Interwar Period and WWII

Events

Mussolini organizes fascist party in Italy

1919

Weimar Constitution

1919

Formation of Communist International

1920

Lenin introduces NEP

1921

Mussolini becomes Prime Minister

1922

Death of Lenin

January 1924

Stock Market Crashes

1929

Beginning of Collectivization in Russia

1929

Nazis become largest party in Reichstag

1932

Hitler Becomes Chancellor

1933

Germany leaves League of Nations

1933

Enabling Act

March 23 1933

gave Hitler lots of power

Italian invasion of Ethiopia

1935

Germany Absorbs Austria in Anschluss

1938

Nazi Soviet non agression pact

1939

German Invasion of Poland

September 1 1939

Beginning of World War II

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Great Britain

May 10 1940

replace Chamberlain

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

1941

Operation Barbarossa

June 22 1941

Germany launches invasion on Soviets

Wannsee Conference

1942

Nazis decide on Final Solution

Mussolini's government falls

1943

D-Day

6/6/1944

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. CONTINUED ALLIED VICTORY

Yalta Conference

February 1945

The meeting was intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin

V-E Day

May 8 1945

Potsdam Conference

July, 1945

Truman and Churchill met in potsdam to negotiate end of war terms

Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

V-J Day

August 14, 1945

United Nations

October, 1945

Nuremberg Trials

November, 1945 - 1946

Wars

First Five Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Stalin

Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

proxy war between communists and fascism, Francisco Franco

World War II

1939 - 1945