Talk:Timeline of events preceding World War II

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This article makes no reference to military build up or governmental spending on armaments, whereas these are indicators of what was being planned at the time prior to WW II. Wloveral (talk) 12:11, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


this is about the timeline of world war II —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:49, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

march 1932[edit]

In this section of the article it is stated ' peace negotiations begin '. Between which powers start these negotiations about which event? (talk) 11:07, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

September 11

Spain leaves the League of Nations.

This entry is irrelevant to the article and fairly misleading. Spain didn't leave the LoN in 1926; it merely suspended its membership within the 2 years legally alloted by the LoN for countries to 'considerate' their membership and resumed its functions as a member in 1928. See Alguacil-Cuenca, Pedro (2006) España: De la Sociedad de Naciones a Naciones Unidas. The LoN assembly that discussed Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and the 1932 conference for disarm were held in Spain itself. Spain didn't leave the organization until 1939. Taken out.--Menah the Great (talk) 14:14, 25 July 2012 (UTC)


The relevance of many events is not obvious, and the entire purpose of this timeline is unclear.

A conventional timeline might emphasise the rise of Fascism and Axis acts of aggression, but this would be selective and partisan. It is quite true that other events were precursors of WW2, for example, the Winter War, but it is less clear why the death of Lenin is mentioned. Along with questionable inclusions, there are the omissions, the most glaring of which is WW1, which is universally agreed to have led to WW2.

I suggest that the timeline be trimmed down to the sequence of events that immediately precipitated war or be eliminated. We do not need to rehearse the rise of Hitler etc.--Jack Upland (talk) 11:33, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I also have questions about the scope of the article. Should it include all major events in the inter-war years or should it focus on events with bearing on World War II? It is also not 100% clear if the timeline is to be limited to the inter-war period or if it is to go back even further. The Meiji Restoration and the Unification of Germany in the 19th century are both events that eventually were important for World War II (without these two events, Germany and Japan would not be great powers capable of starting this war).--Sus scrofa (talk) 13:46, 15 September 2013 (UTC)