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|1936-07-17||1939-04-01||Spanish Civil War|
The Spanish Civil war becomes a test case for modern warfare motivated by extreme left/right ideology.
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|1936-03-07||Occupation of Rhineland|
Hilter abandons any pretence of adhering to Treaty of Versailles and sends troops to take control of the Rhineland.
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|1935-10-03||1936-05-07||Italy conquers Abyssinia|
World opinion railes against Italian aggression in North Africa. The League of Nations (created after WW1 to avoid international conflict) fails to influence Italian policy.
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Hitler combines the offices of president and chancellor, naming himself Fuhrer.
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Completing the transition to a totalitarian regime, all other political parties in Germany are outlawed.
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|1933-03-23||Rule by Decree|
Reichstag passes legislation giving Hitler unprecedented power to rule by Decree. Germany effectively becomes a one party Nazi state.
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Fears of Communist uprising is fueled by a fire in the Reichstag.
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|1933-01-30||Hitler becomes Chancellor|
Following a political impass, Hilter becomes the Chancellor of Germany.
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|1932-04-10||Hindenburg defeats Hitler|
Field Marshal von Hindenburg defeats Adolf Hitler in presidential election.
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|1932-04-10||Nazis gain pre-eminance|
The Nazi party becomes the largest party in the Reichstag.
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