Weimar Germany AQA GCSE

Brief runthrough of all the events, key dates etc...

HideShow resource information

1919

January 1919

  • The Spartacist Revolt
  • Spartacists communist left wing ex-soldiers
  • Spartacists argued against Eberts Plans for democracy
  • Some Anti-Communists became Freikorps
  • Gov Used Freikorps to stop the revolt.

May 1919

  • Communist revolt in Bavaria - Freikorps Used again

June 1919

  • Treaty of Versailles terms announced
1 of 6

The Treaty of Versailles

Terms

  • 10% of Land
  • All Overseas Colonies
  • 12.5 Of Population
  • 16% of Coal
  • 48% of Iron
  • Blame for starting the war
  • Army reduced to 100,000 men
  • No airforce
  • Navy Reduced
2 of 6

1920, 1921 and 1922

  • National Socials Lead by Drexler

March 1920

  • 5000 Freikorps in Berlin in the Kapp Putsch
  • Stopped a take over by a general strike from the people
  • No Transport, No Power and No water
  • Hitler joined the National Socialists

March 1921

  • Hitler became head of the National Socialists
  • The SA was established

Sumemr 1922

  • Extremists Killed Walter Rathenau
  • Eberts foreign minister
3 of 6

1923

January 1923

  • The invasion of the Ruhr by France and Belgium (Not paid reparations)
  • Weimar Government ordered Passive Resistance
  • Gov. printed money to pay the workers in the Ruhr
  • This caused hyperinflation

August 1923

  • Stresemenn took over the Weimar

November 1923

  • Munich Putsch - Hitler's attempt to take over
4 of 6

1924, 1925 and 1926

1924

  • Dawes Plan Introduced
  • Loans from USA, Repirations over longer time, troops out of the Ruhr 
  • Hitler imprisoned for Munich Putsch
  • Mein Kampf written
  • May Elections - Nazi's got 32 Seats

1925

  • Locarno Treaties Signed
  • Keep Germany's western border the same
  • SS Set up 

1926

  • Germany joined the League of nations
  • Hindenburg Elected as president
5 of 6

1928 and 1929

1928

  • Elections - Nazi's got 12 seats
  • Germany was back to pre-war levels

1929

  • Young Plan introduced
  • Lightens the Reparations
  • Stresemann died
  • Wall Street Crash
  • World Wide Depression
6 of 6

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all WWII and Nazi Germany 1939-1945 resources »