World War II

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Hitler abolished trade unions

May 1933

Hitler outlawed the Social Democratic Party

June 1933

Nuremberg Laws

1935

Hitler declared that Germany was no longer bound by the Treaty of Versailles

March 1935

Hitler invaded the Rhineland

March 7, 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

October 1935

Austria is made a province of the Third Reich

March 1938

Germany takes over Sudetenland

September 1938

Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

November 9, 1938

Hitler invades Czechoslovakia

March 1939

Czech independence ends

Germany and the USSR sign a nonaggression pact

August 23, 1939

Germany Invades Poland

September 1, 1939

French Government quits

September 1, 1939

Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain

September 1, 1939

Germans Advance to the outskirts of Warsaw

September 8, 1939

Poland surrenders

September 27, 1939

Battle of France

May 10, 1940 - June 22, 1940

Dutch surrender

May 14, 1940

French cabinet signs an armistice

June 22, 1940

Signed in the same railway car the Weimar Republic signed the armistice that ended WWI

The Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

British Victory

The Luftwaffe began massive attacks on British military instalations

August 1940

Hitler called off this invasion-the radar and the courage of British fighter pilots saved Britain

The Blitz occurs in Britain

August 1940 - September 1940

Bombing of London and surrounding cities by the Luftwaffe

Germany strikes at Greece and Yugoslavia

April 6, 1941

Operation Barbarossa Starts

June 1941

Germany launched their offensive over a Russian front

June 22, 1941

The Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow

October 2, 1941 - January 7,1942

Soviet Victory