In the 1920s, Germany faced social and economic problems. The Weimar Government was unpopular and faced opposition from both left and right. The Nazis were able to gain wide support and rise to power.
What was not a feature of the Weimar government?
All men and women over 20 years old could vote
The Reichstag would elect the President
The Reichstag made the laws
What allowed the President to issue laws, without the support of the Reichstag, in an emergency?
Why were some members of the Weimar government referred to as the November criminals by right-wing groups?
They signed the Treaty of Versailles in 1919
They signed the Armistice in 1918
They forced the Kaiser to abdicate in 1919
In which year did Germany default on reparation payments, prompting the Ruhr invasion?
What instruction did the German government give to industrial workers in the Ruhr?
To stop working and they would be paid by the German government
To continue working and they would be paid by the German government
To continue working only if they were paid by the French or Belgians
Which group suffered the most due to hyper-inflation?
Those who were paid monthly
Those who were paid daily
Those who were paid weekly
Why did the Wall Street Crash of 1929 affect Germany so greatly?
The Germans relied on the US to buy all their exports of raw materials
The US were one of the only countries to trade with Nazi Germany
The German economy was dependent on American loans
How did Hitler amass enough popularity to publish his book, Mein Kampf?
He pled not guilty at his trial and was only sentenced to 9 months
He successfully led the putsch to take control of Bavaria
He used his trial after the Putsch to portray himself as a patriot
Who was in control of Nazi propaganda in the early 1930s?
The Spartacists believed in which political ideology?