Germany 1900 - 1945

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1871
Prussia’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) leads to the unification of Germany
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1888
William II succeeds to the German Throne
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1905
1. Beginning of the First Moroccan Crisis 2. Creation of the Schlieffen Plan
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1906
Third Naval Law
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1907
Hottentot Election
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1908
Bosnian Crisis
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1911
Second Moroccan Crisis
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1912
German Imperial War Council meets
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1913
1. Army Bill 2. Bethmann Hollweg loses a vote of no-confidence in the Reichstag
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1914
1. Archduke Franz Ferdinand murdered 2. Germany offers Austria a ‘Blank Cheque’ 3. WW1 begins 4.The production of the September Programme
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1916
Creation of the ‘Silent Dicatorship'
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1918
1. Outbreak of revolution in Germany 2. Abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II 3. Declaration of the Republic 4. Ebert-Groener Pact 5. Armistace
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1919
1. Ebert elected President 2. Spartacist uprising, 3. Weimar constitution adopted 4. Treaty of Versailles Signed
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1920
1. Kapp Putsch 2. Support for pro-Weimar parties slumps to 45%
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1921
Hitler becomes Fuhrer of the Nazi Party
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1923
1. Hyperinflation Crisis 2. Munich Putsch
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1924
Dawes Plan
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1925
Hindenburg elected President
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1926
Germany admitted to the League of Nations
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1928
Reichstag election: 76% of voters support pro-Weimar parties, the Nazis gain 2.6% of the vote
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1929
1. Young Plan 2. Wall Street Crash
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1932
1. Hindenburg wins presidential election 2. (July) Reichstag election Nazis gain 36% of the vote, making them the largest party in the Reichstag 3. (November) Reichstag election Nazi share of the vote declines to 32%
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1933
1. Hitler appointed as Chancellor 2. Reichstag Fire 3. Dachau opened 4, Boycott of Jewish shops 5. Enabling Act 6.All political parties, except for the Nazis disbanded 7.Concordat agreed with the Roman Catholic Church
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1934
1. Night of the Long Knives 2. Plebiscite on merging the chancellery with the presidency
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1935
1. Saar plebiscite 2. Nuremberg Laws passed
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1936
1. Remilitarisation of the Rhineland 2. Creation of the Four Year Plan Organisation 3. Reich Office for Combating Homosexuality established
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1937
1. With Burning Concern published 2. Hossbach meeting
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1938
1. Anshluss 2. Kristallnacht
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1939
1. Reich Central Office for Emigration established 2. Nazi-Soviet Pact 3. German invasion of Poland - beginning of WW2 4. Beginning of the Aktion T4 programme
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1940
Battle of Britain
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1941
1. German invasion of the Soviet Union 2. Systematic massacre of Jews in the Soviet Union
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1942
1. Wannsee Conference 2. Speer appointed Minister of Munitions
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1943
Allied bombing of Hamburg
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1944
1. D-Day 2. Bomb Plot
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1945
1. Allied bombing of Dresden 2. Hitler commits suicide 3. Nuremberg Trials
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