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  • Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Peace deal

    Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Only Madrid and a few other strongholds remained for the Republican forces. On 5 March 1939 the Republican army, led by the Colonel Segismundo Casado and the politician Julián Besteiro, rose against the prime minister Juan Negrín and formed the National Defence Council (Consejo Nacional de Defensa or CND) to negotiate a peace deal.




  • France
    Monday Mar 6, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Negrín fled to France

    France
    Monday Mar 6, 1939

    Negrín fled to France on 6 March, but the Communist troops around Madrid rose against the junta, starting a brief civil war within the civil war. Casado defeated them, and began peace negotiations with the Nationalists, but Franco refused to accept anything less than unconditional surrender.




  • Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Invade Prague

    Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    On 15 March 1939, in violation of the Munich accord and possibly as a result of the deepening economic crisis requiring additional assets, Hitler ordered the Wehrmacht to invade Prague, and from Prague Castle he proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.




  • Lithuania
    Monday Mar 20, 1939

    World War II

    1939 German ultimatum to Lithuania

    Lithuania
    Monday Mar 20, 1939

    Hitler also delivered 20 March 1939 ultimatum to Lithuania, forcing the concession of the Klaipėda Region, formerly the German Memelland.




  • Spain
    Sunday Mar 26, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists started a general offensive

    Spain
    Sunday Mar 26, 1939

    On 26 March, the Nationalists started a general offensive.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    Madrid fell to the Nationalists

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    On 28 March 1939, with the help of pro-Franco forces inside the city (the "fifth column" General Mola had mentioned in propaganda broadcasts in 1936), Madrid fell to the Nationalists.




  • Germany
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Offended by the British "guarantee"

    Germany
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Offended by the British "guarantee" on 31 March 1939 of Polish independence, he said, "I shall brew them a devil's drink".


  • Spain
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists occupied all Spanish territory

    Spain
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    On 28 March the Nationalists occupied Madrid and, by 31 March, they controlled all Spanish territory.


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