How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles?
A brief timeline outling the ways in which Hitler challenged the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
1933: Hitler bans the Communist Party and puts its leaders into concentration camps.
1934: Hitler walks out of the Disarmament Conference and leaves the League of Nations.
1935: Increases the German Army to 500,000.
1936: Hitler marches the German Army back into the Rhineland.
1936 – 37: Germany signs the Anti-Comintern Pact with Italy and Japan, who agree to fight International Communism.
1938: Anschluss: Hitler forces Austria to join Germany.
1938: Annexes the Sudetenland through the Munich Agreement.
1939: Hitler increases the German Army to 950,000.
1939: Germany conquers Czechoslovakia.
1939: Nazi – Soviet Pact secretly agrees to divide Poland.
1939: Germany conquers Poland.
1940: Germany conquers Holland and Belgium.
1940: Germany conquers France.
Hitler's Foreign Policy Aims