Between 1936 and 1940, Hitler took over 11 zones, three of which cover a single country. In 1936, the Germans re-occupied the Rhineland. In 1938, they took over Austria and the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. In 1939, they took over Bohemia and Moravia, both also part of Czechoslovakia, as well as Poland. Then, in 1940, they took over Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and France.