Timeline for Weimar Germany

  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    This image is significant as it shows the SPD (Socialist Democratic Party) forming a large mob in order to show that the workers were no longer willing to work after the results of WWI and dismissed any rising revolutionary tensions.
  • German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns

    German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns
    This image is significant as it shows the abdication of Kaiser Wilhiem II after the success of the German Revolution in late 1918. This event passed power to the left-wing group led by Fredrich Ebert.
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    This image shows a discussion between Fredrich Ebert and Wilhelm Groener, intiating the Ebert-Groener Pact that allowed for Germany to restablize its military, now with the military's support of the new Weimer Republic.
  • Armistice ending WW I

    Armistice ending WW I
    This picture displays the significance of the armistice between Germany and the Allied forces in the western front that was the first major step in ending the frist WW.
  • Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany

    Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany
    This image represents the ideology of Germany after the Treaty of Versailles. They promise to be in 'good faith' even though the Treaty significantly affected the stability of the Weimar government through the reduced military size and the heavy reparations they were forced to pay.
  • Spartacist Revolt

    Spartacist Revolt
    This image perfectly represents the outrage of the German citizens after the devastating loss in WW1 to the Allied forces. The revolt lasted 7 days which resulted in more than 150 people being killed.
  • Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution

    Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution
    This pictures shows the how the new governement is going to work in Weimar Germany. The pictures dsiplays multiple groups of people, which expresses the new proportional representation of all political parties.
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    This image is significant because it shows the German people marching into Berlin and trying to overthrow the SPD. This is shown in the picture by the Friekorps marching through Berlin refusing to disband.
  • (Red) Ruhr Uprising

    (Red) Ruhr Uprising
    This image is a perfect representation of the Ruhr uprising. It shows the people who lived in Ruhur passively resisting the French by refusing to work and standing in the streets.
  • Rapallo Treaty

    Rapallo Treaty
    This image represents the Rapallo Treaty by showing its secrecy through the casualness of the meeting outside by a small table between Germany and the USSR. It was important to keep this treaty secret because it was about military cooperation between the countries which strictly went against the military restriction put on Germany through the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    This image is significant because it shows French troops moving into the Ruhr Valley because Germany failed to pay its reparations. French and Belgium tried to occupy Germans industries within the area such as the coalfields, in order to get the money from the reparations that Germany could not afford.
  • Hyperinflation Crisis

    Hyperinflation Crisis
    This image is significant because it shows the lack of value within German currency caused by hyperinflation. Hyperinflation was caused in Germany because the strains of total war drove down the currency's value. Germany’s economy was paralyzed by revolution and counter-revolution, worker strikes, and frequent demonstrations
  • Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany
    The picture of the cabinet of the Grand Coalition is the best representation of the Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany. It visually displays the key members from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Catholic Center Party (Zentrum), among others. This image highlights the diverse political forces and the shared responsibility within the coalition. This image of the cabinet provides a concrete representation of the coalition's structure, composition, and the collective effort of its members.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    A failed coup d'état by Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler and other Kampfbund leaders in Munich. This photo shows the Nazis walking in the Putsch.
  • Introduction of Rentenmark

    Introduction of Rentenmark
    Retenmark was introduced in Weimar Germany in 1923 as a temporary currency to combat hyperinflation. This is an image of what the Retenmark looked like.
  • Weimar Golden Age

    Weimar Golden Age
    The Weimar Golden Age, which occurred during the 1920s in Germany, was a period of significant cultural and artistic achievements. This image shows people celebrating the achievements of Weimar Germany,
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    An economic agreement implemented in 1924 that aimed to restructure Germany's reparation payments and stabilize its economy by providing loans and rescheduling debt. This is a picture of Dawes who led the treaty.
  • Election of President von Hindenburg

    Election of President von Hindenburg
    Hindenburg's presidency had a major impact on the political landscape, particularly during the later years of his tenure when he played a crucial role in appointing Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in 1933.
  • Locarno Treaty

    Locarno Treaty
    The Locarno Treaty, signed in 1925, was a series of agreements between Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, and Britain that aimed to secure peaceful relations in Europe. This picture shows representatives agreeing on the treaty.
  • Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union

    Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union
    The Treaty of Berlin, signed in 1926 between Germany and the Soviet Union, aimed to improve diplomatic relations and establish economic cooperation. This image shows representatives discussing the treaty.
  • German entrance into League of Nations

    German entrance into League of Nations
    The article titled "Germany elected to League and Council By Unanimous Vote as Assembly Cheers" effectively represents Germany's entrance into the League of Nations. The title emphasizes the unanimous approval and widespread support for Germany's inclusion in the League. It highlights Germany's elevated status by mentioning how it has been elected into the League and the Council. The brevity of the headline captures attention and conveys a positive tone.
  • Beginning of Great Depression

    Beginning of Great Depression
    The article titled "Black Tuesday" is the best representation of the beginning of the Great Depression. It refers specifically to the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, which is widely recognized as the starting point of the crisis. The title evokes a sense of darkness and catastrophe, capturing the sudden and severe nature of the event. "Black Tuesday" has become a symbol of the economic collapse and subsequent hardships that marked the Great Depression.
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    The Young Plan is best represented by this picture of a cycle depicting the flow of money to address the financial needs of countries after World War I. This cycle reflects the ongoing financial interactions between nations. This visual depiction of the flow of loans and reparations helps illustrate the redistribution of resources and funds among countries, reflecting the aim of the Young Plan to address the financial burdens of Germany and other nations affected by war.
  • Von Papen’s deal with Hitler

    Von Papen’s deal with Hitler
    This picture of Hitler walking with Von Papen is the best representation of their deal. It visually depicts their political alliance and collaboration. This image of Von Papen being a little ahead of Hitler symbolizes Von Papen's belief that he could control Hitler and use him for his conservative agenda. However, it also represents the rise of Hitler's power and the downfall of Von Papen as Hitler in the picture doesn't look directly at Van Papen showing his little regard for him.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    This picture of Hitler and President Hindenburg's handshake is the best representation of Hitler becoming Chancellor. It symbolizes the official transfer of power and legitimization of Hitler's authority. The handshake signifies President Hindenburg's acceptance and endorsement of Hitler's appointment. This image encapsulates the pivotal moment that allowed Hitler to assume a position of significant political leadership.