This Day in History This Day in History is a free service of se-designs.com http://se-designs.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 This Day in History http://se-designs.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_history.png 120 60 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Kapp+Putsch //encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Kapp+Putsch# The fledgling Weimar Republic was just a year old when a renegade right-wing military unit made the first serious coup attempt. The government had tried to disband the unit to comply with the Versailles Treaty—which limited military power in Germany—so the brigade took Berlin. The legitimate regime fled, and Wolfgang Kapp, a radical civil servant, formed a new government. Within days, the coup collapsed and the former regime returned, thanks to a massive swell of support from whom?
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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Fireside+chats //encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Fireside+chats# The "fireside chats" were a series of informal radio speeches delivered by president Roosevelt beginning in 1933, when the US was in the midst of the Great Depression and a third of Americans were unemployed. With his calm manner and simple way of explaining issues, Roosevelt discussed such issues as the banking crisis, the New Deal program, and the drought. During WWII, he reported on the progress of the war and discussed national defense. How many fireside chats did he deliver in all?
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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Mikhail+Gorbachev //encyclopedia.se-designs.com/Mikhail+Gorbachev# In 1985, after the death of the third Soviet leader in two years, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power, ushering in an era of political reform with his policies of glasnost and perestroika. He cultivated warmer relations with the US and others and even supported the democratically elected governments that replaced the communist regimes of eastern Europe. In 1991, he resigned the presidency of the USSR, which ceased to exist the same day. How did his own policies lead to the end of his administration?
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