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Access to History: From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Germany 1900-1945

By | Copyright Year:2010 | ISBN-13: 9780340990155

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering:
- Authoritative, engaging and accessible content
- Comprehensive coverage of the History AS and A level specifications
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About the book
Endorsed by Edexcel, this title combines content from From Bismarck to Hitler 1890-1933 with Germany: The Third Reich to provide coherent and comprehensive coverage of Edexcel's A2 Unit 3 'From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Germany 1900-1945'. It charts the developments in Germany from 1900-1945 including an examination of:
- the Second Reich: society and governent 1900-1919
- the democratic experiment 1919-29
- the rise of the Nazis
- life in wartime Germany 1939-45

Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by an examiner provide the opportunity to develop exam skills


The Kaiser’s Germany
The domestic politics of Imperial Germany
German foreign policy, 1890-1914
Germany and the First World War
The German Revolution 1918-19
Two key documents
The threats to Weimar, 1919-23
The Great Inflation
The years of stability
The early years of the Nazis, 1919-29
The decline of Weimar and the rise of Nazism
The Nazi Road to Dictatorship, 1932-34
The Nazi economy
Nazi society
The racial state
The political structure of the Third Reich
Opposition in the Third Reich
Germany at war
Conclusion: From Kaiser to Fuhrer


Geoff Layton is an experienced A Level History author, specialising in the 20th Century history of Germany.


Revised edition for the requirements of the 2008 Edexcel History A level specification.

Study guides written by an examiner contain exercises and advice on tackling exam questions on this topic for A2 Level.

Contains the latest historical interpretations of themes and issues.

Features include: points to consider, key issues and key dates.

Features such as key definitions and questions to aid learning.

Endorsed by Edexcel.