World War Two Time Line

Timeline created by rbb4043
In History
  • Sides in the War

    Allied Powers- USA, Great Britain, Russia, France
    Axis Powers- Germany, Japan, Italy
  • Adolf Hitler ignores the stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles

    Adolf Hitler ignores the stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone beside the Rhine River in western Germany previously inhabited by the allied powers. Hitler easily reconquers the land and is allowed to keep it in an act of appeasement.
  • Hitler crossed the border into Austria

    Hitler crossed the border into Austria
    Hitler crossed the border into Austria, conquering the county and bringing under the German flag. The event became known as the Anschluss, and further fueled Hitler's hunger for power.
  • Great Britain Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Germany

    Great Britain Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Germany to discuss Germany's desired acquisition of the Sudetenland, a Czech land consisting of mostly ethnic Germans. France and Italy also participated in the negotiations. As a result, the Munich Pact was signed, appeasing Hitler and granting him and Germany the Sudetenland.
  • Representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met

    Representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. The pact guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other, thus protecting Germany from fighting a two-front war like in WW1. The Soviets gained land in the deal.
  • Hitler and Germany invade Poland

    Hitler and Germany invade Poland. The Allied Powers warned Hitler that invading Poland would result in war, and thus WW2 officially starts.
  • German­ Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.

     German­ Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.
    German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vyacheslav Molotov, sign the German­ Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.
  • Hitler begins his Western offensive

    Hitler begins his Western offensive
    Hitler begins his Western offensive, sending his forces into Holland and Belgium. Winston Churchill also becomes the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
  • Adolf Hitler and Germany overran France

    Adolf Hitler and Germany overran France, giving them a stunning victory over the European nation. France was forced to sign an armistice just eight days after German forces overtook Paris.
  • Germany invaded the Soviet Union

    Germany invaded the Soviet Union
    Germany invaded the Soviet Union less than two years after the German­Soviet Pact was signed. More than three million German soldiers took part in the invasion as well as over 650,000 troops from Germany’s allies, Finland and Romania.