Italian, German and Japanese expansion

Germany

Saar Plebiscite

January 1935

The people of the Saar region voted fur reunification with Germany

Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland

March 1936

Violated the Versailles Treaty by doing this

Italy

Corfu Crisis

Approx. August 29, 1923 - September 27, 1923

Importance:
- First attempt at expansionism by Mussolini to expand to test limits and show aggression.
- Gave Mussolini popular support in Italy despite him failing to achieve his foreign political aims with it.

Italy annexes the Free State of Fiume

22 February 1924

Importance:
- First proper expansion

Albania becomes an Italian protectorate

Approx. November 27 1926

Importance:
- Same as the Corfu Crisis
- Showed that Mussolini was willing to expand
- Gained popular support

Colonization of Libya ends

1932

After a 13 year campaign, the Italian colony of Libya is subdued

Japan

Manchurian Crisis

September 18 1931 - February 18, 1932

Importance:
- Japan left League of Nations = Weakening of collective security.
- Western response showed that expansionism was possible.
- Gave Japan absolute control over significant resources.

Aims:
- Economy = Resources
- Colonization
- Regional dominance

Manchukuo is created

1934

Events