Germany 1918-1989

Events

November Armistice

11 November 1918

Women get the vote

12 November 1918

Spartacist Revolt

4 January 1919

First Weimar Republic elections

19 January 1919

Treaty of Versailles signed

28 June 1919

Weimar Constitution passed

31 July 1919

Kapp Putsch

12 March 1920

Hyperinflation

1923

Temporary Rentenmark introduced

15 October 1923

Munich Putsch

8 November 1923

New Reichsmark currency (RM)

30 August 1924

Dawes Plan

1 September 1924

Germany enters League of Nations

1926

Kellog Briand Pact

8/27/1928

Young Plan

1929

Wall Street Crash

October 1929

107 Nazis elected into the Reichstag

14 September 1930

SS Marriage Order

31 December 1931

Unemployment of over 30% of the population

1932

First Four Year Plan

1933

Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

30 January 1933

Decree for the Protection of the People and the State suspends civil liberties

February 1933

Reichstag Fire

27 February 1933

Enabling Act passed

24 March 1933

Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service

7 April 1933

Three NAPOLAS open

20 April 1933

DAF set up and other unions banned

6 May 1933

RKK set up to control culture

22 September 1933

Night of the Long Knives

June 30, 1934

Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes Fuhrer

2 August 1934

Nuremburg Race Laws are enacted

9/15/1935

Second Four Year Plan

1936

Kristallnacht

November 9, 1938

Mother's Cross Introduced

May 1939

Wannsee Conference

1/20/1942

July Bomb Plot

20 July 1944

Germany and Berlin divided into allied zones

7 May 1945

Adanauer, leader of the CDU, becomes chancellor

1949

Creation of the FRG

22 May 1949

Creation of the GDR

7 October 1949

BfV set up

December 1950

FRG join NATO

1955

Hallstein Doctrine

1955

BND set up

April 1956

FRG signs Treaty of Rome to become part of EEC

25 March 1957

Berlin Wall goes up

12 August 1961

Erhard becomes chancellor

1963

Millionth guest worker arrives

1964

FRG First Recession

1966

Kiesinger becomes chancellor

1966

Brandt becomes chancellor

1969

GSG-9 set up

28 January 1972

Baader Meinhof bombs headquarters of the US Army in Frankfurt

May 1972

Terrorist massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics

September 1972

Schmidt becomes chancellor

1976

Marriage and Family Law gives women equal status

1977

BEFA set up

1977

Kohl becomes chancellor

1982

Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989