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Germany Revision Timeline 1918 - 1945

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1918 -President Wilson's Fourteen Points was announced -Hindenburg and Ludendorff informed the Kaiser that Germany had lost the war -Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated the throne of Germany -Ebert became Chancellor of Germany -The armistice was signed and world war one ended 1919 -Spartacist uprising in Berlin was suppressed by the Freikorps -Ebert became the first President of the Weimar Republic - Hitler joined the German Workers' Party in Munich 1920 -National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi) & 25 point plan for the future 1923 -French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr -German workers began passive resistance in the Ruhr -Chancellor Stresemann ended passive resistance against the French government in the Ruhr -A new currency called the Rentenmark was introduced -Hitler's ...read more.


was re-elected -Reichstag elections were held=Nazis won 280 seats and became the largest party in the parliament -August Hitler was rejected in the position of Vice-Chancellor -December Von Schleicher appointed Chancellor 1933 -Hitler was appointed Chancellor, with Papen as Vice-Chancellor -February Reichstag Fire -Law for the Protection of People and State -Enabling Act was passed -First boycott of Jewish businesses and professionals -Burning of "un-German" books -June Political parties banned -July Nazi Party became the only legal party in Germany -November Reichstag elections were held with the Nazi Party winning every seat 1934 -January German states were abolished -April Himmler was appointed head of the Gestapo -June Night of the long knives = SS no longer part of the SA ...read more.


and Denmark -May Germany invaded Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France -June France surrendered to Germany -July The Battle of Britain began 1941 -All Jews were required to wear a yellow star of David on their clothing -Japan bombed American base at Pearl Harbour -Germany declared war on the United States of America 1943 -Goebbels called on Germans to wage total war 1944 - D Day occurred in France - An attempt to assassinate Hitler failed - German war production reached its highest point - Auschwitz ceased to function as an extermination camp 1945 - Allied armies began to cross the Rhine and into Germany - Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide - The end of the war in Europe ...read more.

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