Course: HIST 457. Modern Germany (3)
Learn about the development of Germany from Bismarck to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Explore the rise of Prussia and the establishment of Imperial Germany. Trace the impact of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles. Discover the arts and culture of Weimar society that helped shape ideas of modernity. Find out how democracy failed during the Great Depression and the Nazis took over. Examine how Hitler started the Second World War, attempted to exterminate Europe’s Jews, and led his country to complete defeat. Analyze how a divided Germany became a battleground in the Cold War and since reunification has emerged as the engine of Europe.