Diplomatic wrangling rages over Europe during the summer of 1939.
Britain and France are finished giving in to Hitler.
Hitler's sabre rattling earns him Austria and the Munich Agreement.
Europe 1933-1937: Ethiopia, Rhineland, Spanish Civil War.
The Nazi Party implements Hitler's vision as written in Mein Kampf.
Hitler, now in power, removes his enemies and defies the international community.
Japan struggles to define its policy on China, but events take the decision out the military's hands.
Japan continues to expand their operations into China and find themselves facing Chairman Mao, backed by the Soviet Union and Chiang Kai Shek.
Japan is opened up to western ways, but the government loses control of the military. Covers from 1853 to 1936.
Episode covers the first 10 years of Mussolini as Dictator.