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Germany 1918 ­ 1939
The Rise of the Nazi Party


The Weimar Republic
After Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and in February 1919 a new democratic
government was formed (in the small town of Weimar as it was too dangerous…

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Weimar ­ crisis of 1923

Germany missed a reparation payment; the situation went out of control: financial difficulties
and uprising occurred all over the country.
Summary; germany missed a payment; the French invaded the ruhr; german workers
went on strike; the government printed off paper money; there was hyperinflation; there…

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Hitler went to prison, and wrote `Mein Kampf', his ideas became well known.
Hitler decided that he would have to gain power legitimately.

Gustav Stresemann and Charles Dawes

Stresemann organised the Great Coalition in 1923, Germany had a government that could
make laws.
Under Stresemann's orders he got the government…

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Feb 1933- Reichstag fire, a communist is caught red handed om the buiding.
March 1933 ­ 44% of population vote for Nazis who win 288 seats in the Reichstag.
Mar 1933 ­ Enabling Act Hitler has the right to make his own laws.
April 1933 ­ Hitler sets up the…

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Unmarried women could volunteer to have a baby for an Aryan member fot he SS.
Women were supposed to emulate traditional peasant fashions ­ plain clothes, hair
in buns, flat shoes, no makeup, no trousers, no dying hair and smoking in public.


Those who opposed Hitler faced threats from…

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Many people suffered during WW1 in German so they welcomed Hitlers economic policies:

Full Employment- 1939 there was virtually no unemployment in Germany
Beauty of work ­ to help people realise that work was good (wages fell and hours were
longer under Hitler)
Re-armament in 1935 `guns before butter'



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