Events leading to ww2

Events leading to ww2 - Events leading to war 1919, June-...

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Events leading to war 1919, June- The Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of World War I, and was intended to disarm Germany and force her to pay war reparations. Europe is essentially redrawn, creating an independant Polish state 1923, January- France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr (German industrial region) to enforce payments of reparations. Germany at this time was feeling a deep economic depression and had hyper-inflation. In 1918 the rate of exchange was four marks to the dollar. By November 1923 the rate was 130,000,000,000 marks to the dollar. (That's right, 130 billion!!) 1923, November- Noting political unrest and public dissatisfaction of the government, Hitler attempts to seize power of the Geman government in the beer hall putsch Hitler fails, is captured, and is sent to prison for 2 years during which he writes Mein Kampf . 1926, September- Germany joins the League of Nations. This demonstrates Germany's gradual ascent to world power and out of its economic depression. 1929, 23 October
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 000 taught by Professor Camp during the Fall '07 term at Middlebury.

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