Weimar Germany 1919-33

A mindmap on Weimar Germany from 1919 to 1933.

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  • Created by: Tom Wray
  • Created on: 25-05-13 12:47
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  • Weimar Germany 1919-33
    • Problems 1918-1919
      • Angry Freikorps
      • Unemployment
      • Hunger
      • Treaty of Versailles
      • No real government
        • Social democrats and Ebert unpopular - signed the Treaty of Versailles
      • No law
      • Spartacist Uprising
    • Social democrats
      • Had Ebert as leader
      • They were in charge after the war
      • They wanted elections, democracy and freedoms
      • They were left wing
    • Spartacist Uprising
      • Communist
      • Leaders were Luxemburg and Liebknecht
      • January 1919
    • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Weimar Republic
      • Strengths
        • Democracy
        • Bill of Rights
        • Elected President
        • Elected Parliament
      • Weaknesses
        • Proportional representation
        • Article 48
        • Some parties hated it
    • Problems 1920-1923
      • Political murders
      • Munich Putsch
      • Hyperinflation
      • Kapp Putsch
      • French occupation of the Ruhr
    • Recovery 1923-1929
      • More fashionable culture
        • Painting
        • Cinema
        • Architecture
        • Nightlife
      • Politics
        • Government more stable
        • Many still hated democracy though
      • Economy
        • 1924 - Dawes Plan - USA loans
        • 1929 - Young Plan - reduced reparations and more USA loans
      • Foreign policy
        • Stresseman was a good foreign minister
        • 1925 - Locarno Treaty
        • 1926 - Joined League of Nations
        • Starts to repay France
        • Allied troops leave Rhineland
    • Great Depression
      • 1929 - USA withdrew money
      • Economic problems meant bankruptcy and unemployment
      • Political problems - People blamed the government and politicians argued. Many chancellors came through and Hitler was the only one with answers

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