Between the Wars



Treaty of Versailles

June 28 1919

The Treaty of Versailles was extremely important because it ended World War 1. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on the 28th of June 1919 and was written by the Allies with nearly no contribution from the Germans. Because of the the enormous amounts of deaths and injuries from World War 1 everyone thought the Treaty of Versailles would keep the world at peace for a while without any wars. The Treaty of Versailles consisted of 15 parts with 440 articles to keep peace in the world until other wars started and World War 2 eventually came along.


1920 - 1932

The ban of transportation, production, sale and importation of alcohol worldwide was commonly known as the Prohibition. This occured in from 1920 - 1933 and was difficult to impose. The reasons for the ban of alcohol were because of the national mood, religion, practical side of it and because there were questions if it was right or not. The national mood was a reason because the society was saying it was bad for people's health. It was also spoken that drinking alcohol was against god and his rules. The ban of alcohol would be practical because it would boost the supplies of grains they needed in their everyday lives. Many people thought it was wrong to drink alcohol and enjoy themselves whilst other people were fighting at war.

The 19th Amendment

August 18th 1920

On the 18th of August 1920 the 19th Amendment was adopted in the US, providing the possibility of women to vote. After more than 70 years of unfairness it was finally adopted and thought about. Before this had happened it was becoming a problem as woman were slowly becoming apart of the political parties and didn't have the right to vote. After all the suffer and unfairness the woman were finally allowed to vote and have a say in what happens in the world.

Edith Cowan


Edith Cowan is famously known for her successful election as the first woman to be elected for the Parliament of Australia. She was chosen for the Western Australia Legislative Assembly where she took pride in being a woman and stood up for women's rights. Edith Cowan stood her ground in this position as she was the only woman she was criticized for most things she brought up. You can now find her face of the $50 note.

The Night of the Long Knives

June 30th 1924

Night of the long knives consisted of many deaths ordered by Hitler turning into a massacre. Hitler was awfully scared that the illegal Nazi organization was becoming strong, therefore he decided it would be a good idea to get his best pick of guards to murder the illegal Nazi organisations leaders. This ended with a massacre of not only the leaders but also hundreds of other familiar rivals of Hitler's.

Rise of Consumer Society

Approx. 1927

In the late 1920’s the consumer rate of products skyrocketed higher than ever before. This was because of the technology growing, new ideas and inventions out of manufacturing, communication and transport. This particular part of history is commonly known at the Roaring Twenties and attracted many buyers encouraging the amount of goods to be made in neverending amounts.

The Great Depression

1929 - 1939

The Great Depression was a dark time when there was the worst economic drop in history. The great depression occured when in October 1929 the stock market crashed which ended with many investors being wiped out. Because of the small amount of money people had the consumer rates dropped dramatically leaving the output not worthy and too expensive. The Great Depression was at its lowest point in 1933 when half of the American banks had declined and 15 million Americans were unemployed. Some of the outcomes of The Great Depression were that the stock prices were higher than their value and wages were extremely low. To end The Great Depression people voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt who promised to end The Great Depression within 100 days.

HItler is appointed Chancellor of Germany

January 30th 1933

Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg on the 30th of January 1933. His plans for Germany were massive. He wanted to make germany a one- party state so they were independent. He started off by trying to enlarge police stations and other community places. Hitler's most important thing he wanted to achieve was to make the Nazi party political.

The Spanish Civil War

July 17th 1936 - April 1st 1939

The Spanish Civil war was between the nationalists and the Spanish Republic and its republican supporters and government. It occured on July 17th 1936 to April 1st 1939 and was ruled by Francisco Franco. It started because Francisco Franco rebelled against the second republic. Either side wanted control over the whole country, therefore they thought a horrific civil war would fix all their problems. They believed that whoever won would take control of the country and be in charge of what happened next.

Aboriginal Day of Mourning

January 26th 1938

On the 26th of January in the year 1938 it was announced that it was the 150th anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in Australia. This was called the Day of Mourning now commonly known as Australia Day. It was a day to mourn and or celebrate. The contributors towards the 150th anniversary met at the Australia Hall in Sydney and made sure everyone knew exactly what this day was for. In their speech they stated “this being the 150th Anniversary of the Whiteman's seizure of our country”. They believed it was a day of mourning not celebration because their home had to be shared with others from now on.