Germany After WWI

ECONOMIC PROBLEMS (INFLATION) Instead of taxing its people to finance WWI, Germany had borrowed the money. Thus it had burdened its citizens with a huge debt. To payoff this debt after the war, the German government simply printed more money. This was done even though the country’s industry, agriculture, and commerce were not expanding because…

Slang of the 1920s

All Wet – Describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, “he’s all wet.” Applesauce – an expletive; same as horsefeathers; as in “Ah applesauce!” Bee’s Knees – An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate Berries – That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee’s knees; as in “It’s the berries.” Big Cheese –…

Key Changes of Renaissance and Reformation

Charles V (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I of Spain, of the Spanish realms from 1516 until his abdication in 1556.   As the heir of four of Europe’s leading dynasties – the Habsburgs of Austria, the Valois of Burgundy, the Trastamara of Castile and the House of Aragon – he ruled over extensive domains in Central, Western and Southern Europe, as well as the various…