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History Revision Key words and outline ­ Germany 1918-45:

Different topics you need to know about:

1. Weimar Germany and the rise of the NSDAP
2. What methods the NSDAP used to consolidate power
3. To what extent German society changed under the NSDAP and Hitler

Key words and figures:…

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Dictatorship ­ A one-party political system where one leader makes all the
decision and has ultimate power

Ernst Röhm ­ The leader of the SA (Sturmabteilung) throughout its existence. He
was killed in prison by SS (Schutzstaffel) officers during Night of the Long Knives.
Röhm was a raging homosexual and…

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Karl Liebknecht ­ The joint-leader of the Spartacists with his wife, Rosa

Kapp Putsch ­ An uprising that took place in 1921 where ex-military generals
marched on Berlin. It failed because of a strike called by Ebert, the President, but
was the closest to collapsing the Weimar Republic because…

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to sell, and therefore pay reparations. Germany responded with passive
resistance, and was the first time Germany was really politically united

Passive Resistance ­ The resistance to the occupation of the Ruhr that involved
refusing to work. It caused unity in Germany, but also almost led to another
economic collapse…

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Third Reich ­ Hitler's Germany under a dictatorship

Treaty of Versailles ­ The treaty that effectively punished Germany for the First
World War. It included making Germany into a democracy, the abolition of the
German monarchy (the Kaiser was the King or Emperor of Germany), making
Germany pay reparations for…


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