The Germans wanted a faster approach into Northern France. Belgium had decided to remain neutral during World War I but Germany was very upset at this decision. In order to remain in power, the Rape of Belgium took place allowing Germany to have the agreement of Belgian allies in the war. === === The above answer does not make sense.
They Invaded Belgium on their way to France
They invaded at the beginning of the war through Belgium
they did not invade sweden
No, it was in 1939.
In the past the Germans have invaded many countries, but the neutral country invasion that angered Americans most was the invasion of Belgium.
They went through Belgium to invade France.
Yes, Dutch did invade England in 1688. In the second world war the netherlands had nothing to do with the war. They where neutral. Germany decided due to heavy resistance on the belgium and french border to invade the netherlands first. Also the Netherlands had no part in trying to invade England in the second world war. You got the germans and dutch mixed up.
The Germans invaded as many as 15 countries. First, they invaded the Rhineland, then Czechoslovakia, the Saarland, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Yugoslavia, Greece, Libya, Crete, and a large part of the Soviet Union.
To get to France Germanies troops had to march through Belgium.
9 April 1940
1 Sept 1939
September 1st 1939.
Through the Belgian Ardennes.
The Germans did this in both world wars.
Belgium declared neutrality prior to the war but Germany needed to invade to get to France. Unlike many European monarchies, the King of Belgium stayed in the country and collaborated to a degree with the Germans. Many Flemish nationalists saw the invasion as a chance to separate from the Walloon dominated Kingdom and actually helped the Germans.
The question as posed does not really make sense. It was the Russian defense of Serbia against Austria-Hungary's invasion that started World War 1. The German declaration of war against Russia then triggered the alliance of the Triple Entente, expanding the reach of the conflict. Once the Triple Entente was involved, the Germans wanted to invade France. But in order to do so and outflank the French forces on the German/French border, they had to invade the north of France, going first through Belgium. So Belgium was the first country to be invaded.