Notes+10.5.2010 - History 158C 10.5.2010 Hitler &...

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History 158C 10.5.2010 Hitler & Stalin I. Hitler How did democracy turn into one of the most brutal dictatorships in history? Weakness of the Weimar Republic o Compromise regime moderate socialists, moderate centrists o Dolchstoss stab in the back legend Troops on Western front betrayed by socialists at home o Signed Treaty of Versailles always associated with defeat o Fledgling democracy Politicians had never exercised power on a nationwide scale Disconnect between outward form of German democracy and reality of lack of democracy o German separatism 1923 French occupation of Ruhr Kap Putsch Hitler s Munich Putsch Politics shifting to the Right Election of Hindenburg 1925 chief of military elites, replaces Ebert (socialist) 1918/1919 German Revolution only halfway Empire institutions unchanged judiciary, education, etc o German population against reparations Weimar committed to it Final payment? Oct 3, 2010 last interest payment on loan bonds
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Notes+10.5.2010 - History 158C 10.5.2010 Hitler &...

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