Greater Anti-Comintern Pact
January 20 – King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years.
March 1: Hoover Dam is completed
March 1 – Construction of Hoover Dam is completed.
March 7 – In violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
March 9 – Pro-democratic militarist Keisuke Okada steps down as Prime Minister of Japan and is replaced by radical militarist Koki Hirota.
April 19 – The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine against the British government and opposition to Jewish immigration begins.
May 5 – Italian forces occupy Addis Ababa.
May 7 – Italy annexes Ethiopia.
May 9 – Italian East Africa is formed from the Italian territories of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland.
July 17 – The Army of Africa launches a coup d'état against the Second Spanish Republic, beginning the Spanish Civil War.
October 25 – Rome-Berlin Axis is formed.
November 3 – U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon. Farmers support Roosevelt.
November 25, 1936
POD edit: The Anti-Comintern Pact was an anti-Communist pact concluded between Nazi Germany, the Empire of Japan and Italy (later to be joined by other, mainly fascistic, governments)
POD: November 30
Germany under Hitler decides concentrate less on its failed efforts to increase relations with Britain sense it has taken no interest in joining the Anti-Comintern Pact. Instead Hitler takes more of an interest in Turkey seeing the country as the gate way to control of the middle east. Ataturk is invited to Berlin to talk about the future of economic interests between two countries. Germany being Turkeys number one economic trading partner. Hitler decides to use this fact to encourage Ataturk to become a full member of the Anti-Comintern pact. Ataturk brings up what he perceives to be the Italian threat to his country. Asking Hitler for a treaty to be signed between the two nation that would guarantee that Germany remain neutral in any conflict between the two nations. Before Turkey were to consider becoming a full member of the anti-Communist pact. Hitler agrees to sign Ataturk friend ship pact and Turkey becomes a fully fledged member of the anti-Communist pact. Hitler and Ataturk also agree to develop closer military cooperation to modernise Turkeys WW1 military but agree to commit nothing to paper in fear of upsetting Italy. France, Britain and the USSR are most upset with development and cut back ties accordingly.
POD base off TFP IN 1930s PDF doc
December 1 – Hitler makes it mandatory that Boys 10 to 18 join Hitler Youth
The British Parliament passes His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 on behalf of the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The King performs his last act as sovereign by giving royal assent to the Act.
Prince Albert, Duke of York, becomes King, reigning as King George VI.
The abdicated King Edward VIII, now HRH Prince Edward, makes a broadcast to the nation explaining his decision to abdicate. He leaves the country for Austria.
Turkeys acceptance into the Anti-Comintern Pact will be a great encouragement to other small countries who are think of joining the Anti-Comintern Pact later.
Finland (attacked by the USSR on 30 November 1939, starting the Winter War)
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