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Jorran Beebe Term Paper First Draft 6/4/10 In the beginning, Germany was a mixture of people. These people originated from along the Baltic Sea cost and moved their way into the central and southern areas of present-day Germany. At the time there were three major tribal groups; the eastern Germanic people that lived along the Oder and Vistula rivers; the northern Germanic people who inhabited the southern part of present-day Scandinavia; and the western Germanic people who inhabited the extreme south of Jutland and the area between the North Sea and the Elbe, Rhine, and Main rivers. These rivers provided a boundary between Germanic and Roman territory after the defeat of the Suevian tribe by Julius Caesar about 70 B.C. The presence of warlike tribes beyond the Rhine prompted the Romans to pursue a campaign of expansion into the Germanic Territory. It was at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in A.D. 9 that brought about the liberation of the greater part of Germany from Roman domination. This was one fact that many do not know about Germany and how they were able to break free from Roman domination. Skipping forward to the more known history that Germany is still known for would be Hitler and the Rise of National Socialism. Adolf Hitler was born in the Austrian border town of Braunau am Inn in 1889. He lived in Vienna until 1913 when he moved to Munich. Hitler served in the German army during WWI and then joined the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP). These members were known as Nazis, a term derived from the German pronunciation of “National.” 1921 Hitler assumed leadership of the NSDAP. Adolf reorganized the party and encouraged the assimilation of other radical right-wing groups. Hitler rapidly transformed the Weimar Republic into dictatorship. Skipping a little bit through time and WW2 began and it was clear that the war would not be a short one so Germany’s industry was reorganized for a total mobilization. Anti-Semitism was one of the Third Reich’s most faithfully executed policies. Hitler saw the Jews’ existence as inimical to the well-being of the German race. The Nazis began immediately to rid Germany of its Jewish citizens. Killing was the way the Nazis decided to rid Germany of the Jews. Killing came to
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be done in an efficient, factory like fashion in large extermination camps run by Himmler’s Special Duty Section. Authorities generally agree that about sex million European Jews died in the Holocaust. Finally in June 1944, American, British, and Canadian forces invaded France, driving the Germans back and liberating Paris. With many countries combining forces Hitler was faced with certain defeat. Hitler committed suicide in a Berlin bunker. Berlin fell to the Soviet forces on May 2 and on May 7 th , the Third Reich surrendered unconditionally. Currently Germany nominated Christian Wulff as their new president. Germany is also pretty big in
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2010 for the course MGMT 101 taught by Professor Haitt during the Spring '10 term at Buena Vista.

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