Turning Points, the Wiemar Republic and Hitler.

Essay by MasterChiefUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2003

download word file, 7 pages 4.5

Downloaded 62 times

From a perception of time, a major league baseball season is only eight months in duration; however, somewhere in the course of that season a team reaches specific moments where they're decisions will determine the outcome of their desired goal. The same pattern can be applied to nations of the world, except the moments that they face do not lead to World Championships; they decide not only the fate of the people inhabiting a particular land, but also that of their neighbors. Whether it be a game in June or one in September, it is possible to pick out certain sections of a season and point out how those segments led to the outcome of a term. These parts are referred to as turning points and they play a big part in the duration of a baseball season. The same can be said when discussing nations. Whether it is 1800 or 1900, one is able to identify instances that drastically shaped the outcome of a people.

This can be illustrated when looking at German history during the periods of 1871, 1890, and 1929. It will be occurrences in these years that can be recognized as turning points during a tumultuous season for team Germany.

The first turning point occurs in 1871 with the Franco/Prussian war. This event was crucial because its outcome led to the establishment of the German empire under the leadership of Wilhelm I as well as empires foreman, Otto Von Bismarck. In order to completely understand this even and its implications, it is important to comprehend


the situation in the German region prior to the event. It was surely a time of monarchs, and it was Frederick The Great that put Prussia on the map. Frederick would set in motion a trend that was stapled...