formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting. Asked the allies for this rather than surrender, as they knew that they could no longer win the way.
The Treaty of Versailles
June 28 1919
1 of 5 treaties formulated at the Paris Peace Conference as part of the peace negotiations at the end of WW1. Conditions of peace with Germany.
First meeting of the League of Nations
an international organisation established after WW1 under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The League, the forerunner of the UN, brought international cooperation on health, labor problems, refugee affairs etc.
Benito Mussolini is made Italian Premier
october 29 1922
He created the Fascist party
Beer Hall Putsch
November 9 1923
Hitler and his associates planned to seize Munich and later to use Munich as a base for a march against Germany’s Weimar Republic government. Putsch failure, arrest of Nazi leadership.
Germany accepts the Dawes Plan
August 27 1924
short term economic benefits to the German economy and softened the burdens of war reparations by stabilising currency.
The Locarno pacts are signed
December 1 1925
agreements whereby Germany, France, Belgium, Britain and Italy mutually guaranteed peace in Western Europe.
New York Stock Market Crash
October 29 1929
lost $30 billion. Equivalent of $396 billion today. More than the total cost of WW1. Led to the Great Depression.
The final League of Nations Disarmament Conference is held
February 1932 - July 1932
failed effort to actualize the ideology of disarmament (reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons)
Hyperinflation in Germany
the government begins printing more money to pay for its spending. Prices rise and inflation occurs.