The German Phoenix

The German Phoenix - The German Phoenix; Hitler and the...

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1. The Weimar Republic, The Treaty of Versailles and the War Guilt Clause- formally declared in the last days of WWI on Nov 9, 1918…on July 31, 1919 it formally becomes known as the Weimar Republic, all kings, princes, and dukes were removed from power and deprived of all authority and a new constitution is adopted by an assembly based at Weimar and was never abrogated but most argue that January 30, 1933 marks the fall of the Weimar Republic because Hitler becomes chancellor and in effect a dictator…those who told the government to sue for peace also told the people on the eve of the armistice proclaim that the government sold out its people which immediately weakened support for the new republic…article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles demands that Germany accepts full responsibility for starting WWI and the German people would not accept the validity of this statement 2. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis a. Background- born April 20, 1889 in Austria, son of an Austrian father (cobbler) and a Bavarian mother, an unsocialable youth, wanted to be an architect and painter and had average ability at art, wandered the streets of
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