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    The End of World War I

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    were losing the war and started mutinies. Many people told the Kaiser to seek an armistice with the allies. However, he did not show any intensions of giving up. With the end so close, many American newspapers started to create rumors that the armistice had signed been signed by the Germans. They assumed that our leaders were suing for peace. They were still only considering signing an armistice. The American armistice was based on Woodrow Wilson's fourteen-point plan. He did have a hard time convincing

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    World War I, or the Great War, lasted from 1914 to 1918. In harsh battles between some of the world’s strongest economic powers, millions of people were killed and wounded. Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during these years, and he yearned for peace. Towards the end of the conflict, Wilson delivered a speech called “Fourteen Points” on January 8, 1918. His goal in doing so was to create some stability in a time of crisis. Even though the leaders of some countries did not jump

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    November 11: France's Armistice Day

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    huge mourning day. Appropriate for the day, to honor those who have died fighting for France, and a great happiness for the end of World War 1. November 11th has always been known as Armistice Day. This holiday, also known as L’Armstice in France, has been honored and remembered every year since World War 1. On Armistice Day the shops, schools and offices of France are closed. Instead thousands of people gather for parades and church services to honor those lost. Many significant people including the

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    Germany's Change to a Parliamentary Republic in 1919 Between 1918 and 1919, there were many dramatic changes in Germany. This led to Germany turning from being a semi-absolutist monarchy, into a Parliamentary republic. A chain of events starting with the defeat of war triggered two revolutions. In spring 1918 there was one last chance of winning the war before the Americans joined the Allies. This was known as the Ludendorff offensive, it was carried out on the Western Front. Unfortunately

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    Why Germany lost the War in 1918 After four years of monotonous stalemate the war was finally over. In October the German Chancellor appealed to the USA and by 11th November the armistice was signed in a railway carriage in the French forest of CompiAgne. An end to the war, which had cost so many lives, was the only option for a crumbling Germany. This defeat was inevitable from the outset of 1918 for a number of reasons. They can be split into three categories; the first being the strikes

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    populations had been marshalled to serve their countries war efforts1. All these came to an end when on 11 November 1918, Germany finally agreed to sign an armistice. What is very important to know, is that this armistice was actually based on United States’ President Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points”. However, the Treaty of Versailles, sharply differed from Wilson’s points, and Germany, who felt betrayed, denounced the treaty as “morally invalid.” Henig claimed that the fact that it did not survive the

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    dictator. Ludendorff realised that Germany was going to be defeated in 1918. He told the Kaiser that the war must end. In October, the Germans asked President Woodrow Wilson to organise an end to the fighting. He agreed but demanded that the Kaiser must go. Starvation and riots spread though Germany and on 30th October, the German Navy refused to launch a desperate attack on the British Navy. The Kaiser finally agreed to abdicate and on the 11th November an armistice was signed. This was the end of

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    in the year 1940 (Editors, 1). Many historians say Vichy France was a very dark and unfortunate time. Vichy was a wartime government in a town south of Paris called Vichy. It was established by Marshal Philippe Pétain after France surrendered to Germany on June 22, 1940 (Editors, 1). On the same day, France was divided into two zones: one to be under German military occupation and one to be left to the French. There were, however, a few zones of France unoccupied (Holocaust). Not too long after

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    MacMillan argues that a majority of Germans never experienced their country’s defeat first hand because of the armistice terms. By stating this MacMillan is trying to show that, because the war came to an end with an armistice, and not with the Germans being defeated on the battlefield, the German people did not view their country as losing the war in the typical sense. MacMillan points out the German soldiers marched

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    Munich Beer Hall Putsch

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    Munich Beer Hall Putsch During the night of November 8th 1923 Hitler and his storm troopers lead by Hermann Göring broke up a meeting in a Munich Beer Hall at which the Bavarian leaders Kahr, Lossow and Seisser attended. He then ordered these three high officials of the Bavarian government into a back room forced them to promise to support the Putsch against the government at gunpoint saying, "I have four shots

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