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Heinrich Bruning

Heinrich Bruning Heinrich Brüning was born in 1885 and died in 1970. Brüning was one of the major political forces in Weimar Germany and attempted to bring Weimar through the impact of the 1929Wall Street Crash. By the early 1930's, the Wall Street Crash was having a devastating impact on Weimar's economy and Hindenburg, the president, appointed Brüning as chancellor to solve these problems.
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Background to World War One

The background to the long term causes of World War One can be traced back to the end of the C19th. Alliances, broken alliances and German naval expansion all caused much friction in Europe with two camps developing - both of which distrusted the other. The immediate spark of World War One may well have been the murder at Sarajevo but suspicion and mistrust had been growing since 1882.
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Infantry weapons in World War One

The infantryman in World War One was equipped with standard issue weapons at the start of the war but by the end of World War One, most infantrymen had become adept at using other weapons that had been developed as the war had progressed. The basic British infantryman, like his French and German contemporaries, was issued with his uniform, webbing and a rifle with bayonet.
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Operation Neptune

Operation Neptune was the cross-Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. Operation Neptune placed all naval issues under the command of Admiral Bertram Ramsey whose command skill had already been seen in 1940 with the part he played in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. Admiral Ramsey - second from the left, back row Ramsey knew that such a vast assault would place a huge strain on the Royal Navy simply in terms of the number of boats/ships required.
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Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann Gustav Stresemann was born in 1878 and died in 1929. Stresemann took Weimar Germany out of its darkest hour - hyperinflation - to the so-called 'Golden Years of Weimar'. He died just before the event that was to have a terminal impact on the Weimar Republic - the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
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Political Changes

Political changes were very slow in coming from 1750 to 1900. Those that did come in 1832 and 1867 were seen as not changing a great deal especially as neither gave women the right to vote. From 1750 to 1832, no political changes of any note took place. Britain was ruled in the following way : only men with money and property rights could vote no women regardless of their wealth could vote the House of Lords could overrule any law passed by the House of Commons only men could be in the Houses of Commons and Lords With Britain's growing dependence on its working class to actually keep the Industrial Revolution going - without the workers factories and mines etc.
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