World War II Timeline

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Versailles officially ends World War II

June 28, 1919

Mussolini rises to power

1922

Japanese troops invade Manchuria

September 10, 1931

Hitler becomes leader of Germany

August 2, 1934

Italy attacks Ethiopia

January 7, 1935

German troops reoccupy the Rhineland

March 7, 1936

German and Italian troops join Franco in the Spanish Civil War

1937

Germany annexes Austria(Anschluss)

March 12, 1938

The Munich agreement is signed

September 30, 1938

Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-agression pact

August 23, 1939

Great Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3, 1939

The Soviets invade eastern Poland

September 17, 1939

Germany invades western Poland

May 10, 1940