Weimar Republic
The Weimar Republic (German: Weimarer Republik [ˈvaɪmaʁɐ ʁepuˈbliːk]) is a name given by historians to the federal republic and semi-presidential representative democracy established in 1...
Treaty of Versailles
The 6 months from the end of WWI to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
Paul von Hindenburg
September 27, 1933. In the interwar period a monument was erected at Hohenstein then in German East Prussia (now Olsztynek in the Polish voivodship of Warmia...
German Revolution of 1918-1919
The German Revolution, or November Revolution (German: Novemberrevolution) was the politically driven civil conflict in the German Empire at the end of the First World War, which resulted in the repla...
Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de 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. It was signed on 28 Ju...
World War I reparations
World War I reparations were compensation imposed during the Paris Peace Conference upon the Central Powers following their defeat in the First World War by the Allied and Associate Powers. Each of th...
Occupation of the Rhineland
The Occupation of the Rhineland took place following the armistice that brought the fighting of World War I to a close on 11 November 1918. The occupying armies consisted of American, Belgian, Britis...
Bauhaus
 Staatliches Bauhaus , commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was an art school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and...
Kapp Putsch
The Kapp Putsch, also known as the Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch after its leaders Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Lüttwitz, was an attempted coup in March 1920 which aimed to undo the German Revolution of 1918–...
Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic
The hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic was a three-year period of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic (modern-day Germany) between June 1921 and January 1924.
In order to pay the large costs ...
German Rentenmark
The  Rentenmark  (RM) was a currency issued on 15 October 1923 to stop the hyperinflation of 1922 and 1923 in Weimar Germany. It was subdivided into 100 Rentenpfennig.
After the Occupati...
Occupation of the Ruhr
The Occupation of the Ruhr (German: Ruhrbesetzung) was a period of military occupation of the German Ruhr valley by France and Belgium between 1923 and 1925 in response to the Weimar Republic's fa...
Beer Hall Putsch
The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch, and, in German, as the Hitlerputsch or Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch, was a failed coup attempt by the Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler — along with Ge...
Golden Twenties
Golden Twenties or Happy Twenties is a term, mostly used in Europe, to describe the 1920s, in which most of the continent had an economic boom following the First World War and the severe economic dow...
Dawes Plan
The Dawes Plan was an attempt following World War I for the Triple Entente to compromise and collect war reparations debt from Germany. The Dawes Plan (as proposed by the Dawes Committee, chaired by C...
Paul von Hindenburg
Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (  ), known universally as Paul von Hindenburg ([ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊɐ̯k]; 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a Prussian-German fi...
Great Depression in Central Europe
The Great Depression severely affected central Europe. The unemployment rate in Germany, Austria and Poland rose to 20% while output fell by 40%.Template:Citation neded By November 1932, every Europea...
German federal election, 1930
The German federal election occurred on 14 September 1930. Despite losing 10 seats, the Social Democratic Party of Germany remained the largest party in the Reichstag, winning 143 of the 577 seats, wh...
German federal election, July 1932
Federal elections were held in Germany on 31 July 1932, following the premature dissolution of the Reichstag. They saw great gains by the Nazi Party, which for the first time became the largest party ...
German federal election, November 1932
Federal elections were held in Germany on 6 November 1932. They saw a significant drop in votes for the Nazi Party and increases for the Communists and the national conservative DNVP. It was the last ...
Machtergreifung
Machtergreifung ([ˈmaxtʔɛɐ̯ˌɡʁaɪfʊŋ]), also Machtübernahme or Machtübergabe, is a German term meaning "seizure of power". It is specifically used to refer to the granting of governmental powers in the...
Reichstag fire
The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, ) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 February 1933. Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch council communist was arrested for ...
Reichstag Fire Decree
The Reichstag Fire Decree (German: Reichstagsbrandverordnung) is the common name of the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State (German: Verordnung des Reichspräsi...
Enabling Act of 1933
The Enabling Act (German: Ermächtigungsgesetz) was a 1933 amendment to the Weimar Constitution that gave the German Cabinet – in effect, Chancellor Adolf Hitler – the power to enact laws without the i...