Europe 1936: Remilitarization of the Rhineland

In late 1935, Italy launched an invasion of Ethiopia in defiance of the League of Nations. Hitler took advantage of this crisis to move German forces into the Rhineland. Despite the fact that this act was in breach of Treaty of Versailles, Britain and France did nothing.

Main Events

12–16 Feb 1934 February Uprising in Austria

February Uprising in Austriain wikipedia

13 Jan 1935 Saar votes to rejoin Germany

Saar votes to rejoin Germanyin wikipedia

3 Oct 1935 Outbreak of Second Italo-Ethiopian War

At 5:00 am Italian troops under General Emilio de Bono crossed the Mareb River from Eritrea into Ethiopia. On the same day, Italian forces in Somalia began a series of attacks across the Ogaden into southern and eastern Ethiopia. In response to these undeclared Italian invasions, Ethiopia declared war on wikipedia

7 Mar 1936 Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland

Germany remilitarizes the Rhinelandin wikipedia