The Path To War. 1931. Japan Invades Manchuria – “The Rape Of Nanking”. 1934. August 1934: Hitler becomes Fuhrer. 1935. Hitler violates Treaty of Versailles by rearming Germany. October 1935: Mussolini invades Ethiopia. 1936.
Hitler violates Treaty of Versailles by rearming Germany
October 1935: Mussolini invades Ethiopia
March 1936: The Nazis begin their aggression by occupying the Rhineland.
July 1937: Japan sweeps into China.
March 1938: The Nazis march into Austria after its annexation.
Spring 1938: Immediately after the Austrian Anschluss, Hitler demands the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.
September 1938: Hitler meets with Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister, to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia at the Munich Conference.
Chamberlain declares “peace in our time.”
Munich was the height of appeasement.
“ Goose-stepping over the spineless.”
Hitler demands his next target,
the Danzig Corridor
March 1939: Britain announces it will defend Poland if Germany invades.
Poland refuses German demands.
September 1939: German Germany invades.Blitzkrieg crushes the Poles. World War II has begun.