Events Leading Up to WW2

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The Treaty of Versailles is signed

06/28/1919

Hitler becomes leader of Nazi Party

07/29/1921

Germany admitted to League of Nations

09/08/1926

Stock Market on Wall street crashes

10/29/1929

Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany.

12/14/1930

Franklin Roosevelt elected President of the United States.

11/08/1932

January 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.

01/30/1933

First concentration camp opened at Oranienburg outside Berlin.

03/12/1933

Enabling Act gives Hitler dictatorial power.

03/23/1933

Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party.

07/13/1933

Germany quits the League of Nations.

10/14/1933

Nazis murder Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss.

07/25/1934

German President Hindenburg dies.

08/02/1934

Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription.

03/16/1935

German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws.

09/15/1935

German troops occupy the Rhineland.

03/07/1936

Civil war erupts in Spain.

07/18/1936

June 11 - Soviet leader Josef Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.

06/11/1937

September 30 - British Prime Minister Chamberlain appeases Hitler at Munich.

09/30/1938

German troops occupy the Sudetenland; Czech government resigns.

10/15/1938

Nazis take Czechoslovakia

03/15/1939

Nazis sign 'Pact of Steel' with Italy.

05/22/1939

Nazis and Soviets sign Pact.

08/23/1939

Britain and Poland sign a Mutual Assistance Treaty.

08/25/1939

Nazis invade Poland.

09/01/1939