Hitler's Foreign Policy

This timeline shows the steps that Nazi Germany took on the way to starting World War II

1933-01-30 00:00:00

Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

Becomes dictator by September 1934 and announces foreign policy aims. He almost immediately began rearming the German military.

1933-10-23 00:58:30

Hitler leaves the International Disarmament Conference

Hitler cites France's refusal to disarm as an excuse to leave the conference. The conference completely collapses by January 1934.

1934-01-26 00:00:00

10 Year non-aggression pact with Poland

This helped to secure Germany's eastern border, allowing him the opportunity to rearm.

1934-07-25 00:00:00

Attempted Anschluss

Following the assassination of Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, there were fears that Hitler would seek to united Germany with Austria. The threat only disappeared when Mussolini mobilized his forces along the Italian border with Austria.

1935-01-13 23:28:30

The Saar plebiscite

As agreed at the Treaty of Versailles, a plebiscite (public vote) on the future of the Saar was held. The coal rich region chose to rejoin Germany.

1935-06-18 00:00:00

Anglo-German Naval Agreement

Britain agreed that Germany could possess a navy that did not exceed 35% of the British navy. This undermined a key provision of the Treaty of Versailles.

1936-03-07 23:28:30

Remilitarization of the Rhineland

Hitler took a great risk in sending his troops into the Rhineland, which had been demilitarized under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles since 1919.

1936-07-17 17:39:39

Spanish Civil War

War broke out between the Republicans (who were communist) and the Nationalists (who were Fascist).

1936-11-25 23:21:37

Anti-Comintern Pact

Germany and Japan signed an alliance promising to limit communist influence around the world in 1936. Italy entered into the pact in 1937. The 3 countries became known as the Axis powers.

1938-03-12 23:21:37

Anschluss with Austria

Germany and Austria unite, forbidden under the Terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

1938-04-24 23:21:37

Sudetenland Crisis

Hitler now turned his attention to the rich industrial Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia, which contained many ethnic Germans.

1939-03-15 23:21:37

Hitler invades the rest of Czechoslovakia

Hitler broke his promise and invade the rest of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France made a guarantee to declare war if Germany invaded Poland.

1939-08-23 23:21:37

Nazi-Soviet Pact

Hitler signs non-aggression pact with Stalin.

1939-09-01 23:21:37

Germany invades Poland

Hitler ordered his troops over the Polish border on 1st of September 1939. Two days later Britain and France declared war.

Hitler's Foreign Policy

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