Germany post world war 1

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  • Germany after world war 1
    • The treaty of versailles
      • What was it?
        • The treaty that ended world war 1
      • What did it do?
        • It blamed Germany for the start of world war 1
        • It set Germany to pay £6.6 billion worth of reparations for the damage caused in the war
      • Who did it affect?
        • Germany
      • Who signed the treaty?
        • The German Govern-ment
          • Due to this they got nicknamed the 'November Criminals'
      • When was the treaty signed?
        • June 28th 1919
      • How did Germany feel towards the treaty?
        • Betrayed
        • Stabbed in the back
        • Lied to
        • That the treaty was unjust
        • Let down by the Govern-ment
        • How did the affect the Govern-ment?
          • The majority of the German people lost faith within the Govern-ment
      • Who supported the treaty?
        • SPD
          • Felt they had no other choice
      • Who didn't support the treaty?
        • DNVP
          • Refused to accept the treaty
      • Winners
        • Multi-Millionaires
        • Big business owners
        • People who lived in the countryside
      • Losers
        • The sick
        • Small business owners
        • Working class
        • Children
    • Hyperinflation
      • What was hyper-inflation?
        • When prices rise yet the value of money decreases
          • Money became worthless
      • What were the causes of hyper-inflation?
        • The treaty of versailles
          • Fell behind of reparation payments
            • Printed more money to pay them
        • The franco-belgian invasion of the Ruhr
          • German workers ordered to strike by the Govern-ment
            • More money had to be printed to pay wages
            • Production went down
      • How did it affect the German people?
        • Caused starvation
          • Malnutrition
            • Sickness/fa-talities
        • Lack of valuable money
        • Shortages
        • Children
          • It was cheaper to play with money that to buy toys
        • House-hold
          • Fires were fuelled by money and the paper was cheaper to burn than buying wood or coal
      • When was the hyper-inlation crisis?
        • 1923
    • What problems Germany had by 1918?
      • Living conditions declined
      • Sailors refused to fight
        • Seen as a suicide mission against the British Army
      • Spanish Influenza
      • Shortages due to war
        • Soap
        • Washing powder
        • Clothes and shoes
      • Food supplies low in winter
        • Sickness/m-alnutrition
    • German revolution 1918
      • Why did the revolution happen?
        • The kaiser lost control of the army
        • Germany lost the war
        • SPD ordered workers to strike
          • threatened to withdraw support for Prince Max
        • Can't negotiate a cease fire with the Kaiser in power
        • SPD said the Kaiser had abdicated when he hadn't
          • Kaiser was forced to abdicate

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