler, Chamberlain, Paladier) met in Munich. Written plan of Germany occupying Sudetenland by Oct 10. Agreed on by all present. Czechs accept rather than resist Germany alone.
The Depression (1929)
U.S. was a huge world power and other countries' economies were linked to it, so when the American economy collapsed, the other countries' did too. Corrupt governments rose during this time in many countries.
1921 - 1922
First post-war disarmament conference for world powers. Limits naval armament.
London Naval Conference
the world powers revisited rearmament issues and came up with new agreements.