IGCSE History
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IGCSE History: An Introduction - The Depth Study

Germany 1918- 45 subject content

The Revolution of 1918 and the establishment of the Republic. The Versailles settlement and German reactions to it. The Weimar constitution, main political divisions, role of the army. Political disorder, 1919-23; economic crises and hyper-inflation; the occupation of the Ruhr, 1923. The Stresemann era. Cultural achievements of the Weimar period. 

The early years of the Nazi Party; Nazi ideas and methods; the Munich Putsch; the roles of Hitler and other Nazi leaders. The impact of the Depression on Germany; political, economic and social crisis of 1930-33; reasons for Nazis' rise to power; Hitler takes power, the Reichstag Fire and the election of 1933. 

Nazi rule in Germany; the Enabling Act; the night of the Long Knives; the death of Hindenburg; removal of opposition; methods of control and repression; use of culture and the mass media. Economic policy including rearmament. Different experiences of Nazi rule; women and young people; anti-semitism, persecution of minorities. Opposition to Nazi rule. 

Impact of the Second World War on Germany; conversion to war economy; the Final Solution.