17 Dec 1936
  • Communist Party of China sent a delegation to Xi'an under the urging of Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Xi'an Incident | CPC]
  • In Spain, the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unification Marxist [Revolutionary (i.e. anti-Stalanist) Communists]) was ousted from the Generalitat (Catalan Government) by the Communists. ww2dbase [AC]
  • In a secret meeting, Hermann Göring told leading German industrialists that the war to which Germany was preparing for was on the horizon. ww2dbase [Hermann Göring | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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