On January 30, 1933, pressured by former Chancellor Franz von Papen and other staunch conservatives, President Hindenburg had finally appointed Hitler Chancellor. Within only a few month, Germany became a totalitarian state.
On March 12, 1938, German troops marched into Austria, shortly after an overwhelming majority voted in favor of annexation to the German Reich. The same year, the Sudetenland, the parts of Czechoslovakia inhabited Germans, was annexed. In 1939, German troops first marched into Prague and then in September into Warsaw. […]