Italian forces invade and take control of Albania. King Zog and his family fled to Greece and then later Turkey.
HItler is appointed Chancellor of Germany and he announced that Germany was leaving the League of Nations. United States takes no formal action.
Hitler announced that he was going to break the treaty and building Germany's army was a matter of national security. United States does no formal action.
Italian forces crossed the border of Ethiopia. League of Nations voted to impose economic sanctions on Italy. United States invoke neutrality laws.
Soviet Union sends voluteers and money to the Spanish Republic and also sends reinforcement. United States takes no formal action.
Hitler ordered a small force of German troops into Rhineland. This was against the Treaty. United States review neutrality laws.
Austrian Chancellor learns that Nazis plan to take his government. Germany annexes Austria. United States takes no formal action.
Hitler claimed that this area should be Germany's and the president of Czechoslovakia didn't back down. He mobilized his troops in preperation of a war with Hitler. United States take no formal action.
Hitler demands tons of things from Poland and some of the things he wanted was against the Treaty. The Polish government refused these demands for they worried it would lead to war. United States expands armed forces.
An agreement was made in Munich and German forces marched in and Czechoslovakia surrenders. United States takes no formal action.
Poland still refuses Hitler's demands. German troops invade Poland and British + French forces demanded German forces to leave that area within 12 hours. This didn't happen so they declared war on Hitler and Germany. United States revise neutrality laws.
Hitler instantly went to take Denmark and Norway. Britian and Norway put up a fight, but it was no use Hitler won. United States takes no formal action.
The German Army launched a full scale attack on low countries and france. Germany took control of these areas. United States expand armed forces.
France gives up and surrenders to Germany. United States sends aid to the allies.
Hitler ordered a full scale bombing campaign against London and other major british cities. German Luftwaffe flew 58 major bombing against the British capital and 15,000 people died. United States takes no formal action.
Italy tries to invade Greece, but they get forced back. United States expand the armed forces.
By the start of 1941 British gold reserves start to run low no thanks to staggering losses inflicted by Germany. United States send aid to the allies.
German Armed forces released constant attacks on the Soviet Union and eventually invades the Soviet Union. United States sends aid to the allies.
Yugoslavia made Hitler angry by not agreeing to his terms and he decided to crush Yugoslavia while crushing Greece.
A German sub fired two torpedoes towards an American warship called the Greer. United States calls a shoot on sight order.
A German sub attack another ship named the U.S.S Kearny. Eleven sailors were killed and twenty-two were injured. The vessel was badly damaged, but reached a the friendly port of Reykjavik. United States revises the neutrality laws.
Germany and Italy finally declare war on the United States. United States declares war.