Post world war 1 germany?
Topic: Parts of term papers
May 22, 2019 / By Fedelma Question:
This is part of my essay i am writing and i was told by a friend that post world war 1 germany had democracy basically shoved down their throats by the americans, before they were able to handle it, so by the voice of the people their government basically got voted to become a facist government which lead to the hallocaust, is this correct?
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Corrine | 10 days ago
One main reason the Nazis could rise to power was in part due to the Allies harsh treatment of Germany at the Treaty of Versailles. Germany had NO say in the treaty. And the Allies imposed harsh and brutal terms on Germany, the main term was Germany had to pay ALL damaged done during WW1. This lead to MASSIVE hyperinflation. It took a wheelbarrow full of paper money just to buy a loaf of bread.
If your writing a paper on post WW1 Germany you have to mention hyperinflation.
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Originally Answered: U.S and Germany in World War Two?
Come on, man... that's a whole homework assignment.
"For Some Reason I can not find the answer to these questions"
The reason is, either you didn't study, or you just want the answers from someone else. Just take out the textbook, get some paper, and do the project yourself.
You could not be further from the truth if you tried.
Very basicaly, because it covers tons of stuff, it went like this:-
The Weimarer Republic which existed in Germany after WW1
could hardly be described as being based on American Democracy.
Large parts of what was Prussia and Associated German States were occupied by British, French, and American military forces.
The Nazi got into power campaigning against what they saw as the astronomically cruel terms of the Treaty of Versailles under which defeated Germany had to pay war reparations ( probably would have been paying them to about 1970 had WW2 had not kicked off) to the Allied Powers for stopping the war and defeating Kaiser Wilhelm II.
With Kaiser Bill out of the picture and the dissolution of the German States other Royal Families as individual rulers, there was a constant sour taste in the mouths of the losers, not helped by very high inflation, communist agitation, and high unemployment.
Under these conditions Hitler and his cronies seemed to be the light at the end of the tunnel for Germanys problems.
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The key thing you need to focus on is the Treaty of Versailles. It ended WWI but the penalties it imposed on Germany totally destroyed its economy - it demanded payment of "reparations" to the Allies which Germany just couldn't afford, and led in some extent to the hyperinflation of 1923. (Rather interesting to stamp collectors, as Germany ended up issuing postage stamps of "10 million Mark" and so on.) When you have hyperinflation like that, and you have to rush to the shops to buy what you need before your wages lose enough value to buy anything at all, you'll vote for anyone who promises to stop it. The German hyperinflation of 1923 was the 4th worst in world history, with prices doubling every 3 days. The country was ruined by the result of the war and yet couldn't recover because of the demands of the Treaty. Then the NSDAP led by Hitler (the Nazi Party) came along and Hitler promised to restore the fortunes of Germany - of course they voted for him. He promised to create employment and make Germany great again. If you had been a German around that time, wouldn't you have voted for that? Hitler promised public works, employment, national pride... I've driven down the Autobahnen built in his time... he really made Germans feel good again after their defeat. Hitler was democratically elected as Chancellor of Germany thanks to the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic and then took advantage of its weaknesses to secure absolute power. A question I've often seen asked on this subject is "how did the Treaty of Versailles lead to WWII?" In short answer, all the above explains that. Imagine if you were a German in about 1920 or so, totally demoralised, and then a powerful leader like Hitler comes along promising you the world... I bet you'd go along with it. Of course at that time Hitler never revealed his ulterior motives, and not even the German people ever found out what happened in the death camps until after the end of WWII. They had always been told that the deportation of Jews was for "resettlement in the east" and had never been told that the real purpose was to kill them. There is also the point that any people can be swayed by a powerful argument, especially in hard times, and the times then were VERY hard. I say all this from the point of view that I have a German boyfriend, I LOVE the country - it's a fantastic place - and have learned so much from his mother, who lived through it all, being born in western Poland at the time when it was still part of Germany.
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After Germany surrendered in WW1, not only was the country made to pay for the war, but they forfeited all their colonies in Africa too. The country was suffering from mass unemployment and roaring inflation. The economy became stagnant. People wer starving and dying on the streets.
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pretty much yes. the brown shirts, hitler, told the people how and who made their lives so terrible. which was the truth the allies screwed them over after the war in reperations. so they played the blame game and hitler was voted ruler again and again by some of the widest margins ever.
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