History of Germany In 5 Minutes | Past to Future

History of Germany In 5 Minutes | Past to Future

History of Germany In 5 Minutes
This video presents a brief history of Germany, one of the most powerful countries in the world.

Chapter:
Introduction
 Early History
 German Confederation and German Empire
 The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany
 Post World War II and Reunification of Germany

By the time of Roman general Julius Caesar, the Germanic people, or “Germani” were established east of the Rhine River in the lands he referred to as “Germania”.

Areas that remained out of Roman control were referred to as “Magna Germania.”

In the 4th century, the Roman Empire was invaded by different tribes, eventually leading to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD.

In 800, the Frankish king Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of which German territories formed a central part.

Following a defeat by Napoleon I, in 1806, the empire was dissolved.

Napoleon’s reign came to an end in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna, forming the German Confederation, a loose league of 39 sovereign German states, most notably of which were the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia.

In 1866, war broke out between Austria and Prussia and ended with the victory of Prussia, leading to the collapse of the German Confederation.

In 1867, the North German Confederation was formed, paving the way for the formation of the German Empire.

In 1914, Germany led the Central Powers in World War I against the Allied Powers.

Following its defeat five years later, Germany was severely punished by the Treaty of Versailles, leading to the loss of 13% of its European territory.
The German Revolution ended the German Empire and established the Weimar Republic.

Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party, was appointed Chancellor and then Dictator of Germany, beginning the transformation of the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany.

In 1939, the Nazis invaded Poland, initiating World War II.

During the war, the Holocaust led by the Nazis murdered 17 million people across German-occupied Europe, of which 6 million were Jews.

Following Hitler’s suicide, Germany surrendered on 8 May 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe.

Germany was partitioned into four occupation zones, and in May 1949, the France, US, and Great Britain occupation zones were merged to form the Federal Republic of Germany or West Germany. Meanwhile, the Soviet zone became the German Democratic Republic or East Germany.

The Berlin Wall was built to divide East Berlin from West Berlin.

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1990, the “Two Plus Four” Treaty was negotiated, allowing the official reunification of Germany later that year.

Explanaton :

located in western and central europe
germany officially the federal republic
of germany covers an area of 357 022
square kilometers with a population of
over 83 million
germany has over two millennia of
history during which it had established
itself as one of the most powerful
countries in the world
early history
the germanic tribes are thought to date
back to the nordic bronze age during
which they expanded their territory and
came into contact with the celtic
iranian baltic and slavic tribes
by the time of roman general julius
caesar the germanic people or german eye
were established east of the rhine river
in the lands he referred to as germania
under caesar augustus the first roman
emperor the roman empire created a roman
province called germania and quia
areas that remained out of roman control
were referred to as magna germania
in the 4th century the roman empire was
invaded by different tribes eventually
leading to the fall of the western roman
empire in 476 a.d
after that large parts of germania
eventually became part of the frankish
empire and later east francia
in 800 the frankish king charlemagne was
crowned emperor of the holy roman empire
of which german territories formed a
central part in the next centuries the
holy roman empire became more
complicated with over a thousand
separate territories under distinct
authorities in 1789
following a defeat by napoleon the first
at the battle of austerlitz in 1806 the
empire was dissolved by francis ii the
last holy roman emperor
german confederation and german empire
napoleon’s reign came to an end in 1815
with the congress of vienna forming the
german confederation a loose league of
39 sovereign german states most notably
of which were the austrian empire and
the kingdom of prusa
in the early 19th century the german
question was raised within the
confederation between the greater german
solution to form a single german nation
state and the lesser german solution to
conserve the current federation of
smaller german states
the former was promoted by austria while
the latter was supported by prussia
from the mid-1840s rebellions leading to
the 1848 revolutions broke out in the
german states
nearly two decades later war broke out
between austria and prusa and ended the
victory of prussia leading to the
collapse of the german confederation
the following year the north german
confederation was formed with prussia
and its allies it’s paving the way for
the formation of the german empire with
prussian king william the first as
emperor in 1914 germany led the central
power in world war one against the
allied power
following its defeat five years later
germany was severely punished by the
treaty of versailles leading to the loss
of 13 percent of its european territory
the weimar republic and nazi germany
the german revolution ended the german
empire and established the weimar
republic
the war reparations hyperinflation and
the great depression resulted in
economic hardship in post-war germany
aiding adolf hitler’s rise to power
the following year adolf hitler leader
of the nazi party was appointed
chancellor and then dictator of germany
beginning the transformation of the
weimar republic into nazi germany
under hitler’s rule nazi germany became
increasingly aggressive and threatened
to wage a territory war in 1938 the
nazis annexed austria and then
czechoslovakia one year later it invaded
poland initiating world war ii
following its invasion of the soviet
union germany and the access powers
occupied most of continental europe
during the war the holocaust led by the
nazis murdered 17 million people across
german-occupied europe of which 6
million were jews
following the allied invasion of
normandy the germans received continuous
defeats
following hitler’s suicide germany
surrendered on the 8th of may 1945
marking the end of world war ii in
europe
post world war ii and reunification of
germany
following its surrender germany was
partitioned into four occupation zones
occupied by the u.s great britain france
and the soviet union in may 1949 the
france u.s and great britain occupation
zones were merged to form the federal
republic of germany or west germany
meanwhile the soviet zone became the
german democratic republic or east
germany
the berlin wall was built to divide east
berlin from west berlin
following the fall of the berlin wall in
1990 the two plus four treaty was
negotiated between the german democratic
republic the federal republic of germany
and the four powers occupying germany
allowing the official reunification of
germany later that year
berlin again became the capital of
germany
today germany is a member of the united
nations nato g7 g20 and the oecd and is
one founding nation of the eurozone
germany is currently a great power with
the largest economy in europe being the
world’s fourth largest economy by
nominal gdp
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