The Unification of Germany 1815 - 1871

Essay plans for German Unification 1815 - 1850

Timeline of events when Bismarck influences unification 1850 to 1871

Part 1 1815 - 1850
Background and outline of this section of the course:

Germany in 1815

Common Features of the German States in 1815
Mrs Adams' Powerpoint about the shared features of the German states. Use to answer Question 5.

Reasons why German Nationalism DID NOT GROW
External and Internal obstacles to the growth of Nationalism and Unification before 1850

Obstacles to the growth German Nationalism and Unification
Mrs Adams' Powerpoint about the shared features of the German states. Use to answer Question 6.

Early German NationalismUse this Powerpoint for Questions 7-11

Reasons why Nationalism DID grow

A. Cultural Factors

B. Economic Factors
1. The Zollverein

C. Political Factors

A summary of reasons for the growth of German Nationalism
Now altogether. The growth and failure of German Nationalism
The Erfurt Union and the Humiliation of Olmutz

Part 2 1850 - 1871
Answers to questions 1 to 12 of yellow sheets
Growing Prussian Economic Strength: Mrs Adams' Powerpoint for Questions 5 - 8

The Decline of Austria: Mrs Adams PowerPoint for Questions 9-12The Modernisation of the Prussian Army

The Constitutional crisis and Bismarck

Growing Prussian strength and the Decline of Austria
(changing the balance of power)
Bismarck and the German wars of Unification

2 historians' conclusions on Bismarck's importance in the unification of Germany by 1871
Otto von Bismarck
Miss Dunlop's powerpoint: Was Bismarck "the Smith who forged the Reich"? An historiography


GERMANY 1918 - 1939

Useful websites for research, notes and answers to questions in worksheets.
Dictatorship under the Third Reich **Early stages of persecution** The first concentration camps
The 3 links above are from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum site with excellent explanations and descriptions of Nazi Germany before the Second World War

The Enabling Act March 24 1933 - what the Act really said.

The Fuehrer Oath -see how the German Army oath of allegiance to its country was changed to ensure its loyalty to Hitler

Nazis in Power - Anne Frank's Diary site with good summaries of life in Nazi Germany before the war

The History Place on Nazis 1933 - 1939 - Very useful for detailed notes and broadening your knowledge and understanding of the Nazis in Power.

Browse and search this site for anything related to this period of German history
German History in Documents and Images

Propaganda was used by the Nazis as one method of maintaing power in Germany before 1939. It promoted Nazi ideology across to all German citizens. Below are examples:
Nazi Magazine for Women
Nazi Posters 1933 -1945

The Rise of the Nazis 1918 - 1933

Powerpoint on why people voted for the Nazis 1930 - 1933

An essay plan on the rise of the Nazis: Why they came to power. It would be useful for you to make a plan with the reasons for the rise of the Nazis in the context of isolated factors. Therefore have an opinion on the importance of each factor as a cause for the rise of the Nazi Party by 1933.
Miss Dunlop's notes on useful quotes for the historiography you can use for the failure of the Weimar Republic and why the Nazis came to power
The Nazis in Power 1933 - 1939

Page 1 - The Nazi Dictatorship
Apart from your textbook, which you should read about the Nazis in power, click **here** to get notes for questions 1 to 7 in your worksheets.
OR you can get notes from this powerpoint

Page 2 - Gleichschaltung - (Coordination)
When you have learned how Hitler consolidated his position as the dictatorial Fuhrer of Germany click **here** to make notes on how the Nazis established their control over the all aspects of German society to begin building what Hitler believed would become the 'Thousand Year Reich'.

The links below do as they say on the tin:

Notes on Nazi Popular Policies

An analysis of how the Nazis maintained power

An essay plan on how the Nazis maintained power

Mr. M's Nazis in power essay plan on powerpoint

This link Paper 2practise questions and marking schemes will take you to the SQA website page where you can download and practise Paper 2 questions and check your answers in the marking schemes. When on the web page scroll down to the heading "Paper 2 Additional Support Materials". Well done for being commited to your studying.

​2008 Higher Class present their latest revision notes on Nazi Germany below