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2 ambitiousaggressive Likes the army intelligentpredictableweakBlindproud 1. The war of 1871 was known as the... a)Franco – Prussian War b)War of Independence c)First World War d)Prussian – German War 2. After 1871 Europe saw some big changes... These were a)Prussian Unification b)German Unification c)End of World War One d)Prussian – German War 3. The King of Prussia was know as? a)The Queen b)The Emperor c)The Kaiser d)The Chancellor 4. The King of Prussia was know as? a)The Queen b)The Emperor c)The Kaiser d)The Chancellor 5. Tick 3 things Germany began to do AFTER 1871 a)Build up her army b)Become a united state c)Destroy her trade connections d)Created the Reichstag e)Killed the Kaiser and his supporters f)Became an influential super state in Europe 6. Highlight / tick the correct descriptions of the Kaiser

3 7.Fill in the gaps... After World War........... Germany was a weak and................ country. People blamed the............... for starting the war....................... coming back from the front demonstrated against the Kaiser. The............................... was weak and so were its leaders. Germany was run practically as a dictatorship, led by the................ The once.......................... and ambitious German people were now angry and....................... amongst themselves. OneSoldiersProudGermanyUnstableKaiser ReichstagArmy Dictatorship Right WingDemocracy 8. Add as much detail as you can to the spectrum Change Nazis Communism Racist Tradition Violent revolution Working class Backward looking Economic equality Progress Militarism Fascists 9. Write either Left or Right wing next to the words in the table below.....

4 Spartacists Led by Rosa Luxemberg Anti-war Wanted a violent revolution Communist Friekorps Angry ex-soldiers Hated Ebert and the Government Wanted a violent uprising Armed Social Democrats Ebert as leader Wanted support of rich landowners Worried about revolution Wanted government in control 10. Read the below statements and highlight who you think should be in charge of Germany in 1918. In the box write the reason WHY.... A revolution is where people march on the government A revolution is always violent A revolution is where power passes from one social group to another A revolution is a forced change of government 11. What is a revolution? Colour in the 3 correct statements below. Elected every 7 years Members of the Reichstag elected every 4 years Proportional representation. (the number of MPs per party was based on the number of votes) Over the age of 20 could vote Guaranteed basic freedoms such as free speech Must have support of at least half the Reichstag to pass laws Introduced lawsControlled the army / navy and air force Stayed out of the day-to-day running of the country. In a crisis could rule alone Chosen by the President. Elected the President and the members of the Reichstag Responsible for the day to day running of the country ChancellorReichstagGerman peoplePresident 12.Match the statements with the correct person / group.

5 13.Can you remember the 4 key parts of the Treaty of Versailles? Remember LAMB! 14. What was Article 48 (2 answers)? a)An act of power to Hitler b)Part of the constitution which gave power to the Chancellor c)Part of the constitution which gave ultimate power to the President d)Used only in a state of emergency 15. What is proportional representation? a)All votes were counted centrally and divided fairly between parties b)All voters were able to vote for a candidate in their area c)Votes were counted and the largest party took total control d)Everyone had an equal amount of seats in the Reichstag 16. Who are these people? What groups do they belong to?

6 The Story So Far.... Treaty of Versailles Spartacists uprising & a murder The Kapp Putsch Power Struggle – Spartacists & SDP Germany collapsing at the end of WWI Getting Rid of the Kaiser The Weimar Constitution 17. Can you make any links between the events? Add dates and information where possible 18. What problems did Weimar Germany face? Tick all correct options….. a)Germany were defeated in World War One b)Germany were invaded by the Dutch c)In 1925 Germany declared war on Belgium d)Hyperinflation occurred in 1923 e)The great depression occurred in 1924 f)The Treaty of Versailles was signed g)The Government leaders changed regularly h)The government had to deal with lots of political violence i)The Ruhr was invaded 19. Put these events IN ORDER to create the story of hyperinflation….. Workers went on a general strike France invaded the Ruhr The government had to print yet MORE money The government printed money to pay the workers Germany couldn’t afford Reparations payments Hyperinflation sets in Shops put their prices up

7 20. Next to each statement write whether or not it refers to the working, middle or upper class….. I own land which has kept its valueHyperinflation has robbed me of my savings My salary does not increase, I am in real trouble A rich business man has offered to buy my business for less than its value I can barter family goods for foodI can pay my debts off easily now! I have lots of foreign currency which has kept its value My pension is worth nothing now hyperinflation has set in My wages are being increased hourlyI cannot pay my mortgage I stole a basket today it was worth more than money I have earned more money in one day than my Grandad did his entire life 1924 he attended a meeting with the French, British and American leaders. The result was the Dawes Plan, which allowed the Germans to only pay what they could afford. Germans quickly accepted their new currency and hyperinflation ended. However, people who had lost all their savings never got their money back... And forever blamed Stresemann and his government. Stopped the printing of paper money and replaced all old money with a new currency called the Rentenmark. One Rentenmark replaced 1000 billion marks Germany definately became a major European power again under Stresemann. The League of Nations even gave Germany ‘great power status’. Which meant they took part in major decisions. However, some Germans criticised Stresemann for not demanding some of the land back from countries that had taken it at the end of WWI Organised big loans from America. The Germans built new factories, housing, hospitals and schools. This meant more jobs and more Germans earning money. The French troops left the Rhur. However, some Germans thought Stresemann had given in to the French by not demanding a complete end to all reparations – many thought Germany shouldnt be paying anything at all. Improve Germany’s relationship with other countries. 1925 Locarno Treaty, 1926 joined the League of Nations. Slowly Germany became more prosperous. Some called it a ‘Golden Age.’ A night out in Berlin in the late 1920’s (cinemas, music halls, night clubs, and beer halls) was meant to be one of the greatest experiences in the world. However even Stresemann felt Germany relied on American money too much. What if they wanted their money back? 21. Match up the Weimar Republics problems with the solutions of Stresemann 22. Who was Gustav Stresemann? a)Leader of Germany 1919 – 1920 b)President of Germany 1923 c)Foreign Minister 1924 – 1929 d)Chancellor of Germany 1924

8 Germany BRITAIN & War debts Loans Repay 21. Fill in the gaps to complete the Dawes Plan loans cycle 23. Germany joined the League of Nations in what year? a)1924 b)1925 c)1923 d)1926 24. In what year was the Young Plan signed? a)1925 b)1926 c)1927 d)1928 e)1929 25. In which year did the Wall Street Crash take place? a)1925 b)1926 c)1927 d)1928 e)1929 HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS QUIZ, IF YOU HAVE REACHED THE END YOU’RE A GENIUS! X

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