Holy Cross High School National 5 History Exam Type questions Describe how Germany was affected by ww1


Explain the reasons why hyperinflation made life difficult for people in Germany



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Explain the reasons why hyperinflation made life difficult for people in Germany

1 pensioners suffered as pensions did not keep pace with inflation

2 middle class suffered as salaries could not keep pace with inflation

3 people’s savings lost their value causing hardship

4 money became worthless causing great suffering

5 barter for goods as money was worthless

6 working class suffered a fall in their standard of living as wages

didn’t keep up with inflation

7 workers had to rush to spend their savings before prices went up

8 people sold items of value to purchase necessities

9 those on fixed benefits eg the unemployed, suffered badly

10 people were reduced to poverty

11 wealthier found it hard to adapt as unused to poverty and hardship

12 people couldn’t afford fuel and suffered from the cold

13 people couldn’t afford soap so cleanliness suffered

14 people had to queue for food as food was in short supply

15 people couldn’t afford medicine so health suffered

16 death rate increased/deaths from hunger

17 businesses go bust as people not buying non-essential items/

unemployment

18 physical burden of carrying large bundles of worthless money eg in

wheelbarrows/suitcases

Describe the political problems faced by the Weimar Republic between 1919 and 1925

Spartacist Revolt

Political assassinations

Kapp Putsch

Constitutional disagreements

Stab in the Back myth

Reactions to Versailles




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