The Nazi Party is formed, with Hitler giving emotional speeches between February and March.
The Chinese Communist Party is founded after a lengthy civil war in Shanghai.
As an effective speaker, Hitler is named leader of the Nazi Party, earning the title der Führer.
The Washington Naval Conference takes place in Washington DC, attended by nine countries. Japan later withdraws from the agreements made.
The Fascists of Italy take control appointing Benito Mussolini as its prime minister.
Belarus, Russia, South Caucuses, and the Ukraine form the Soviet Union.
Nazis, led by Hitler try to overthrow the German government but fail, this was known as the Beer Hall Putsch.
Lenin dies, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to takeover as leader of the Soviet Union.
Mein Kampf is published. The book is an autobiography written by Adolf Hitler. Mein Kampf reveals the political ideology of Hitler.
The Soviet Union and Germany sign the Treaty of Berlin, which allow either country to remain neutral if one or the other is attacked by another country.
Japanese assassins cause the death of Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin during the Huanggutun Incident. This increased tensions between China and Japan.
In an attempt to prevent aggressive warfare, the Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed by major powers of the world in Paris. The pact was aimed at preventing the use of force by any one nation against others.
The stock market crashes causing the banks to close, which effected the whole economy; the Domino Effect. This put the country into a great recession or "Depression" as it was called.
German President Hindenberg appoints Hitler as Chancellor and ousting Von Scleichler.
This gave Hitler absolute power in Germany.
The Gestapo is established in Germany to maintain “order” throughout the country and especially during the war. They represent Hitler’s group of enforcers.
Political murders known as Operation Hummingbird, or the Night of the Long Knives, is carried throughout Germany and beyond. The action was seen as a purge against those who would politically oppose the ruling Nazi party.
Germany violates come contents of the Treaty of Versailles by militarizing the Rhineland. Under the treaty, Allied forces would occupy the Rhineland for fifteen years.
The Axis Powers or Axis Alliance is formed. Germany signs a treaty with Italy and Japan. The alliance would later be the main antagonists during WWII.
Nazi Germany completes the Annexation or Anschluss of Austria. Austria was the first country to be annexed by Hitler’s Germany.
Seen as a way of appeasing Nazi Germany, the Munich Agreement is signed by France, Italy, the UK, and Nazi Germany. The purpose of the agreement was to allow the annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland borders.
World War II begins when Nazi Germany invades Poland. France and Britain declare war on Germany.