The Weimar Republic 1918-24 (Why such troubled times?)

Events

Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated

9 November 1918

Armistice signed

November 11, 1918

The Spartacist uprising

4 January 1919

Treaty of Versailles signed

28 June 1919

Hitler joins Germany's workers party - DAP

12 September 1919

Hitler changed the name of DAP to NSDAP

24 February 1920

Berlin Rebellion

13 March 1920

Led by Wolfgang Kapp featuring several thousand Freikorps soldiers.

Adolf Hitler mustered out of the military

31 March 1920

NSDAP total party membership comes to 2,000

Approx. December 1920

Hitler becomes leader of the Nazis

28 July 1921

670 German marks = 1 US dollar

31 July 1922

2,000 German marks = 1 US dollar

Approx. August 1922

45,000 German marks = 1 US dollar

Approx. October 1922

500,000 German marks = 1 US dollar

Approx. December 1922

Belgian and French armies occupy the Ruhr

11 January 1923

This is due to German non-payment of reparations.

Hitler imprisoned and begins to write Mein Kampf

8 November 1923

Imprisoned for "political crimes"

The Dawes Plan begins to be implemented

12 April 1924

This was an attempt to solve the WW1 reparations problem.

Hitler is released from Prison

19 December 1924