The Rise of Fascism in Italy, National Socialism in Germany, the Spanish Civil War, and the expansion of Nazi Germany (13 March 1938)
Historical Map of Europe
1937 saw further global disruption with the Japanese invasion of China. In March 1938, German troops entered Hitler's homeland of Austria, where they were greeted by the local population. The next day, Hitler announced the German annexation of Austria. Again this was in breach of the Treaty of Versailles and again Britain and France did nothing.