Jews let out of Ghettos and oppressing laws were scrapped
Russian (Prussia) statesmen Bismarck wins war against France and takes Alsace-Lorraine
Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy
Large German Navy built
France and Britain reach agreements about colonies in North Africa
Revolution against ruler Tsar Nicholas II
Pressure rises between alliances
France, Britain and Russia
Austria-Hungary concerned about keeping empire together
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by Princip ( at 10:45) after several people in the organisation failed to do the deed and just caused confusion
Austria blamed Serbia for the Duke's death and sent it an ultimatum
Austria declared war on Serbia and shelled Belgrade (it's capital)
The Russian army got ready to help Serbia defend itself against the Austrian attack. Germany warned Russia not to help Serbia.
It began to move it's army towards France and Belgium
Ready to fight any German invasion
Germany invaded Belgium. Britain ordered Germany to withdraw from Belgium
With the German's remaining in Belgium, Britain carried through their threat
The British passenger liner was sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine
The leaders of both sides had a meeting in a railway carriage, the armistice was signed at 6 am and came into force five hours later
Constitution signed in Weimer
(Renamed National Socialist German Worker's Party)
Hitler intimidates opposing partys
Hitler tries to seize power
First Reichstag elections
Hitler's trial and imprisonment for leading the 'Munich Putsch'
Hitler puts forward his views and changes the Nazi policy to winning power through democracy.
Beginning of worldwide slide into depression
Nazis win 230 seats in the Reichstag election
Concentration camps were set up to tyrannise all opponents of the Nazi policy
Civil servants dismissed from public office
'Law for the prevention of hereditarily diseased progeny' made it compulsory for the physically disabled or 'feeble minded' to be sterilised
Jews had to hand over electrical equipment and optical equipment, bicycles, typewriters and records
Even if Jews converted to Christianity and baptised, they were still classed as members of the Jewish race
Jews had to declare their finances so that their own personal assets could be seized by the government
Jews had to declare their own finances so that their own personal assets could be seized by the government
Passports of those Jews who emigration did not suit the Nazis, were seized
Vandalism and violence against german Jews. Over 90 Jews killed and 30, 000 rounded up
Jewish children were no longer allowed to attend state schools
Jews had to hand over driving licenses and vehicle permits to the police
Jews could be evicted from their homes without a given reason or served notice
Jews evicted from parts of Poland and sent to 'Jewish reserve'
Jews were not allowed to to leave their homes after 8 pm in the winter or 9 pm in the summer
Over 70,000 physically and mentally disabled Germans were murdered in gas chambers in Germany and Austria.
Nazis confiscated property of Polish Jews and forced them into designated 'ghettos' in the major cities
Germany invaded Russia in an 'ideological war of extermination'. They killed entire communities of Jews.
However Nazis let Jews exchange valuable goods for food and medicine