Hitler sent his troops into the Rhineland, on the French border. The Nazi-Germany signed a pact of friendship with fascist Italy.
Japan joined the Axis power.
Hitler threatened to invade Austria if the Austrian government would not concede power to the Nazis.
A conference in Munich at which Franc and Italy were also present.
Treaty of nonaggression
The Nazi-Germany and the Soviet Union signed a treaty of nonaggression.
German radio station is attacked
31 August 1939
An attack on a German radio station near the Polish border. The German radio news announced that Polish soldiers had killed Germans and had destroyed the station. A few hours later the German army invaded Poland.
Germany occupied Denmark and Norway.
The Germans started the occupation in the Netherlands.
Hitler starts a blitzkrieg
May 10 1940
Hitler started a blitzkrieg against the Netherlands, Belgium and France.