The Events Leading Up to WWII

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The Events Leading Up to WWII

The Events Leading up to WWII

A timeline of the events that led to World War 2 from 1933-1938

Time Line


A New Chancellor

June 30-July 2. Political murders known as Operation Hummingbird, or the Night of the Long Knives, is carried throughout Germany and beyond. The action was seen as a purge against those who would politically oppose the ruling Nazi party.Aug. 2. After a long wait, Hitler receives the Führer of Germany title, making him chancellor and head of state.

Oct. 25. The Axis Powers or Axis Alliance is formed. Germany signs a treaty with Italy and Japan. The alliance would later be the main antagonists during WWII.

Mar. 13. Nazi Germany completes the Annexation or Anschluss of Austria. Austria was the first country to be annexed by Hitler’s Germany.Sept. 30. Seen as a way of appeasing Nazi Germany, the Munich Agreement is signed by France, Italy, the UK, and Nazi Germany. The purpose of the agreement was to allow the annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland borders.

Jan. 30. German President Hindenberg appoints Hitler as Chancellor and ousting Von Scleichler.


A New Fuhrer


The Axis Powers



Marco Polo Incident

The First Annexation

July 7. Marco Polo Bridge Incident is a battle between the Chinese and Japanese armies and is seen as the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.


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