Chapter 4 (A Decade of Despair)

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N.Y stock market

1929

N.Y stock market crashes on Wall Street

R.B Bennett

1930

R.B Bennett becomes prime minister

Severe drought

1931

Severe drought devastates the Prairies

Japan invades

1931

Japan invades Manchuria

City dwellers

1931

City dwellers outnumber rural population for the first time in Canada

Cooperative Commonwealth

1932

Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) established

Unemployment hits

1933

Unemployment hits highest level

Federal relief

1933

Federal relief camps established

Hitler comes

1933

Hitler comes to power in Germany

On-to-Ottawa Trek

1935

On-to-Ottawa Trek occurs

Mackenzie King

1935

Mackenzie King is elected prime minister

Italy invades

1935

Italy invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Canadian Broadcasting

1936

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation established

Germany sends troops

1936

Germany sends troops into the Rhineland

Royal Commission

1937

Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations created

Germany annexes

1938

Germany annexes Austria

Kristallnacht takes place

1938

Kristallnacht takes place in Germany, as Nazi followers attack Jewish businesses

Germany invade

1939

Germany invade Czechoslovakia

Germany invades

1939

Germany invades Poland

Germany and Soviet Union

1939

Germany and Soviet Union sign non-aggression treaty