Sub-Saharan Africa 1939
Spanish Civil War in Africa
In July 1936 the Spanish Civil War broke out, with the Spanish Nationalists quickly seizing power in Spanish Morocco. The ...
End of Czechoslovakia
The 1938 Munich Agreement did not end German expansionism. In March 1939, Hitler encouraged the breakup of what was left ...
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
The late 1930s saw international stability further deteriorate, with a Japanese invasion of China followed by the German seizure of ...
In August 1939, Germany surprised the world by signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop_Pact with the Soviet Union. Formally, this was a non-aggression ...
East Asia 1939
A second Soviet-Japanese dispute broke out on the Mongolian border in May 1939, culminating in the Soviet defeat of Japanese ...
the Arctic 1939
Outbreak of World War II
While Norway and Denmark were disputing ownership of Eastern Greenland, Japan invaded Manchuria and Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. By ...
Invasion of Poland
The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop_Pact in August 1939 removed the threat from Russia, allowing Hitler to invade Poland on 1 ...
South America 1939
Declaration of Panama
In 1939, World War II broke out in Europe. In response, the United States and the other neutral nations of ...
On 23 August 1939, even while it was fighting Japan on the Mongolian border, the Soviet Union shocked the world ...
Southern Asia 1939
World War II and the Day of Deliverance
When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, the Viceroy of India followed Britain by declaring war on ...