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Ideas expressed in Hitler’s Book Mein Kampf

By |2017-03-29T06:56:32+02:00March 29th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mein Kampf

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Ideas expressed in Hitler’s Book Mein Kampf

  • To end unemployment and bring prosperity to Germany
  • To restore Germany pride and identity
  • To create living space for Germans
  • To reverse the Treaty of Versailles
  • To rescue Germany from the […]

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Hitler’s Attempt to Seize Power

By |2017-03-28T09:03:34+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Events during the Munich Putsch

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Hitler’s Attempt to Seize Power

  • On 8 November 1923 Hitler and the Nazi members decided to seize power by force
  • They took advantage of the political and economic difficulties faced by Germany at that time
  • […]


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Adolf Hitler: Early Political Career

By |2017-03-28T08:51:43+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Young Hitler posing with other German soldiers

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Political Career

  • After the war, Hitler went into politics
  • He joined the Germany Workers’ Party in 1919 and was made a committee member
  • The name of the party was the National Socialists which […]

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Adolf Hitler: Introduction

By |2017-03-28T08:42:52+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Adolf Hitler as a baby

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Adolf Hitler

Early Life                                                                                    

  • He was born in 1889 in Austria at Braunau
  • Hitler was an Austrian by nationality
  • His father died in 1903 and his mother in 1908, this left him at 19 with […]

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Weimer Republic: Political Problems

By |2017-03-28T08:36:55+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Reichstag in session during the Weimer Republic years

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Political Problems

  • The government was accused of signing the Versailles treaty
  • Angry right wing groups called this political treachery
  • There was general unrest in the country
  • The Social Democratic Party ( […]

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Weimer Republic: Social Problems

By |2017-03-28T08:30:43+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Soldiers trying to quell civil unrest in Weimer Republic 1920

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Social Problems

  • There were widespread national strikes
  • There were also serious food shortages
  • Unemployment rate was very high
  • Demobilized soldiers caused lawlessness (anarchy)
  • There was also general poverty
  • Hunger and […]

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Weimer Republic: Economic Problems

By |2017-03-28T08:25:03+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Germany coins 1931

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Economic Problems

  • The war had left Germany bankrupt
  • Germany was forced to pay war reparations amounting to 6 600 million pounds
  • This amount was very detrimental to Germany economy but was reduced later
  • The living standards of […]

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The Weimer Republic Constitution

By |2017-03-28T08:15:56+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Reichstag Building in 1918

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: The Weimer Republic Constitution

  • The constitution was drafted in February 1919 with the following provisions:
    1. President – He was elected by popular vote and held the office for seven years. The president elected the chancellor and […]

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Problems faced by the Weimer Republic

By |2017-03-28T08:04:40+02:00March 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Pictures showing the hyperinflation in the Weimer Republic

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Problems faced by the Weimer Republic

  • Dissatisfaction of the Versailles treaty
  • Too many political parties
  • Reparations that were too high
  • Weak government caused by the existence of many political parties in the […]

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Germany 1919 – 1945: Introduction

By |2017-03-27T09:51:21+02:00March 27th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Germany in 1919

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Germany 1919 – 1945

Introduction

  • This topics looks at the problems faced by Germany after World War I
  • It describes the economic and political developments of Germany
  •  and the characteristics of Nazi dictatorship
  • as well as Hitler’s […]

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