Between the wars timeline

Events

Treaty of Versailles

1919

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

1921

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

The Washington Conference

1921

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

1933

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

1933

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

1937

German bombers destroyed the ancient Basque capital.

Beginning of World War ll

1939

Germany invades Poland, beginning World War ll