Facts for Life in Germany

Keys facts to do with Germany after WW1 and before WW2. I hope this is helpful. 

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German History Revision sheets / answers
-A Nazi is a member of the National socialist German works party (NSDAP)
- A fascist is someone who is extreme right wing- the idea of being superior and
wanting greatness for nation/country
- A communist is someone who believes everyone should be equal ­ opposite to
fascist. Extreme left wing
-A Fuhrer is a German leader
-A Kaiser is an emperor
-A democracy is when everyone has a free vote.
-A dictatorship is when someone rules by fear and persuasion
-A Reichstag is the German parliament
-Hyperinflation is when there are massive price rises and money loses its value
-Inflation is when prices rise gradually.
- A depression is when the country is in debt and can't raise money and has high
-The Wall Street crash was in 1929 when US stock markets collapsed and investors
pulled out shares and companies collapsed.
-Anti-Semitism is discrimination/hatred of Jews
-An Aryan is a race of ideal people- blue eyes and blonde hair.
-An armistice is peace, the end of war.
-A coalition is when 2 different parties join to create a government.
- The Gestapo are German secret police.
-The SS are Hitler's private army- the elite. Ran the concentration camps.
-Propaganda is posters encouraging people and other forms of advertising e.g. radio
- A putsch is an attempt to overthrow the government.
-Weimar republic and its reason for failure.
-The Weimar republic was set up after WW1
-It was set up because the Germans had lost the war and the Kaiser had been
overthrown in 1918.

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It was a democratic government- even woman could vote
-Other reasons for the Weimar republic being set up were it was a new start; they had
been abandoned by the Kaiser and trying to get a fair deal from other countries.
-The Weimar constitution.
-All parties were given a fair share of seats in the Reichstag
-There were several parties, but the government often was a coalition government.
-A president was elected every 7 years
-The president was able to appoint the chancellor.…read more

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Versailles was just outside Paris.
- The treaty was created on the 28th June 1919
- The main reason the treaty was created was because Germany was blamed for the
war; victorious countries agreed this.
- The `Big Three' set up the treaty to prevent Germany from starting another war. It
gave each of their countries `compensation' for what happened.
-Political Problems-
-The president between 1919-1920 was Ebert
-The 2 most important opposition groups were the Spartacists and the Freikorps.
-Wolfgang Kapp led the Freikorps.…read more

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In the party Hitler took control of newspapers, advertised meetings (200 attended),
announced new name- National Socialist German Workers party ­NSDAP or Nazi and
finally announced the 25-point plan.
-Hitler challenged Drexler in 1921, which caused Hitler to take leadership of the
-Which influences were most important in Hitler's early life?-
-In 1914 Hitler was promoted to corporal and awarded the iron cross, it showed he
was devoted to his country.…read more


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