The Weimar Republic, 1918-29


The Weimar Republic

This was the name given to Germany after the Kaiser had abdicated in November 1918. This was a time of despair and hope for Germany. At first, the country faced lots of chaos but under Gustav Stresemann, there was some stability.

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World War One ended. The Kaiser abdicated and Germany became a country without a monarch ( a Republic).

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January 1919

Spartacist Uprising.

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June 1919

Signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

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August 1919

Weimar Constitution finalised.

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Kapp Putsch.

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French occupation of the Ruhr and hyperinflation.

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Dawes Plan.

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Locarno Pact.

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Germany joins League of Nations.

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Kellogg Briand Pact.

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Young Plan.

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The Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic faced much opposition. It was disliked by the left wing who wanted Germany to be like Communist Russia and it was disliked by right wing who wanted the monarchy back.

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The Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles caused many problems for Germany. The German people disliked the politicians for signing it and it caused political problems and economic problems.

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Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann helped to bring about recovery in Germany after 1924. He solved economic problems by making friends with other countries. However, historians have very different views about the extent of this recovery.

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The Golden Age

The Golden Age was a period from 1924-29 and it saw significant changes in culture, the standard of living and the position of women.

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