German Expansion Timeline

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In History
  • Hitler discusses his future plans for Germany

    Hitler discusses his future plans for Germany
    Hitler met secretly with his top military advisors in secret to discuss his plan for Germany. In hope to help Germany grow, Hitler believed the best tactic was to must take advantage of the land near them, like Austria and Czechoslovakia; absorbing them into the Third Reich.
  • Hitler takes over Austria

    Hitler takes over Austria
    German troops marched into Austria without a person in sight trying to stop them. This was because the majority of the population(specifically 6 million) were Germans, who had no problem with the unification of Germany.
  • Hitler meets with France and England's leaders in Munich

    Hitler meets with France and England's leaders in Munich
    French Premier, Edouard Daladier, and British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain met with Hitler in Munich, where he declared that the annexation of the Sudetenland would be his last territorial demand. With hopes to avoid war, both the French and British chose to believe Hitler and sign the Munich agreement.
  • Hitler destroys Czechoslovakia

    Hitler destroys Czechoslovakia
    Hitler still in the works of expanding the Third Reich, he had German troops once again invaded Czechoslovakia. Already a disaster zone Hitler's troops finished it off. By nightfall, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.
  • Germany and the Soviet Union signed two pacts

    Germany and the Soviet Union signed two pacts
    Hitler and Stalin signed a non-aggression pact, which stated that they would be at peace with each other. The second pact allowed them permission to get an equal part of Poland.
  • German Air Force bombs Poland

    German Air Force bombs Poland
    The German Air force dropped bombs all over Poland, except the countryside. They bombed cities, military bases, airfields, and railroads. On the countryside German Troops stormed in with tanks, installing fear, and confusion among the people. Yet this horrific attack on Poland was just a test on Germanys new military strategy called, " Blitzkrieg".
  • The Start of WW2

    The Start of WW2
    Two days later after the bombing of Poland, Britain, and France declared war on Germany.
  • Hitler launches a surprise invasion on Denmark and Norway

    Hitler launches a surprise invasion on Denmark and Norway
    Hitler purposely bombed his neighboring countries with underlying intention to build bases to invade England.
  • Hitler surrenders

    Hitler surrenders
    The day finally came when Hitler surrendered; on his own terms. Germans would take control of northern France. A government controlled by the Nazi's would take over Southern France.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    During the Battle of Britain the Royal Air Force and German planes went head to head in the sky. RAF was able to defeat the Germans by causing many casualties forcing Hitler to call of the invasion.