From Historical Academy
German Empire and then succeeded by the Nazi Germany created by Adolf Hitler. At that period the country, defeated in the World War I, unsuccessfully tried to establish democracy while had been suffering from numerous economical and social problems - hyperinflation, hunger, worker strikes, Communist uprisings and French occupation of Saar and Ruhr regions, rich of strategically important coal mines and metal factories. Officially the state had continued to be called the German Reich, but in common speech it had become widely known as the Weimar Republic because of the name of its recently adopted new basic law, Weimar Constitution.
|German Empire||Weimar Republic||Nazi Germany|
|1870-1919 →||→ 1933-1945|