Between Wars

By alerod2
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    Weimar Republic

    In 1919 a new recublic emergered from the German Rebuplic. A national assembly convened in Weimar and a new constitution for the German Reich was written, then adopted it on August 11th Germany's period of liberal democracy lapsed in the early 1930s, leading to the ascent of the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler in 1933. The Weimar Republic one of the most creative and crucial periods in the twentieth century and serves as a significant case study of the critical problems of our own time.
  • Versailles Treaty

    The signing of the Treaty of Versailles ened World War I on June 28, 1919. Treaty was written by the Allies with no concent of the Germans. Germans felt that they were the grived party and that the treaty was unfair. Not only did the Treaty of Versailles end a war, but it provoked another one.
  • Mussolini Takes Over

    Benito Mussolini got his power in the start of World War I as a leading proponent of Facism. In 1922 he became prime minister. Mussolini asocciated with Hitler. He depended on the Germans to boost up his leadtership during World War I.
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    Beer Hall Putsch, Mein Kampf

    On November 8 to November 9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and his followers presented the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. A fail to takeover the government in Bavaria. Hitler and his follower wanted to seize power and launch a more larger revolution against the Weimar Republic.
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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression began in 1929 and ended on 1939 It was the most long lasting and deepest economic downturn in history. Over the next few years, spending and investments decressed. This lead to industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers.
  • Stalin Gains Power

    Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower. Once he gained his power Stalin had enimes executed.
  • Reichstag Fire

    On February 27, 1933, the German parliament building caught on fire due to arson. The government stated that the fire was part of a Communist effort to overthrow the state.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    In 1933 Adolf Hitler is names Chancellor. Hitller states that he will pull Germany up. Hitler's popularity grew
  • Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Race Laws started on September 15, 1935. They laid the official grounds for the persecution of Jews. Hitler justified the laws by stating that the “legal regulation of the problem” of Jews in Germany was the only way to stop the “defensive actions of the enraged population”
  • Munich Conference

    On 1938, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, French Premier Edouard Daladier, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sign the Munich Pact, which states that the fate of Czechoslovakia, handing it over to Germany to show peace. The meeting was to show that they had come to "peace".
  • Sudentenland/ Appeasement

    In 1938 Hitler started to support the need of the Germans that were living in the Sudentenland area of Czechoslovakia who were seeking to get closer with Germany.
  • Kristallnactht

    On November 9 1938, an event known as the Kristallnacht”, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed about 100 Jews. When Adolph Hitler became Germany’s chancellor he began instituting policies that isolated German Jews and subjected them to persecution. Hitler ordered that all Jewish businesses be boycotted. Hitler and the Nazis “Final Solution” to the what they referred to as “Jewish problem,” was to murder 6 million Jews.
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    Invasion Of Poland

    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. From East Prussia and Germany in the north and Silesia and Slovakia in the south, German units, with more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish land along the border and advanced on Warsaw in a massive encirclement attack.
  • Nazi-Solviet Non-Aggression Pact

    On August 23, 1939 before World War II broke out in Europe, enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next few years.
  • Start Of Soviet Union