Because there were so many German-speaking people and “Self Determination”, the Sudetenland was thought to belong to a German leader. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that put an end to World War I between the allies and central powers. The policy of appeasement was one of the main reason World War II plunged. Appeasement is simply giving up land in order to avoid upcoming war. During World War II, there were many acts of aggression.
After the war, Hans Janavitz and Carl Mayer, both shocked from the war that had just occurred, were both fantasied with psychoanalysis and this is when they began to write ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ (1920), a silent horror film, filled with key elements of an expressionism film of that era, and one of the first and finest. The sets, which were all hand painted, were eerie and almost dream like. The elements used instantly sets the theme of the film, its dark and sinister looking, but also extravagant, and over the top. At a similar time UFA, a German film making company create just after the First World War was created, also known as Universum Film AG. It was at the heart of the German film industry at the time.
To what extent was Stresemann responsible for the increased stability in Germany in 1924-29? The increased stability in Germany during the years of 1924-1929 was due to Gustav Stresemann's policies. I will be reflecting on the reasons that suggest he was responsible for this. Before Stresemann came into power German enconomy was in the air. As the chancellor in 1923 he led Germany out of the hyperinflation crisis and as the foreign minister, he ended Germany's isolation amongst the international community and helped the country to become a magnet for foreign investment.
Bridget Finnegan 3/15/12 Period 1 Describe and analyze the changing views toward the concept of a “civil peace.” (Burgfrieden) in Germany from 1914 to 1918. During the year 1914, Germany’s Reichstaf, or parliament, was putting forth two major efforts: mobilizing German troops into was as well as declaring Burgfrieden (civil peace) in an attempt to convert Germany into a powerful, unified nation with a forcible grip on this war. Throughout the duration of the Great War, 1914 to 1918, the overall attitude of the German people in response to this civil peace changed along with Germany’s status in the war- worse. In 1914, the first year of WWI and that the Burgfrieden was put into action, the German people reacted to the civil peace with nothing short of exuberance, throwing all of their energy into it and the war effort. As 1915 and 1916 drew forth, the war was still in full swing and Germany had fallen under the weight of the Triple Entente.
the changes in the mechanisms of ‘volkisch’ anti-semitism and how it developed throughout the preceding decades, with particular scholarly movements including the inception of scientific racism, the volkisch movement in correspondence with new imperialism and militant nationalism. The approach suggests that the holocaust was exclusively akin to Germany’s rising ‘volkisch’ culture and that the aggressive notions of supremacy produced in the late nineteenth century influenced their attitudes towards the other races within Germany at the time and subsequent to the century’s turn. This particular approach is therefore beneficial for understanding how the very concept of a civilised genocide was manifested and how anti-semitism transformed according to the circumstances of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and is therefore the synthesis of the intentionalist and functionalist schools as the German anti-semitism was developed in the long-term through cumulative radicalisation. It adds to our understanding of how ‘völkisch-antisemitisch’ developed from mere prejudice into genocide and how it was influential in the development of advancement of National Socialism, being spawned through nineteenth century scholarly ideologies and social movements including Social Darwinism as a product of emerging ‘scientific racism’, with this and the association with romantic nationalism being
Rise of German Nationalism Essay Nationalism: the idea that people sharing the same language and culture should be ruled by their own government. This is largely a concept which developed in Europe during the nineteenth-century. National consciousness grew throughout Europe, particularly in the 'German states', as people were united together in a common feeling of resentment against the French. The Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution encouraged new political ideas such as Liberalism, which unwittingly promoted nationalism. This was because the new middle class that had emerged in the 'German states', from industrialisation, wanted political representation, and felt that it could only be achieved in a united Germany.
Nazifa Alam 03/07/11 B/D3 Beowulf Compare and Contrast Essay Within a new trend in the Movies Industry, a lot of classic books are selected to be turned into films for the big screen. This is the case of the epic poem Beowulf, which dates from Anglo Saxon times and is considered as the earliest poem in the modern European language. In 2007, the American director Robert Zemeckis produced Beowulf. In my opinion, he chose this poem as a source for a Hollywood movie because it carries valuable information about revelations and controversies of Old English social life and kingship. Moreover, the story is very interesting and it is full of amazing descriptions.
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler gained power by promising to restore German strength. He built up the German military and began a campaign of expansion. Similar actions took place in Italy under dictator Benito Mussolini and in Japan under Japanese militarists.
How successful were successive German Chancellors in protecting the position of the Second Reich's ruling elite? Germany's ruling elite were made up primarily of Prussians, land owning aristocrats or high ranking military leaders. It also consisted of leading industrialists and the judiciary. However, their position as the ruling elite was under threat. Although the industrial revolution had a huge positive impact on German economy, it also lead to a rise in socialism which meant the emergence of pressure groups, such as the Nationalist pressure groups and the Economic pressure groups.
The OWI would manipulate the scripts and outcomes of many films for the benefits of the country as a whole. These books were historical contexts on films during the time of war. The books found were historical because they went over the history of World War II during this time, and they were also able to glimpse at the history of film. Both books made it obvious to their readers that the government played a major role in cinema during this time. Pressure from the war was high, and any way for the government to interlude propaganda to the public in order to boost morale was