November 1918
World War One Ends – Millions are dead.
January 1919 – Leaders of USA, Britain and
France meet at Versailles to decide the fate of
Germany.
June 1919 – Germany forced to sign the Treaty
of Versailles. They hate the terms and condemn
the Treaty as too harsh.
June 1919 – Germany loses territory
and the Rhineland is demilitarised.
April 1921 – Germany’s reparations set
at 6.6 Billion Pounds
November 1920 – The League of
Nations met for the first time –USA,
Russia or Germany were not members
August 1924 – The Dawes Plan (The
USA lends money to Germany to help
ease reparations burden)
August 1928 – Kellogg-Briand Pact (Ten
years after the end of WWI 85 nations
promise not to wage aggressive wars).
October 1929: Wall Street Crash triggers
the worst global economic depression in
history.
1929 ?: The Great Depression – within a
few years there were 6 million unemployed
in Germany.
Early 1930s: Dictators in Germany, Japan
and Italy plan to solve their economic
problems by invading other territories.
October 1935: Italian dictator Mussolini
invades Abyssinia.
October 1935: The League of Nations does
not support Abyssinian Emperor Haile
Selassie
March 1936: Hitler ignores the Treaty of
Versailles and reoccupies the Rhineland.
No one stops him.
September 1931 – Japanese troop begin
their invasion of Manchuria, China. No one
stops them.
Early 1930s – Britain follows an
appeasement policy (giving into bullies to
avoid conflict)
July 1936 – German air force practice for
war by destroying towns in Spain. No one
stops them.
March 1938 – German troops ignore Treaty
of Versailles and invade Austria. No one
stops him.
September 1938 – Hitler signs the Munich
Agreement and promises to NOT invade
Czechoslovakia.
March 1939– Germany invades
Czechoslovakia.
August 1939 – Nazi Germany and
Soviet Union sign non-aggression Pact
September 3, 1939: Germany launches
‘blitzkrieg’ (Lightning War) against
Poland.
May to June 1940 – Hitler’s army
invades Western Europe, forcing mass
evacuation of British soldiers.
May 1940 – Winston Churchill
becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
Vows to stop Hitler.
June 1941 – Hitler launches Operation
Barbarossa (a surprise attack on
Russia)
December 7 1941– Japan’s attack on
Pearl Harbour brings the USA into the
war
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  1. 1. November 1918 World War One Ends – Millions are dead.
  2. 2. January 1919 – Leaders of USA, Britain and France meet at Versailles to decide the fate of Germany.
  3. 3. June 1919 – Germany forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles. They hate the terms and condemn the Treaty as too harsh.
  4. 4. June 1919 – Germany loses territory and the Rhineland is demilitarised.
  5. 5. April 1921 – Germany’s reparations set at 6.6 Billion Pounds
  6. 6. November 1920 – The League of Nations met for the first time –USA, Russia or Germany were not members
  7. 7. August 1924 – The Dawes Plan (The USA lends money to Germany to help ease reparations burden)
  8. 8. August 1928 – Kellogg-Briand Pact (Ten years after the end of WWI 85 nations promise not to wage aggressive wars).
  9. 9. October 1929: Wall Street Crash triggers the worst global economic depression in history.
  10. 10. 1929 ?: The Great Depression – within a few years there were 6 million unemployed in Germany.
  11. 11. Early 1930s: Dictators in Germany, Japan and Italy plan to solve their economic problems by invading other territories.
  12. 12. October 1935: Italian dictator Mussolini invades Abyssinia.
  13. 13. October 1935: The League of Nations does not support Abyssinian Emperor Haile Selassie
  14. 14. March 1936: Hitler ignores the Treaty of Versailles and reoccupies the Rhineland. No one stops him.
  15. 15. September 1931 – Japanese troop begin their invasion of Manchuria, China. No one stops them.
  16. 16. Early 1930s – Britain follows an appeasement policy (giving into bullies to avoid conflict)
  17. 17. July 1936 – German air force practice for war by destroying towns in Spain. No one stops them.
  18. 18. March 1938 – German troops ignore Treaty of Versailles and invade Austria. No one stops him.
  19. 19. September 1938 – Hitler signs the Munich Agreement and promises to NOT invade Czechoslovakia.
  20. 20. March 1939– Germany invades Czechoslovakia.
  21. 21. August 1939 – Nazi Germany and Soviet Union sign non-aggression Pact
  22. 22. September 3, 1939: Germany launches ‘blitzkrieg’ (Lightning War) against Poland.
  23. 23. May to June 1940 – Hitler’s army invades Western Europe, forcing mass evacuation of British soldiers.
  24. 24. May 1940 – Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain. Vows to stop Hitler.
  25. 25. June 1941 – Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa (a surprise attack on Russia)
  26. 26. December 7 1941– Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour brings the USA into the war

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