<< 1934 World War II Timeline 1936 >>
: French Prime Minister Pierre Laval
signs an agreement with Benito Mussolini
, promising that France will not intervene in Italy's African conquests, despite a 1906
Anglo-French pact to exclude Rome
: The Saarland
votes overwhelmingly in favor of rejoining Germany; 90% of those voting supported the measure.
: The Reich expands for the first time, reabsorbing the Saar
announces the existence of the Luftwaffe
, the German air force
: Military service becomes compulsory in Germany.
: The Japanese puppet state
purchases the Chinese Eastern Railway
from the USSR
: Triumph des Willens
(Triumph of the Will
), one of the seminal
works of Nazi propaganda
, premiers in Berlin
: Due to increasing Italian aggression against Ethiopia
, the African
nation petitions the League of Nations
to take action.
: Stanley Baldwin
becomes Prime Minister
: Japan demands that China remove its military forces from Beijing
: The leader of the Communist
forces in China
, Mao Zedong
, urges a "united people's front" against Japanese agression.
ratify the Anglo-German Naval Agreement
, limiting the tonnage
of the German navy to a mere 35% of the British fleet.
- United States
: Franklin D. Roosevelt
signs the 1935 Neutrality Act
with the aim of keeping the nation out of a second war
: Samuel Hoare
, Foreign Secretary
, urges the League of Nations
to take action regarding the Italian military buildup on the Ethiopian
: The Nuremberg Laws
, designed to acheive "racial purity", are passed by the German Reichstag
, stripping Jews of all rights and legalizing their persecution
. Jews are prohibited from sexual relations and marriage with non-Jewish Germans. The swastika
is officially incorporated into the German flag.
mobilizes its hopelessly outmatched military.
fully invades Ethiopia
invokes the Neutraliy Act
, erecting arms embargoes against Italy
: Italy captures Adowa
: The League of Nations
adopts sanctions against Italy for their aggression in Africa.
: The Japanese government demands that China move to suppress Communism
and all anti-Japanese activities in that country.
: The fortress of Makkale
falls to the Italians.
: The Philippine Islands
become a commonwealth
of the United States
: Chiang Kai-Shek
is elected to chair
the Chinese National Government
: Samuel Hoare
and Pierre Laval
sign a secret pact, recognizing Italy's claim to large sections of Ethiopian territory.
: The Hoare-Laval Pact
: Two Chinese provinces
, are declared to be autonomous
by the Japanese.
: Samual Hoare
is replaced by Anthony Eden
as the British Foreign Secretary.
: The Italian commander in the region, Marshal Badoglio
, orders the use of dichlorodiethyl sulfide gas
against the Ethiopian defenders.
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