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The rise of the Nazi Party
· The early years: the Weimar Republic.
·Challenges and recovery: the impact of economic problems 1923­29.
· Increasing support for the Nazi Party.
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The Weimar Republic includes its problems and successes and how these relate to the formation of…

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The Weimar republic

Problems

In 1918, Germany became a democratic republic following the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II. A new
constitution was drawn up in 1919, at Weimar. In the first four years, the new Weimar Republic
struggled to survive; it had to overcome a range of problems, including political…

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Terms of Treaty of Versailles

1) War Guilt- Germany was responsible for the ALL the damage caused by the war
2) League of Nations- Germany wasn't allowed to join
3) German Armed forces- Army restricted to 100000 men and only 6 navy ships.
4) Reparations- Germany would have to pay…

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apparent refusal was only four years after the end of the war, and the attitude of the public
towards Germany was still very hostile - and not just in France.
In 1922, French and Belgium troops invaded the Ruhr; Germany's most valuable industrial
area. The French and Belgium troops took…

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The very rich suffered least because they had sufficient contacts to get food etc. Most of the
very rich were land owners and could produce food on their own estates.

The group that suffered a great deal - proportional to their income - was the middle class.
Their hard earned…

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16 Nazis were killed in the scuffle
The next day, 9 November 1923, Hitler and his Nazis went into Munich on what they thought
would be a triumphal march to take power.
However, Kahr had called in police and army reinforcements. There was a short scuffle in
which the police…

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To become familiar with these events, identify the facts and arguments you would use to support
these statements about the Munich Putsch:
'It was a squalid little failure that we would ignore nowadays if Hitler hadn't eventually come to
power.'
'Hitler would have had no chance of ever gaining power…

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