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Weimar Germany 1918-1933 - Nazi developments

1918- WW1 ends and Kaiser abdicates

- National income a third of what it had been in 1913 and 1.6 million German
men had died

1919- Weimar Republic introduced with Ebert as leader

-Democratic, proportional representation, president and chancellor, Article

1919- Treaty of…

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Ruhr and took what they were owed, Ebert ordered workers to strike, French
reacted angrily and killed over 100 workers

-Hyperinflation as Germany had no income as couldn't trade without its
industrial land, government printed off more money, value of money went
down but prices of goods went up, money…

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Economic Depression

1929- Wall street crash, Germany in depression because of reliance on
American loans, Banks and businesses shut down

1930- The young plan reduced reparations

1932- Industrial levels were 58% of its 1928 levels

1933- 6 million unemployed

social/political impact- communism became a threat, homelessness and
crime soared, as…

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-Is allowed to seize emergency powers to arrest communists, has control
over police -eliminates one group of opponents to the Nazis

March 1933- Enabling act

-Hitler uses SS and SA to intimidate the Reichstag in order to pass the
enabling act, Hitler could now pass laws without support of the…

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-8000 Jewish homes and shops were attacked , synagogues burnt, over 100
Jews killed

1939- Invasion of Poland, Nazis beat up Polish Jews and cut their beards off
inhumanely, area of 1.5 million Jews so Hitler introduced Ghettos

- unemployment had disappeared, fell from 6 million to 0 in 7…


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