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What problems did the Weimar government face in the early 1920s.

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Chapter 1 What problems did the Weimar government face in the early 1920s The Weimar encountered lots of problems in the early 1920s for example: 1. Political challenges The people of Germany didn't want a democracy and many revolutionists tried to over throw the Weimar by revolting against the government. 2. Competition The Weimar had four main groups that were a threat to them, they were; 1. Nazis 2. Communists 3. Independent Socialists 4. Nationalists 3. Money The Weimar had to pay 6.600 million out to the allies for reparations, this sent the German economy out of control causing hyperinflation, which meant; A Loaf of Bread 1918 - 0.63marks Jan 1923 - 250 marks Nov 1923 - 201,000,000,000 marks This was not good news for savers as what had been their life savings had changed just to a few pennies, it was good for loaners though as they only had to pay back a minimal amount. Savers were outraged at the Weimar Government and this is one of the main reasons for the many attempts to overthrow the government. ...read more.

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This infuriated him and Hitler was very depressed and upset at this news, he hated the government, it was because of them that Germany had pulled out of the war. To make this even worse the Kaiser ran away as there was to much pressure upon him, and so the Weimar government took power, Hitler hated them but ended up working for them as a V-man or a spy on other political parties, he would go to rallies pretending to be a member of the public and report back to the government on what each party believed in and any strong parties who could be a threat. One day Hitler went to a rally of the German Workers Party their leader Anton Drexler was speaking and Hitler could understand what Anton was trying to say. Hitler then joined the GWP and Anton put Hitler in charge of the propaganda and was very pleased as Hitler was extremely good at making speeches and attracted that many new members to the GWP he soon became the new leader of the GWP. ...read more.

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Sentenced to five years' imprisonment, but serves only eight months, during which time he writes Mein Kampf. 1928 The Nazi Party gains 12 seats in the German Parliament, the Reichstag. 1929 Beginning of the Great Depression. 1930 The Nazi Party gains 107 seats in the Reichstag. 1933 January. Appointed Chancellor. February. Reichstag fire blamed on communists. March. Reichstag passes an Enabling Act giving full power to the Nazi Party. 1934 June. "Knight of the Long Knives". August. Death of President Hindenburg. End of Weimar Republic, and beginning of the Third Reich. 1935 Launches open German rearmament. 1936 Sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland. 1938 Orders annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. 1939 German invasion of Poland. Britain and France declare war on Germany, beginning World War II. 1940 German forces overrun Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. Britain resists invasion. 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union; forces reach the gates of Moscow, but are pushed back. United States enters the war against the Axis powers. 1941-1945 Campaign to destroy world Jewry, with millions sent to extermination camps. 1944 German officers' plot to assassinate him fails. 1945 Marries his long-time companion, Eva Braun, in his Berlin bunker, and then commits suicide. Tom McCarron Nazi Germany ...read more.

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