NAZI RISE TO POWER
Key issue: What were the weaknesses and strengths of Weimar democracy?
- The nature of Weimar democracy
- Post-war economic conditions as a cause of discontent
- Revolts, rebellions and opposition to Weimar, 1919–1923
- The origins and history of National Socialism, 1919–1925
- The Munich Putsch, 1923
- Stresemann and Weimar successes, 1923–1929.
Key issue: How was Hitler able to come to power?
- The depression, its impact on Germany and contribution to the rise of National Socialism
- Political instability, 1929–1933
- The emergence of the Nazis as a mass party, 1928–1930
- The role of Hitler in the development of the Nazi Party; the leadership of the Nazis
- The struggle for power, 1930–1933.
CONTROL AND OPPOSITION
Key issue: How did Hitler create a dictatorship?
- The creation of the one-party state: the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Law, the Night of the Long Knives
- The removal of military and political opposition.
Key issue: How effectively did the Nazis control Germany in the years 1933–1945?
- The nature of the totalitarian state; the abolition of freedom, individual liberties and trade unions, the ** organisation's role in the Nazi state
- The nature of continuing opposition and resistance within the Third Reich: the White Rose Movement, the work of individuals such as Cardinal Galen, Niemoller and Bonhoeffer
- The opposition of the military, the Kreisau Circle, 1939-1944, Stauffenberg bomb plot 1944.
GERMAN ECONOMY AND SOCEITY
Key issue: How much change…