Weimar Timeline

  • German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns

    German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns
    This photo depicts a barricade during a Spartacist uprising during the revolution. It was chosen because it highlights the violence that occurred during the revolution.
  • Armistice ending WWI

    Armistice ending WWI
    This photo is of Americans celebrating the news that Germany surrendered during WWI. This was chosen because it reveals the significance of Germany's decision globally.
  • Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution

    Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution
    This is a picture of Friedrich Ebert, the first Weimar president. It was selected because he notably utilize Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution 136 times.
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    This is a photo of Wilhelm Groener, of the Ebert Groener Pact. It was chosen because his ties to the German military were imperative for this deal.
  • Spartacist Revolt

    Spartacist Revolt
    This is a picture of a Spartacist leader giving a speech to Germans during the revolt. This photo was selected because it displays the spread of radical thinking at the time.
  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    This is a photo of the territory claimed by the Bavarian Soviet Republic. It was selected because it focuses on the scope of its influence.
  • Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany

     Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany
    The picture displays the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles in specific regard to Germany emphasizing the positives for other nations yet negatives for solely Germany.
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    This photo significantly displays the extent to which their was social and political unrest caused by the German national government and implies an inability to maintain a stable government and nation.
  • Ruhr Uprising

    Ruhr Uprising
    Similarly to the event before this, this photo significantly displays the unrest caused to the public by the government
  • Hyperinflation Crisis(1921-1923)

    Hyperinflation Crisis(1921-1923)
    This image significantly depicts the extensive amount of printed money by the government and thus illuminates the governments inability to solve issues without creating other issues.
  • Rapallo Treaty

     Rapallo Treaty
    This image significantly displays the two nations (Russia and Germany) desire for a relationship/a nation to be able to rely on and cooperate normally with.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    This image significantly displays the part of Germany (the Ruhr) which the Belgian and French troops occupied also significantly displaying an important industrial aspect of Germany in all.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    This photo demonstrates the large-scale coup attempted by the Nazi party under Hitler. The purpose of this putsch was significant as it foreshadowed Hitler's growing influence and allowed a greater opportunity to present himself to the German public despite failing.
  • Introduction of Rentenmark

    Introduction of Rentenmark
    This graph displays the newfound economic stability bestowed by the new currency, Rentenmark. It's apparent that from 1924-1929 in comparison to 1923, there was a massive improvement which indirectly leaves a satisfied public reaction towards the Weimar Republic.
  • Weimar Golden Age

    Weimar Golden Age
    This painting depicts an era of economic security through the lavishing lifestyle of citizens. This time of peace was significant because it projected temporary capabilities that the Weimar Republic contains for improving livelihoods after the devastating state caused by WW1.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    This image showcases the motive of the plan which was to decrease the amount of reparations. This shows that the Allies acknowledged that Germany needed more time to repair their economy whilst paying for large amounts after taking the blame. The Dawes Plan was significant as it allowed for Germany to regain stability with Stresemann's policies.
  • Election of President von Hindenburg

    Election of President von Hindenburg
    This image dictates how the victory of Hindenburg proposed a chance for Hitler to enter in politics later on as seen through their interactions. Hindenburg's victory is also significant as he is a figure of the conservative right-wing which coordinates with the values of the Nazi party.
  • Locarno Treaty

     Locarno Treaty
    This political cartoon is significant because it highlights that the treaty was a method of recovering international relations after WW1. The steady pacing towards the peak where the word 'peace' is shown accentuates how the guaranteed security of border is equivalent to global unification.
  • German entrance into League of Nations

    German entrance into League of Nations
    This is an image of a New York Times newspaper that came out when Germany was accepted into the League of Nations, it shows how it was unanimous
  • Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union

    Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union
    This is an image displaying the signing of the treaty of Berlin in which Germany and the Soviet union were able to agree for 5 years that if the other were attacked they would declare neutrality
  • Beginning of Great Depression

    Beginning of Great Depression
    This is an image of unemployed protesters in Berlin in 1930. This images show the effects the great depression has on Germany.
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    This is an image displaying both plans to fix Germany's reparations. This allows for a comparison of the two plans as the Young Plan was a renegotiation.
  • Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany
    This image contains information on what parties were in the Grand coalition, how many seats they had, as well as the negatives around the coalition
  • Von Papen’s deal with Hitler

    Von Papen’s deal with Hitler
    This is an image of Hitler's cabinet, the government that followed Von Papen's deal. It has Hitler as Chancellor, Hindenburg as President and Von Papen as Vice Chancellor.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    This image displays Hitler and Hindenburg. Hitler is greeting President Hindenburg in an the opening ceremony for the new Reichstag