Weimar Germany Timeline

  • German Rev of 1918 and Kaiser Resigns

    German Rev of 1918 and Kaiser Resigns
    This image best represents the German Rev of 1918 and Kaiser Resigns because it shows the public opinion about the Kaiser Resigning and the impact that the Revolution had on the print media.
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    This best represents the Ebert-Groener Pact because it shows the two individuals involved within the pact. It also shows their power as one of them is in a suit and the other is in a military uniform.
  • Armistice Ending WW1

    Armistice Ending WW1
    This photot best represents the Armistice Ending WW1 because it shows the impact of the end of the war and how elated and hopeful it made people.
  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    This best represents the Bavarian Soviet Republic because it shows where it was located on a map. This also shows what kind of natural resources were around the republic.
  • Sparticist Revolt

    Sparticist Revolt
    This best represents the Sparticist Revolt because it shows the Freikorp fighting back and establishing their dominance and power.
  • Treaty of Versailles Germany

    Treaty of Versailles Germany
    This best represents the Treaty of Versailles on Germany because it shows the uproar of the German people and how upset they were. It also shows how large the impact that the treaty had on Germany.
  • Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution

    Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution
    This best represents the Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution because it shows the document being signed and truly how many people played a part in the new republic.
  • Ruhr Uprising

    Ruhr Uprising
    This photo best represents the Ruhr Uprising because it shows the communists getting ready to revolt. It shows how it was a full team effort.
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    This image best represents Kapp Putsch because it shows how the Freikorp was gearing up for its attempted coup. It also shows how large the group that attended the coup.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    The Dawes Plan was an arrangement that resolved Germany’s reparations from World War I. It was significant in ending a crisis in European diplomacy and the Treaty of Versailles during this time period. This photo is significant because Charles Dawes was the individual who brought up the question of Germany’s reparations, which helped arranged the Dawes Plan.
  • Rapallo Treaty

    Rapallo Treaty
    The treaty was a bilateral peace agreement between Russian Soviet Republic + the German republic in which both parties rebuked their economic + territorial claims from eachother. It was mediated by Georgi Chincherin & Rathenau to ensure that both would agree to co operate with the intentions of maintain diplomatic interactions.The image is significant since it further elaborates on the details of the peace agreement + how Russia and Germany were able to find common ground through mutual enemies.
  • Hyperinflation crisis

    Hyperinflation crisis
    The Weimar government was one of the main reasons as to why the Hyperinflation Crisis of 1923 occurred because of the printing of more money to pay the resisting workers within the Ruhr. The Hyperinflation Crisis saw prices and wages increase. This photo is significant as it displays the piles of banknotes which were awaiting distribution at the Reichsbank during the hyperinflation period, demonstrating the huge amounts of money printed from the government.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    The military occupation of Germany’s Ruhr region which was enacted by the troops of France and Belgium. This occupation was settled by the Dawes Plan in 1924 which ended the situation in 1925. This photo is significant because it portrays the Belgium and French troops who were occupying the Ruhr region, displaying the perpetrators of the occupation.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    Beer Hall Putsch was a failed coup which was attempted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party alongside Erich Ludendorff and other Kampfbund leaders in Munich, Bavaria. The purpose of this coup was to seize power of the Bavarian State government. This photo is significance as it demonstrates the Nazi Party in Munich during the Beer Hall Putsch, proving their authority and power as they look down on those in the crowd.
  • Introduction of Rentenmark

    Introduction of Rentenmark
    The Rentenmark was a new currency which was issued by the Rentenbank, the bank that Stresemann created. The purpose of this new mark was to replace the old Reichsmark which was valued as worthless due to the Hyperinflation Crisis in Germany. This photo is significant because it demonstrates how the new mark, known as the Rentenmark, looked like and how it was structured.
  • Weimar Golden Age

    Weimar Golden Age
    The Weimar Golden Age was a period of time in which the Weimar Republic enjoyed economic stability and prosperity as well as better living conditions. This era saw the economic boom and cultural life flourish in Germany. This photo is significant as it depicts an artist’s illustrated perspective of life in Germany during the Weimar Golden Age period.
  • Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union

    Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union
    This image showcases how the people are dedicated to creating peace between countries. Also, dedicated to attaining power as to keep themselves safe from super power countires.
  • Election of President von Hindenburg

    Election of President von Hindenburg
    This image is significant because it shows the number of people involved and dedicated to making this new system of government work.
  • Locarno Treaty

    Locarno Treaty
    The Locarno Treaty is an agreement in which the Allied powers in World War I and the new states of Central and Eastern Europe wanted to secure the post-war territorial settlement. This photo is significant in showing the negotiation of the Locarno Treaty in Locarno, Switzerland.
  • German entrance into League of Nations

    German entrance into League of Nations
    This image of Germany's entrance into the league shows the progression of many countries overcoming their grudges in the name of peace. Although this news paper article shows the complexity of mixed feelings everyone has.
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    This political cartoon is significant because it showcases the differing opinions about the Young Plan's effectiveness. Another divide for a country divided.
  • Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany
    This news photo showcases how political everything was in Germany at this time. So, constant political actions needed to be taken such as in this photo to keep the people's minds at calm.
  • Beginning of Great Depression

    Beginning of Great Depression
    This photograph highlights how difficult it was in Germany at the time. People work long shifts at low pay just to get enough money to live. This contributes to rising tensions
  • Von Papen’s deal with Hitler

    Von Papen’s deal with Hitler
    This image showcases Hitler's happy face to Von Papen's solemn face because Papen was forced into this position in order to keep Hitler under control. The press photo also showcases how media was becoming a significant role in politics.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    This image shows how happy the people are wth Hitler as their new leader. Hitler was very much liked by the people, and this only grew their nationalistic pride.