Compare & Contrast Demian by Hermann Hesse

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1871-1918: This period of German history is known as the era of the German Empire. In 1871, the German Empire is formed, and under a newly created constitution, the empire is governed by an Emperor and two houses.

1918-1933: This period of German history is known as the Weimar Republic. In the aftermath of World War I, Emperor William II is forced to abdicate. In 1918 a newly formed democratic German Republic is proclaimed, under a new constitution calling for a popularly elected president.

1933-1945: This period of German history is known as the era of Nazi Germany or the Third Reich. Hitler rises to power in Germany when he is named chancellor in 1933. During the years of World War II (1939-1945) Hitler oversees the murder of some six million Jews (and others) in his Nazi death camps.

1945-1949: In 1945, Germany is defeated in World War II by Allied...

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