Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1933-63

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1933
Hitler made chancellor
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February 1933
Reichstag fire
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March 1933
March elections. Enabling act
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June 1934
Night of Long Knives
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August 1934
Hindenburg died
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September 1935
Nuremberg Laws
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1936
4 year plan. Hitler Youth made compulsory
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November 1938
Kristallnacht
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1939-45
WW2
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Jan 1942
Wanes conference. 'Final solution'
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1943
Battle of Stalingrad
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unemployment figures 1933-1939?
1933, 6m. 1939, 300,000
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who were the Gestapo?
Nazi secret police. Led by Heydrich
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who was Schacht?
President of the Reichbank under the Nazi. Economic minister
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NSDAP?
Nazi party
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who were the SA?
Assault troops, led by Rohm
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what was the R.A.D?
Voluntary labour force which was eventually made compulsory for 6 months
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who was Goebbels?
Nazi minister for propaganda
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1945
Potsdam Conference
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Feb 1945
Yalta Conference. Stalin appeared to agree to free elections
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1947
Marshall aid. Soviet saw it as an attempt to interfere in internal affairs. USA poured financial aid into Western Europe
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1948-49
Berlin Blockade. Lasted 318 days. Stalin did not agree with the new currency. He hoped to starve out West Berliners and force unification of Berlin. UK and US responded with airlifting food and fuel into Berlin
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May 1949
FRG set up. Western Germany. Federal Republic of Germany. Combination of the USA, France and Britain. Had hoped for a reunification of Germany but 2 communist members refused to sign the proclamation
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who were the CDU/CSU?
Western Germany, Christian Democratic Union. Adenauer
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who were the FDP?
Western Germany, Free Democratic Party
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who were the SPD?
Western Germany, Social Democratic Party. Brandt
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who was Willy Brandt?
Mayor of West Berlin during the Berlin Wall. Leader of the SPD. Adenauer's rival
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1955
West Germany joined NATO
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October 1949
GDR set up. Eastern Germany. Often called DDR after German acronym. Walter Ulbricht
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who were the SED?
Eastern Germany, ruling party. Combination of the KPD and SPD after 1949
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who were the Stasi?
East German secret security system
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June 1953
June Uprising in the GDR. Met with Soviet tanks. FRG did not help the workers
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August 1961
Berlin Wall was built
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1962
Der Spiegel Affair. Police arrested 2 journalists, searched he apartments of 5 Spiegel journalists. Rallies and demonstrations were held for freedom of press.
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October 1963
End of Adenauer's reign
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1989
Berlin Wall taken down
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1990
Reunified Germany joined NATO
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