Key Words - Weimar Germany - 1918-1933

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Abdicate
To give up political power
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Armistice
Ceasefire
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Chancellor
The German Prime Minister
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Communism
Belief in creating an equal society by workers or organising a revolution against the ruling class
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Democracy
Countries whose governments are chosen by free and fair elections
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Depression
The rapid loss of wealth in the economy
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Disarmament
Getting rid of a country's weapons
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Economy
The wealth of a country, or how businesses in a country are doing
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Freikorps
Extreme right-wing soldiers who kept their weapons after being demobilised at the end of WW1 to fight Communism
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Kaiser
The title of the German King
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League of Nations
The organisation set up after WW1 to keep world peace
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Leftwing
Parties that want to change things to create a more equal society e.g. socialists, communists, etc.
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Nazi Party
Short for the German abbreviation NSDAP which stands for the National Socialist German Workers Party
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November Criminals
The nickname of the German politicians who agreed to an armistice in 1918 and later signed the Treaty of Versailles
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Putsch
An attempt to seize power by force
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Reichstag
The German Parliament
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Reparations
Financial fines for war damage
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Republic
A country without a monarchy
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Rightwing
Parties that want things to stay the same or get even stricter, e.g. nationalists, fascists, Nazis etc.
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Stabbed-in-the-Back Theory
The belief among German soldiers that they were undefeated during the war, but had been betrayed by politicians, communists and Jews into surrendering at a time when they still occupied large parts of Europe
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Strikes
When workers refuse to work in protest against something
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Treaty of Versailles
The treaty forced on Germany after WW1
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War guilt
Accepting sole responsibility for starting the war
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Ceasefire

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The German Prime Minister

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Belief in creating an equal society by workers or organising a revolution against the ruling class

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Countries whose governments are chosen by free and fair elections

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