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Germany, 1918-45

  • Germany signs the Armistice

    Germany signs the Armistice
    Germany signs the Armistice to cease fighting in the first World War. These men will be known as the November Criminals.
  • Ebert's Social Democratic Party Wins

    Ebert's Social Democratic Party Wins
    The Social Democrats win the election. Their new task is to create a government from scratch.
  • German Worker's Party is Established

    German Worker's Party is Established
    The German Worker's Party is eastablished by Anton Drexler, who is a Berlin locksmith.
  • Weimar Republic is Approved

    Weimar Republic is Approved
    Beginning of the Weimar era in Germany.
  • Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers' Party

    Adolf joins the German Worker's Party and starts to manage publicity, propaganda, organization meetings, rallies, and public speaking.
  • Nazi Party Emerges

    The German Worker's Party turns into the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis for short). They publist the 25-point programme as a manifesto. They adopt the swastika that summer.
  • Hitler Takes Over

    Adolf Hitler replaces Anton Drexler as the leader of the Nazis.
  • London Schedule of Payments forces Germany to pay $33 Billion

    The exact date is not known, but the London Schedule of Payments forces Germany to pay an incredibly large amount of money.
  • Nazis Arm Themselves

    Nazis Arm Themselves
    Nazi Germany and Hitler found the Storm Troopers.
  • Germany Fails to Pay Second Round of Reparations

    Germany fails to pay the second round of reparation payments. This aggravated the French greatly.
  • France Occupies the Ruhr

    France Occupies the Ruhr
    Because Germany didn't pay reparations, France takes it that Germany isn't going to cooperate. They capture the Ruhr.
  • Gustav Stresemann saves Weimar Germany from demise

    Stresemann puts unpopular politices into place that save Weimar Germany into place. Passive resistance in the Ruhr was ended, the currency was stabilized with the introduction of the provisional Rentenmark, and the reparation payments to the allies were resumed.
  • Stresseman becomes Chancellor

    Stresseman becomes Chancellor
    Gustav Stresseman becomes Chancellor after saving Germany from economic demise.
  • Germany's Hyperinflation reaches it's Peak

    Germany's Hyperinflation reaches it's Peak
    At this point in time, an ounce of gold is 87 trillion marks in Germany.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Adolf Hitler and the Nazis attempt to overthrow Weimar Germany's government. It is unsucessful.
  • The Dawes Plan Starts

    The Dawes Plan Starts
    The Dawes Plan goes into effect. This is a plan that helps Germany by America giving them money to pay reparations and other things. A massive 800 million dollars is given to Germany to stimulate it's economy.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The American Great Depression begins. Due to how tied Germany and Amerian economies are, both are significantly impacted. Germany more so. Everything that was done good on the reconstruction of Germany has now been wiped out
  • Nazis hold 230 Seats

    The Nazis hold 230 seats in the Reichstag in July, 1932, which was 37.3% of the vote.
  • Unemployment reaches Peak in Germany

    Unemployment reaches Peak in Germany
    Unemployment reaches a record-high 33% unemployment rate. 10% more than what any other country experienced during the Depression.
  • Von Papen persuades Hindenburg to let Hitler be Chancellor

    Von Papen realizes he needs Nazi support to follow through with his plans. He convinces Hindenburg to let Hitler be Chancellor and let himself be "Vice-Chancellor"
  • Enabling Act is passed

    Enabling Act allows Hitler full control over everything. He becomes the Fuhrer.
  • State Governers Gain Power

    State governerns can now make State laws. State parliaments are abolished not long after.
  • Trade Unions are Abolished

    Hitler abolishes trade unions. It was then streamlined to a Nazi-led German Labor Front where striking was illegal.
  • Single-Party Germany

    The Nazis outlaw all other parties. Germany becomes only Nazi.
  • Stresseman becomes Foreign Minister

    Stresseman becomes Foreign Minister
    Gustav Stresseman is moved from the position of Chancellor to Foreign Minister.
  • Reichstag Fire

    The Reichstag Building gets set on fire. No one is hurt, and it is blamed on a Communist. Hitler uses this to his advantage.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    In the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler murdered sume supporters, senior stormtoopers, and rivals.
  • Night of the Broken Glass

    Storm Troopers go around Germany, breaking anything Jew-related (synagogues, Jew-owned businesses"
  • War Breaks Out

    War breaks out in Europe.
  • Fall of the Third Reich

    Fall of the Third Reich
    The last of the Reich army surrenders. The Reich Chancellery falls. Hitler has committed suicide.