Weimar and Nazi Germany

Weimar and Nazi Germany

The Weimar Republic was established as the form of government in Germany following the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II at the end of the First World War. The establishment faced opposition from the off, with unrest in several parts of Germany and political opposition to it’s very existence.

Surviving a series of violent insurrections such as the Spartacist Uprising and Kapp Putsch, the Republic was faced with crippling debts from the war alongside the redemption payments. A key feature of German politics in the 1920’s was the manner in which the Government dealt with these issues and the way in which they attempted to tackle the impact of them domestically.

The successes and failures of these policies are in many ways mirrored by the electoral popularity of political parties on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Utlimately this led to the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1932.

German History Homepage
Founding of the Weimar RepublicThe Treaty of Versailles
1919-1923: Years of Crisis?The Munich Putsch
Origins of the Nazi Party1924-1928: A Golden Era?
Gustav StresemannGerman Foreign Relations 1919-1932
Germany in the Great DepressionRise of the Nazi Party
Failings of the Weimar RepublicTotalitarian Regime
Nazi methods of controlOpposition to the Nazi Regime
PropagandaEconomic Policy
Weimar GermanyOur sister site provides in depth coverage of many aspects of life in Germany at the time of the Weimar Republic
Resistance and Opposition to the Nazi RegimeA wide ranging series of articles on the different opposition and resistance movements in Nazi Germany.
Lesson plans, resources and ideas on Nazi GermanyA range of lesson plans, teaching resources and links of use in the classroom
Economy under Nazi ruleArticles, Resources and Documentation relating to the Economy under Nazi rule

Revision Diagrams

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The Nazi Party up to 1929How did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?
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