Weimar Germany

  • German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns

    German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns
    This picture from a newspaper depicting the kasier being Abdicated is best at showing the German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigning, as it literally represents his abdication, but in addition to this, it symbolically represents what the German Revolution of 1918 was about. The abdication of the Kaiser was what the revolution was at it's core as it was the result of the German peoples unsatisfcation with the German government.
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    The picture of the two hands shaking with another in agreement, best represents the Ebert-Groener agreement in which Friedrich Ebert of the Social Democrat party (and chanceller of Germany) made an agreement with Willhelm Groener the Quartermaster of the Germany Army. The hand best represents that their spite their differences they were willing to agree to establish a cooperative relationship between the military and the civilian government.
  • Armistice ending WW I (Armistice of Compiègne)

    Armistice ending WW I (Armistice of Compiègne)
    The image chosen is the wagon where the armistice was signed, often called the "armistice wagon". The willingness of all the countries to meet up together in a single small room showed their willingness to work together and the trust they had in one another in moving forward in Germany surrendering it's weaponry, demiliterizing certain areas, along with formally creating peace in europe through the armistice.
  • Spartacist Revolt

    Spartacist Revolt
    The image of a spartacist leader rallying a bunch of people outside a government building best represents the spartacist revolt, as it shows the chaotic nature of the revolt and their intentions. The Spartacists were revolutionary socialists who wanted to establish a communist government within Germany. The revolt was countered at put down by the Freikorps, which were paramilitarily groups made up of right wing nationalist and disaffected soldiers.
  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    The picture of the map of germany with other territories being labeled in red (most notably the Bavarian Soviet Republic) represents the core idea of the republic being an independant territory from Germany, and it gives perspective as to where it was through the map. The chosen picture represents how the state was able to come into place as a result of the USPD and KPD making use of the turmoil after the german revolution and WWI.
  • Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany

    Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany
    This political cartoon best represents the treaty Versailles and the results for Germany, it shows the result of the treaty of Versailles which were a bunch of taxes on Germany along while acknowledging the peace that had to have taken place in order for the reparations to have happened in the first place. Additionally it does a good job at showing the extreme effects that the treaty of versailles had on Germany through the person not being able to get up from the results of the treaty.
  • Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution

    Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution
    The black eagle best represents the formation of the Weimar republic/constitution as it shows the rebirth of a new government and the symbol that government used to associate itself with in comparison to before. The constitution showed Germanies dedication to the german people with affirming human rights, and aspiring to stand itself as a new democratic nation for its people
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    The image from the rally best shows The Kapp Putsch, as it shows the right-wing groups flag with a massive group of people around supporting the movement. It shows the effec of Wolfgang Kapp (the journalist who led the movement). The amount of people within the photo represent the nationalists and conservates disastisfaction with the weimar republic and it's weakeness as a result of their acceptance of the treaty of versailles. They were also able to seize government buildings
  • (Red) Ruhr Uprising

    (Red) Ruhr Uprising
    This image of the KPD (communist part of Germany) and it's soldiers walking in a formal line best represents the significant conflict that happened in Ruhr, Germany. Their movement shows how it's a response to the Kapp Putsch attempt to overthrew the weimar government, which caused anger on the left wing and working class.The image of the many soldiers shows that they held up for a while and were a significant threat, despite ultimately being defeated by the government
  • The Rapallo Treaty,

    The Rapallo Treaty,
    The image below of a newspaper showing represents of the countries Germany and Soviet Russia shows the essential idea of the treaty of Rappallo being an agreement that shows Russia's and Germanies willingness to establish diplomatic and economic relations. Additionally it shows the isolation between germany and Russia in comparison to the rest of Europe, and the stage they were setting that would lead to the beginning of world war II
  • Hyperinflation Crisis

    Hyperinflation Crisis
    The picture of the children playing with German money best represents the hyperinflation, as it shows Germans poor economic decisions led to their currency being so worthless that is better used as a toy rather than a currency thats worth any monetary value. Although technically starting in 1921 and ending in 1924, it astronomically peaked in 1923 where the German Papiermark became worthless, with people needing wheelbarrows of banknotes to even buy basic necessities.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    This map of Germany showing France and Belgium occupying the Ruhr area of Germany. It shows the value of the ruhr region that caused France and Belgium to invade as a means of taking coal mines and factories in order to get resources, as a result of Germany not being able to provide any monetary value in terms of reparations. The image shows the extreme economic situation that Germany was in, along with the governments passive resistance to the situation, encouraging workers to boycott/strike
  • Great Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Great Coalition of Weimar Germany
    The image contains a German flag, to which the Grand Coalition represents the four primary pro-democratic parties in Weimar Germany. The Weimar Republic is meant to instill democracy, so obviously it'd align with other democratic parties.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    This photo depicts a march organized by the Nazi party. This was a failed coup d'état lead by Hitler. This photo demonstrates the revolution held by nationalists as the Weimar republic failed to maintain their views specifically.
  • Introduction of Rentenmark

    Introduction of Rentenmark
    This is a depiction of the Rentenmark. The modernization of currency is shown through the use of bills rather than coins as the most recent currency.
  • Beginning of Weimar Golden Age

    Beginning of Weimar Golden Age
    This art piece depicts the Weimar golden age in its societal advancements and "fancy" status instead of the unorganized state Germany's economy was before Stresemann's modernization.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    This image is a diagram depicting how the Dawes plan functions for the economies involved. Money literally makes the world go 'round. An economic crash in the United States would lead to this plan backfiring.
  • Election of Von Hindenburg

    Election of Von Hindenburg
    This is a photo of von Hindenburg. Hindenburg was in office for a very long time, until 1934. His opposition of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party would impact political instability in the future.
  • Locarno Treaty

    Locarno Treaty
    The photo was chosen to specifically highlight the scope of the treaty, impacting all European countries. In terms of Germany, restoration of its economy was the primary focus of Stresemann, who was the German chancellor at the time.
  • Berlin Treaty

    Berlin Treaty
    This image depicts Germany and Russia meeting to open up foreign relations again. Germany's western borders were already established, so it'd be economically beneficial for Germany to do the same on the eastern front.
  • Germany allowed into the League of Nations

    Germany allowed into the League of Nations
    This is a photo of a news article detailing Germany's entrance into the League of Nations. Germany having more access to foreign relations to continue rebuilding its economy.
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    This image is a chart detailing the differences between the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan, as they are very similar and served similar function of helping Germany with reparations, among other things.
  • Beginning of Great Depression

    Beginning of Great Depression
    This is a photo of a protest occurring during the Great Depression. The mass political unrest caused by the Great Depression would extend to Germany, paving the way for Hitler to begin his siege of power.
  • Von Papen meets with Hitler

    Von Papen meets with Hitler
    This photo depicts Von Papen's meeting with Hitler in their attempts to be given political power. This meeting would practically ensure Hitler's entrance to governance.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    This is a photo of Hitler. Considering what he would go on to do, Von Papen's deal to get Hitler as chancellor in order to control the SPD would completely backfire and lead to the beginning of World War II.