The impact of the Depression of 1929

When was "Black Thursday"?
24 October 1929
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What was "Black Thursday"?
The New York Stock Exchange experienced its worst ever fall in share prices
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Why did Germany's economic links lead to them suffering more in the wake of the Wall Street Crash?
Their recovery had been financed by US loans, which either dried up or were withdrawn.
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How much did Germany's export trade decline by between 1929 and 1933?
61%
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German goverment initiates a two-day closure of banks and the stock exchange?
July 1931
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How many people did the official government figures say were unemployed by 1932?
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Why were the government figures on unemployment misleading?
Only counted those registered as unemployed
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What were the true unemployment figures estimated to be by July 1933?
8 million
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Where was the Depression most impactful?
Industrial areas, e.g Ruhr, Silesia, Hamburg
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How did the Depression affect the small town of Brand-Erbisdorff?
After local glassworks closed, ½ population recieving welfare payments.
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What was the unemployment rate among males in the 14-25 age group in Hamburg in June 1933?
39%
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What measures did the Bruning government put in place for unemployed young people?
Day centres + emergency labour schemes
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When were the two strikes regarding higher wages for young people?
Oct. 1930 + June 1932
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Why could women be said to have weathered the Depression more effectively than their male counterparts?
Female proportion of workers ↑ during Depression
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How could women be said to have been badly affected by the events of the Depression?
May 1932 - law passed allowed married female civil servants to be dismissed from their jobs due to their marital status
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How many votes did the Nazis get in the Sept 1930 election?
6.5 million
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How many members was the SA estimated to have by 1932?
400,000
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Oct. 1929
Wall Street Crash
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March 1930
Collapse of Muller's Grand Coalition; Bruning becomes Chancellor
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Sept. 1930
Reichstag eelction - major gains by NSDAP and KPD
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May 1931
Austrian bank collapses
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July 1931
Financial crisis
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April 1932
Ban on Nazi SA, Hindenburg re-elected
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May 1932
Brunign resigns; replaced by Papen as Chancellor
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July 1932
Reichstag electin - nazis become largest party
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The New York Stock Exchange experienced its worst ever fall in share prices

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What was "Black Thursday"?

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Their recovery had been financed by US loans, which either dried up or were withdrawn.

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61%

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July 1931

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