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Jan ­ 14 points published by Wilson
1918 Nov ­ End of WWI
Nov 9 ­ The German Kaiser abdicates his throne + leaves for the Netherlands
Nov 10 ­ Friedrich Ebert (Socialist leader) becomes new leader of Weimar republic = signs armistice
to end war with Allies
1918 ­ Austria-Hungary collapses
1919 Jan ­ free elections take place in Germany for the 1st time = Ebert wins
Feb ­ Berlin was still seen as too violent and unstable
Kurt Eisner (Ebert's ally = leader…read more

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Apr ­ Reparation payments set to £6.…read more

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Berlin alone
1928 ­ Kellogg-Briand Pact/Pact of Paris ­ 65 nations agree not to use force to settle disputes
Germany finally achieved the same levels of production as before the war
Nazi party gain less that 3% of the vote in election
Unemployment began to rise = 6% of working population
Membership to the Nazi party rises to over 100,000
1929 ­ Young Plan: Reduced Germany's reparation payments
The Wall Street Crash is followed by a worldwide economic depression
Stresemann dies
1930 ­ Nazis gain…read more

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Start of the Third Reich + End of the Weimar Republic
Hitler rearms Germany secretly
Feb 24 ­ Officials report approved in Assembly by 42 votes to 1 by Japan concerning Manchuria
Feb 27 ­ Reichstag building burnt down
Mar 27 ­ Japan leaves the LoN
Mar ­ Hitler calls for another election
Mar ­ The Enabling Act
Hitler comes to power
Concentration camps set up in disused factories and warehouses
May ­ Hitler promises not to rearm if in 5 yrs everyone disarms…read more

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Stresa Pact = Britain, France + Italy agree to stand together + protest against Germany's rearmament
Mussolini invades Abyssinia
Sept 4 ­ committee reports to LoN that neither side is to blame = LoN plan to give Mussolini some of
Abyssinia, he rejects it
Oct ­ Mussolini's army is ready to invade Abyssinia
Dec ­ Hoare-Laval Pact: Britain + France secretly agree to give Mussolini 2/3 of Abyssinia if he calls
off invasion
Hitler holds a massive rearmament rally in Germany
LoN hold a plebiscite…read more

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­ Hitler takes over Austria + the Sudetenland (part of Czechoslovakia)
Mar ­ Hitler sends in his troops into Austria to secure plebiscite concerning the Anschluss = 99.…read more

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Hitler invades Soviet Union (USSR)
Autumn ­ Mass shootings of Jews all over Eastern Europe (Poland, USSR + Germany)
1942 Jan ­ Nazis met in Wannsee, Berlin: to discuss the `Final Solution' to the `Jewish Problem'
Dietrich Bonheoffer contacts Allied commanders to ask what peace terms Germany would be
offered if Hitler was overthrown
Oct ­ Dietrich Bonheoffer is arrested
The Gestapo break up 28 groups containing 739 adolescents from the Edelweiss pirates
Albert Speer begins to direct Germany's war economy
1944 Jul 20 ­…read more


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