Germany 1918–45

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  • Copyright: 1997-04-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Germany is a popular topic of study for students working towards GCSE. This text covers the main events between the end of the First World War and Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union, and is suitable for both S.H.P. and Modern World History syllabuses. Key questions are used to focus student attention, and excellent coverage is provided of the impact of the Treaty of Versailles, life during the Weimar period, Hitler's rise to power and the influence of the Nazi regime. A wide range of sources and illustrations help set the events of this period in context.

Table of Contents

1. Germany and the First World War
2. The Treaty of Versailles
3. German reaction to the treaty
4. A fair treaty?
5. The Weimar Republic
6. The Spartacist revolt
7. Democracy in Weimar Germany
8. Opposition to Weimar Germany (Part 1)
9. Opposition to Weimar Germany (Part 2)
10. 1924-29: stabilisation and recovery?
11. The Nazi party in the 1920s
12. Art and culture in the Weimar Republic
13. Was Weimar Germany doomed from the start?
14. The Depression, Nazi Germany and War
15. Hitler comes to power
16. From democracy to dictatorship
17. Prominent Nazis
18. Coercion and consent
19. Propaganda
20. Nazi persecution
21. Totalitarianism?
22. Young people in Nazi Germany
23. Women and the family
24. A popular regime?
25. 1939-45 Germany at war
26. Review: Hitler's Germany
Postscript: Germany since the end of the Nazi period

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