German History before 1933

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End of the Franco-Prussian War

1870

Germany emerges as an empire.

Triple alliance is formed

1882

An alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

06/28/1914

Germany declares was on France

08/03/1914

World War 1

08/04/1914 - 11/11/1918

Kaiser is Overthrown

1918

Germany becomes the Weimar republic.

Hitler was sent by the Army to spy on the German Worker's Party

1919

He joined them soon after as he agreed with a lot of what he had heard.

German Worker's Party was founded by Anton Drexler

01/05/1919

He wanted to draw workers away from the communist party

Treaty of Versailles is signed

06/28/1919

Germany lost many colonies and had to pay high reparations

Hitler joined the German Worker's Party which he soon renamed as the Nazi Party

1920

(National Socialist German Worker's Party)

Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party

1921

He set up the SA, a private army for his party

France and Belgium invaded the Ruhr

1923

This caused 20,000 people to join the Nazi party.

Hitler led an attempt to overthrow the German Government

1923

He was put on trial and sent to jail where he served only 9 months of his 5 year sentence.

Germany joins the League of Nations

1925

The Wall Street Crash

Approx. 10/01/1929