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Rom.-Berl. Ax.-Dnkr

Rome-Berline Axis -> Dunkirk

Rome-Berlin Axis Coalition formed in 1936 between Italy and Germany. An agreement formulated by Italy’s foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano informally linking the two fascist countries; was reached on October 25, 1936.
Hitler Annexes Austria-Anschluss 1938 Hitler attacks Austria's Jews, but Austria welcomed him into their country.
Czech Crisis Hitler promised protection for Germans outside of Reich but instead took over.
1938 Hitler abolishes War Ministry, creates(High Command of the Armed Forces), gives him direct control of German military. Sacks polit. and military leaders that disagree w/ him. General Werner von Fritsch resigns, replaced by General Walther von Brauchitsch.
Sudetenland West Czechoslovakia.
Munich Conference-Sept. 1938 Signing of the Munich Agreement which arranged for Sudenten territories transferred to Germany.
Appeasement Policy meant to avoid war.
Nevil Chamberlain-"Peace for our time." British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in his speech concerning the Munich Agreement and the Anglo-German Declaration
Danzig and the Polish Corridor Territory in the region of Pomerelia (formerly part of West Prussia) which provided the Second Republic of Poland (1920–1939) with access to the Baltic Sea, thus dividing the bulk of Germany from the province of East Prussia.
Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression pact-August 1939 Treaty between Hitler and Stalin agreeing to avoid war or armed conflict and resolve their disputes through peaceful negotiations.
German Invasion of Poland-September 1939 Invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe.
Blitzkrieg Lightning war. All-mechanized force concentration of tanks, infantry, artillery and air power, concentrating overwhelming force at high speed to break through enemy lines, and, once the latter is broken, proceeding without regard to its flank.
The Maginot Line Line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defences, which France constructed along its borders with Germany and Italy, in light of its experience in World War I, and in the run-up to World War II.
The Phoney war- "Fitzkrieg" In the months after Britain's declaration of war on Germany in September 1939 the various European powers had declared war on one another but neither side had committed to launching a significant attack
German Invasion of France-May 1940 Ended the Phoney War.
Dunkirk Where British staged a heroic retreat for France.
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