Overview of Germany by telekenetix

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Here is a short introduction of some events in German history.

The German Flag

Symbol Of Germany

Germany Today

The Start of World War I
• World war I started in the Balkans. • On June 28, 1914, archduke Franz Ferdinand of AustriaHungary and his wife were murdered in Sarajevo, BosniaHerzegovina.

America Enters the War
• At the start of World War I, President Wilson had declared the neutrality of the United States. • The sinking of the Lusitania and other German actions against civilians drew American sympathies to the Allies.

Celebration Time
• Cheering the end of world war I, on Nov. 11, 1918. • The long, horrible war had taken the lives of nearly 10 million soldiers.

Germany After WWI

Start of World War II
• World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland.

World War II
• Germany's dictator, Adolf Hitler, had built Germany into a powerful war machine.

Axis Powers
• Germany, Italy, and Japan formed an alliance known as the Axis. Six other nations eventually joined the Axis.

General Eisenhower Speaks
• Talking to his men, general Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of the Normandy invasion, wished paratroopers luck before they dropped behind German lines in France on d-day.

D-day Invasion
• D-day—June 6, 1944. • It was the largest sea borne invasion in history.

The Air War
• During world war II the B-24 bombers were used to strike factories, railroads, and other industrial targets.

Some Casualties of World War II



Germany At The End Of WWII

Unification of East Germany and West Germany
• Oct. 3, 1990, millions of Germans celebrated throughout the country, including these people at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Germany Today
• Germany has a beautiful landscape. • It is rich in history.

October Fest
• Like most countries Germany likes to party and celebrate.

Language and Culture
• To learn a new language, you need to learn the culture of the language you are studying. • We will study both language and culture of Germany. • Culture includes, history, music, art, and day to day life.

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