Key figures and organisations
Section 1: GERMANY 1914 – 1919: WAR AND DEFEAT
Chapter 1: Germany and the First World War
1:1 Militarism and nationalism: Germany and the coming of war
1:2 The Schlieffen Plan
Chapter 2 Military failure and the consequences
2:1 The last offensive 1918.
2:2 Defeat and revolution.
2:3 The creation of the Weimar Republic.
2:4 Germany and the Treaty of Versailles 1919.
Section 2: THE WEIMAR REPUBLC 1919 - 1929
Chapter 3 The years of challenge 1919-1923
3:1 Creating a German democracy
3:2 Democracy under challenge: Germany 1919-1923
3:3 1923 - a difficult year
Chapter 4 The Good Years 1924-1929
4:1 Economic and political stability
4:2 Social and cultural life of the Weimar Republic
4:3 German foreign policy in the 1920s
Section 3 The rise of the Nazi Party and the failure for German Democracy: 1929-1933
Chapter 5 Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party
5.1 Adolf Hitler—his early life
5.2 The beginning of the Nazi Party
5.3 The Munich Beerhall Putsch, 1923
5.4 Rebuilding the Party, 1923–1929
Chapter 6 The failure of democracy: The Nazis come to power
6.1 The Weimar Republic and the Great Depression
6.2 Hitler’s path to power 1929–1933
6.3 The failure of the democratic system
Chapter 7 Establishing the Totalitarian State 1933-1934
7.1 The concept of totalitarianism
7.2 The path to dictatorship
7.3 Creating the totalitarian state in Germany
7.4 Restless Storm troopers: The Night of the Long Knives 1934.
7.5 Nazism as totalitarianism
Section 4: The Nazi State
Chapter 8 Life in Nazi Germany
8.1 Hitler’s role in the Nazi state
8.2 Social life in the Third Reich
8.3 Cultural life in Nazi Germany
8.4 Economic life in Nazi Germany
Chapter 9 Persuasion and Pressure
9.1 The role of propaganda in the Third Reich
9.2 Terror and repression
9.3 The army and the Nazi state
9.4 Opposition to Hitler
Chapter 10 The Racial State: policy and practice
10.2 The pre-war treatment of the Jews
SECTION 5 The Third Reich at War
Chapter 11: Nazi Foreign Policy and the Path to war
11.1 Nazi Foreign Policy: aims and the influence of ideology
11. 2 Germany foreign policy in action 1933-1939
11.3 The coming of World War II
11.4 Historical Debates: The causes for World War II
Chapter 12: Conflict in Europe 1939 -1945
12.1 The course of the war in Europe
12.2 The Home Front – civilians at war
12.3 The Holocaust
12.3 The end of the war 1944-1945
Incorporation of classical and recent historical interpretations.
Historically accurate maps and images, including photographs and artworks.
Information boxes, diagrams and timelines.
In-text and whole-book glossaries.