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Here is a summary timeline of key events GCSE for students covering Weimar & Nazi Germany (1918-39).

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Weimar & Nazi Germany (1918-39) - Timeline of Key Events

The “Lean Years” (also called the "wilderness" years) of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany refer to the period between 1924 and 1928 when the Nazi party did not have high...

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Hitler & The Nazi Party - The Lean ("Wilderness") Years from 1924-1928

Here is a summary timeline of key events for students taking Early Elizabethan England (1558-88).

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GCSE: Early Elizabethan England (1558-88) - Timeline of Key Events

The Babington Plot of 1686 was the third key plot against the life of Elizabeth I (following the Ridolfi Plot in 1571 and the Throckmorton Plot in 1583). The Babington Plot ultimately resulted...

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The Babington Plot (1586)

The Throckmorton Plot involved a plan to encourage a popular uprising amongst English Catholic nobles in the north of England. Like the Ridolfi Plot in 1571, this too was thwarted.

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The Throckmorton Plot (1583)

The Ridolfi plot of 1571 involved an Italian banker called Roberto Ridolfi who carried messages from Mary Queen of Scots to Pope Pius V and Philip II of Spain encouraging the...

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The Ridolfi Plot (1571)

The Battle of Gravelines was an important event in the English defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

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Battle of Gravelines (1588)

The First World War ended in November 1918, but evidence that Germany was going to lose was evident earlier than that, throughout the late summer and early autumn. The Allied Powers...

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End of Monarchy in Germany

Before the First World War, Germany was a thriving economy and had developed in a powerful state. Citizens of Germany were confident of the future. Even the prospect of war...

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The Impact of the First World War
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German Navy Laws

The Kaiser wanted Germany to achieve her place in the sun, and in order to achieve this they needed a large naval force.

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German Navy Laws
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Prussia

Prussia was a state within Germany, just of one of twenty five. However, Prussia had a special position within Germany. Prussia itself took up over half of the territory in...

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Prussia

Germany was a country which was used to a hardline authoritarian government underneath a strong ruler. This was believed by many in Germany to be the only way for a...

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Growth of Socialism & Social Reform

Once unified, German industrial effort increased significantly. This increase in industrial effort was significantly increased under Wilhelm II. Germany managed to increase the output of steel and the steel industry...

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Growth of Industry in Germany

From 1871, there was a growth of Parliamentary Government in Germany. When Germany was united into one country, the country was ruled by a constitutional monarch. Under a constitutional monarchy, the...

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Growing Parliamentary Government

Governing Germany was problematic. There were many different actors in the governing of Germany. The Kaiser was the ultimate decision maker in Germany, and any policy could not be implemented...

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Problems governing Germany
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Kaiser Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II became Kaiser in 1888 when he was 29. He had succeeded his grandfather Wilhelm I. Wilhelm had different ideas about how Germany was going to be governed in the New...

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Kaiser Wilhelm II

The Nazi-Soviet Pact was an agreement between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. It was unusual as Nazi Germany had made no secret of the fact they hated communism and...

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The Nazi-Soviet Pact, August 1939
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Invasion of Poland

The Invasion of Poland was a secret part of the Nazi Soviet Pact. They had agreed to work together to divide Poland between them. This agreement meant Hitler was able...

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Invasion of Poland

The Munich Agreement was supposed to end Hitler’s territorial ambitions in Europe and ensure that peace would prevail. However, in March 1939, Hitler’s forces invaded Czechoslovakia. They took all...

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Occupation of Czechoslovakia (March 1939)

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