Events Leading to up World War II

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Versailles Treaty June 1919

June 1919

France occupies the Ruhr

January 1923

Locarno Agreements

October 1925

Onset of Great Depression in Europe

March 1931

Hitler comes to power

January 1933

Germany withdraws from League of Nations

October 1933

Hitler renounces disarmament, starts an air force, and begins conscription

March 1935

Outbreak of Spanish Civil War

July 1935

Mussolini attacks Ethiopia

October 1935

Germany reoccupies and remilitarizes the Rhineland

March 1936

Formation of the Rome-Berlin Axis

October 1936

Anschluss with Austria

March 1938

Munich Conference and partition of Czechoslavakia

September 1938

Hitler occupies Prague

March 1939

France and Great Britain guarantee Polish independance

March 1939

Nazi-Soviet Pact

August 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Events of World War II

Hitler invades Poland

September 1 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Hitler invades Denmark

May 1940

Hilter invades Belgium

May 1940

Hitler invades Norway

May 1940

Hitler invades Holland

May 1940

British forces push back to the beach at Dunkirk

May 25 1940

France surrenders

June 22 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10 1940 - October 31 1940

Tripartite Pact allies Germany, Japan and Italy

September 22 1940

Italy defeated in North Africa

December 1940

Hitler invades Russia- Operation Barbarossa

June 22 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

United States and Great Britain declare war on Japan

December 8 1941

Battle of Midway

June 1942

Battle of El Alamein

October 23 1942

Battle of Stalingrad

November 1942

Axis forces surrender North Africa

May 12 1943

Allies invade Sicily

July 1943

Italy surrenders

September 3 1943

Allies hold Tehran Conference

November 1943

Operation Overlord- D-Day

June 6 1944

Paris liberated

August 25 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 1944

Mussolini captured and executed

April 28 1945

Hitler commits sucide

April 30 1945

Germany surrenders

May 4 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9 1945

Japan surrenders

August 14 1945