The Assassination (October 21, 1938 - October 24, 1938)
On October 21, 1938, a renegade Austrian named Johann Karl von Etterman assassinated Adolf Hitler during a military parade in Berlin. Afterwards, von Etterman fled from Germany to Switzerland. Hitler died on October 24, 1938.
The German Civil War Begins (October 24, 1938 - November 12, 1938)
After Hitler's death, Nazi officials began a power struggle, for who would be the next Führer. However, the Austrian rebels, taking advantage of the dire situation in Germany, took Vienna on October 28, and Salzburg on November 5. After these two victories, many Austrians felt like the Germans were weak, and joined the rebellion.
Meanwhile, the military began siding with different political figures, splitting up. On November 12, 1938, the Battle of Stuttgart, between supporters of Hermann Goring and Joseph Goebbels, was inconclusive, but this began the German Civil War.
International Response (November 12, 1938 - December 6, 1938)
From November 15 to November 27, Italian and Japanese leaders met to discuss the German crisis. They agreed that tighter security measures would be enacted in their own nations, while they wouldn't intervene in the German crisis. Meanwhile, on December 2, 1938, the League of Nations formed a peace-keeping force. This was joined by British, French, Russian, American, Belgian, Dutch and Polish forces. They marched into Germany on December 6.
The Crisis Continues
By the time the peacekeeping forces arrived, the Austrians were in control of all of Austria. On December 8, Austrian rebels moved into Germany, and on December 10, the Battle of Munich began. It lasted for 4 days before being captured by Austrian forces, mostly due to the disorganized German army. Meanwhile, in Germany, two sides had been narrowed down: Goring and Goebbels. Goebbels attacked Goring forces in the Siege of Leipzig, beginning on December 18. And Goebbels forces attacked Goring forces in the siege of Dresden, beginning on December 29.
The peacekeeping force, on January 5, 1939 attempted to arrest Goebbels and Goring. However, their forces worked together to stop the peacekeeping force. Even though the peacekeeping force won a decisive victory on January 5, Goebbels and Goring had escaped.
Meanwhile, on January 9, von Etterman was found in Switzerland. Both Goebbels and Goring ordered him to be handed over, but to everyone's surprise, Switzerland refused. Goebbels and Goring both sent their forces to attack Switzerland, but, due to infighting, were defeated in the Battle of Zurich on January 18, but Switzerland exited it's neutrality and declared war on Germany, siding with the Austrian rebels. The Germans retreated to Freiburg, in their own territory.
On January 23, the Battle of Freiburg resulted in another inconclusive result, but both sides took heavy losses. However, on January 25, Goring was found by Goebbels forces, and was turned in to peacekeeping forces on January 28.
However, on January 29, the Austrians took Augsburg, and the Swiss began to move into Germany. On February 10, they took Ulm.
On February 15, Goring declared an armistice, and on