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Diktat
An order or decree imposed by someone in power without pouplar consent.
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Edelweiss pirates
Were a loosely-organized group of youths in Nazi Germany. They emerged in western Germany out of the German Youth Movement of the late 1930s in response to the strict regimentation of the Hitler Youth.
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30 January 1933
Was the day Hitler was sworn in as chancellor by President Hindenburg.
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Stresemann
Was a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic.
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Chancellor
Is the person who is head of the government.
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President
Is the elected head of a state.
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230 seats
Is the number of seats the Nazi party won in the July 1932 federal election.
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Wall Street Crash
The Wall Street Crash was the crash of the U.S. Stock Market on October 29th 1929.
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Hitler Youth
Was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany.
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Hyperinflation
Is monetary inflation occuring at a very high rate.
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Reichstag Fire
Was the destruction of the Reichstag building on February 27th 1933.
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Kristallnacht
Was on November 9, 1938 when almost 200 synagogues were destroyed, over 8,000 Jewish shops were sacked and looted, and tens of thousands of Jews were removed to concentration camps.
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Young plan
Was a program for settling German reparations debts after World War I written in 1929 and formally adopted in 1930.
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Asocials
Was one of several categories of people targeted by the Nazi regime.
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KPD
Stood for the communist party in Germany.
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League of Nations
Was an international organization established after World War I under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
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Black Thursday
Is the name given to Thursday, Oct. 24, 1929 when Wall Street crashed.
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Pimpf
Was the youngest subsection of the Hitler Youth.
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Lebensraum
Is the territory which a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development.
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Ebert
Was a German far-right political leader of the 1920s who was instrumental in the formation of the pan-German and anti-Semitic German Workers' Party.
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Anton Drexler
Was a German far-right political leader of the 1920s who was instrumental in the formation of the pan-German and anti-Semitic German Workers' Party.
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November Criminals
Is what advocates denounced the German government leaders who signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918.
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Bruning
Was the chancellor of Germany from 1930-32.
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Reichstag
Reichstag was the seat of the German Government
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Kapp Putsch
Was a coup attempt in March 1920 aimed at undoing the results of the German Revolution of 1918–1919, overthrowing the Weimar Republic and establishing a right-wing autocratic government.
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25 Point Programme
Was the party program of National Socialist German Worker's Party.
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RAD
Was the Reich Labour Service to help militarise the German workforce.
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Censorship
Is the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups.
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Dolchtoss
Was the stab in the back myth.
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Locrano Pact
a series of treaties in 1925 with the principal treaty, between Germany, France, and Belgium, concerned the maintenance of their existing frontiers, settlement of disputes by arbitration without resort to force.
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Inflation
Is a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
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Sparacist League
The Spartacus League a Marxist revolutionary movement organized in Germany during World War I
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Rearmament
Is the growth of the German military in contravention of the Versailles treaty in the 1930’s following Hitler’s rise to power.
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Sturmabteilung
Also known as "Brown Shirts," they were the Nazi party's main instrument for undermining democracy and facilitating Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
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Der Sturmer
Was a weekly tabloid-format Nazi newspaper published by Julius Streicher.
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Strength through joy
Was a large state-operated leisure organization in Nazi Germany.
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VW
VW is an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg.
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DAF
Stands for German Labour Movement.
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Treaty of Versailles
Was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
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Autobahns
Motorway
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Mein Kampf
Is an autobiographical manifesto by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
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French Occupation of the Ruhr
Was between 1923 and 1925, by troops from France and Belgium, was a response to the failure of the German Weimar Republic under Chancellor Wilhelm Cuno to pay reparations in the aftermath of World War I.
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Utter menschen
Means a person considered racially or socially inferior.
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