German Steps to War Occupy the Saar Occupy the Rhineland The Anschlus (peaceful annex of Austria) Occupy the Sudetenland (given by G.B.) Taking All of Czechoslovakia THE INVASION OF POLAND!!!!! Denmark, Romania, Bulgaria and Norway all fall.
Nazi-Soviet Pact Germany and the USSR agree to divide Poland in half and leave each other alone.
Invasion of Poland The first use of blitzkrieg The official start of World War II
Blitzkrieg “Lightning War” Strike at the weakest point in a line Use all types of power quickly and with coordination Get behind the lines and cause chaos
The Phoney War September 1939 – May 1940 England and France have declared war on Germany, but nothing happens on the western front.
The Maginot Line A 700 mile long series of fortresses and defensive structures built by the French.