Build Up to WWII


Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates

November 1918

Replaced by a new democratic government

Germany signed Treaty of Versailles


League of Nations formed


Germany began to rebuild military


Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland. France and Britain did nothing

March 1936

(an area that was to be demilitarized under the treaty)

Hitler joins with Austria

March 1938

This was forbidden under the treaty

Munich Meeing

September 1938

Great Britain and France get involved with Hitler targets Czechoslovakia. There is a meeting in Munich and in exchange for a promise not to take over any more land, they agree to him taking over Czechoslovakia.

Hitler humiliates Britain and France

March 1939

He ignores his promise and takes over the rest of Czechoslovakia

Hitler makes an agreement with Russia

August 1939

Before invading Poland so he can avoid a war on both fronts

Germany invades Denmark and Norway

April 1940

used blitzkreig

Germany invades the Netherlands and France

May 1940

Hitler uses Blitzkrieg methods. It takes 6 weeks.

Italy invaded southern France

June 1940

Attack on Pearl Harbour

December 1941

The Battle of Midway

June 1942

Between the 4th and 7th

The Battle of Stalingrad

July 1942 - February 1943

When Nazi Germany fought the soviet union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the south western soviet union