Between the wars timeline


Treaty of Versailles


A peace document was signed at the end of World War 1 by the allied, associated powers and Germany

Roaring Twenties

1920 - 1929

The roaring twenties, also known as the "Jazz Age", was characterised by new freedoms in social, economic and cultural aspects of life.

United States peace treaty with Germany


Since the United States didn't sign the treaty of Versailles, they made its own peace treaty with Germany

The Washington Conference


The Washington Conference was a military conference called by the United States president Warren G. Harding and was attended by Japan, China, United States, France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Britain and Netherlands. This conference was held so that the nine nations could work out security agreements in the Pacific area.

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

The Great Depression began after the stock market crashed. As prices and profits collapsed and banks failed, the USA, and then the world, entered a ten year economic slump.

Enabling act


The enabling act was a law passed by the Reichstag (German parliament) that gave Adolf Hitler the power to make rules without the involvement of the Reichstag.

Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany


Hitler comes to power in Germany

The Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

The Spanish civil war was a war between General Franco and the Spanish Republic. General Franco, successfully took control over Spain. A lot of different groups worked together with the Spanish Republic to try and stop him

Spanish Nationalists bomb Guernica


German bombers destroyed the ancient Basque capital.

Beginning of World War ll


Germany invades Poland, beginning World War ll