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Germany 1918 to 1945
What were the feelings of the German people about the Treaty of Versailles?
The Germans felt humiliated by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and wanted revenge
The German people did not feel strongly about the Treaty of Versailles
The German people felt that the Treaty of Versailles had proven to be very beneficial to Germany
What were the political weaknesses of the Weimar republic?
It funded Hitler's rise to power
It was made up of a succession of weak, short lived governments and most Germans got tired of this
The Weimar republic was too autocratic
What were the economic problems of the Weimar Republic?
War reparations leading to the invasion of the Ruhr valley by the French in 1923, the hyper-inflation of 1923 and the high unemployment during the Great World Depression after 1929
There were no economic problems of the Weimar Republic
The German people were so well-off during the Weimar Republic that they got complacent and Hitler rose to power without proper checks
Which two sources produced effective propaganda against the Weimar Republic?
The supporters of the Kaiser and the army
The left-wing opponents (Marxists/Communists) and the right-wrong opponents (the Nazi Party)
The Protestant and Catholic churches
Why did the appeal of Hitler and the Nazis increase between 1929 and 1932?
Because Hitler was a gifted speaker and he told many Germans what they wanted to hear
Because Hitler gave bribes to every German citizen as he was personally wealthy
Because Hitler kept silent and German's admired his diplomacy and tact
What were the political successes of Hitler's Stormtroopers during his rise to power?
They were all gifted public speakers
They all wrote convincing newspaper articles
They physically attacked the Nazi's political opponents
In what way did wealthy German businessmen help Hitler in his rise to power?
They paid his personal expenses so he could travel in comfort and the ordinary people would see him as an important man
They paid for the expensive election campaigns in the years leading up to 1932
They paid some of his utility bills as he was too busy to deal with this
In what ways did Adolf Hitler appeal to the Germans?
Hitler told them that they were the 'Master Race' that he would tear-up the Treaty of Versailles and that Greater Germany would take Lebensraum in Eastern Europe
He told them to be content with their lot
He told them he would give Germans a slightly better standard of living
What brought Hitler and his Nazi to power in 1933?
The street-fighting of the Nazi Stormtroopers followed by a vicious military takeover
The collapse of the German Marxists as a political force
Victory in the elections for the German parliament