World War 2 (Canadian History)

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Events

Japan invades Manchuria

1931
  • Japan Tests the League
  • Problem: Japan has a large Population and little land
  • Result: Shortage of food, Social unrest

LEAGUE DOES NOTHING

Hitler declared Chancellor

1932

NAZI most popular political party

The Reichstag Fire

1933
  • german parliament burned to the ground
  • communists took blame
  • Hitler uses it to gain support in banning the communist party

The Night of the Long Knives

June 30 1934
  • Hilter needed SS army, but they did not like Hitler's front man, Rohm
  • Hitler and SS (stormtroopers) kill 1000 SA (German Military) and its front man, Rohm

- Army supports Hilter

Italy Invades Ethiopia

October 1935
  • Mussolini wanted to expand Italian borders
  • Ethiopian Army had NO chance

LEAGUE DOES NOTHING

Hitler Invades Rhineland

March 7 1936
  • Hitler Tests the League
  • Alliance between Italy and Germany formed

LEAGUE DOES NOTHING

Japan Invades China (war)

1937 - 1938
  • Japan Tests the League

LEAGUE DOES NOTHING

The Munich Agreement

September 29 1938
  • was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation "Sudetenland" was coined.
  • failed act of appeasement

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

1939
  • agreement saying that if war happens, the USSR and German forces would not fight against each other
  • they would split Poland equally

MS ST Louis

1939
  • 907 Jewish refugees from Germany seek refuge in Canada
  • Canada (and many other countries) says no
  • Some able to refuge in European countries, many died

Pact of Steel Formed

May 22 1939
  • Alliance between Italy and Germany
  • The Rome-Berlin Axis
  • Significant: Shows Italy's transition between sides, originally ally of Germany, then Britain, then Germany again

LEAGUE DOES NOTHING

Hitler Invades Poland

September 1 1939
  • 1.5 million troops on foot
  • German Luftwaffe (airforce) bomb airfields
  • German war ships and U-boats bomb navy base
  • claims it was a defensive action, however, Britain and France were not convinced
  • Hitler uses propaganda to victimize Germans in Poland
  • Stages fake attack (Act of Aggression)
  • Britain and France give Hitler a chance to withdraw, but he doesn't
  • Blitzkrieg in Poland begins (lightning war)

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939