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Unformatted text preview: Hitler’s Rise in Germany • Conditions in Germany in the 1930’s • WWI was a struggle for survival- why? • Germany was gaining power, becoming a threat. Germany didn’t think other European nations would accept its ambitions. • They expected a war for German survival • Germany was a young nation – unified in 1871 • From Allied perspective, Germany was the aggressor • Compared to the Hunds- central Asian tribe that swept into Europe and under minded the Roman Empire – Hunds very effective and brutal military force • Keizer Wilhelm compared ^ • More reasonable to compare Germany to Germanic tribes • Weimar Germany – after WWI, the new gov’t. in Germany had trouble controlling Berlin, so in order to establish stability, they moved to Weimar • Most powerful political faction- Social Democrats • First President- Ebert (Social Democrat) – felt they had met all the demands of the Allies • Got rid of Keiser, formed a democracy • Terms of the Treaty of Versailles- why are we being punished when we cooperated with the Allies? • Treaty of Versailles put Ebert in an awkward position- moderate government accused of being traitors because Treaty was unpopular...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 1026 taught by Professor Nganson during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '07