Top 10 history of Germany facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz How was the Berlin Wall officially called in the German Democratic Republic?Anti-fascist Protection Rampart. The name implied that West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from the GDR. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.Created by: KasiaBerlin facts » Who popularized heroin?Bayer pharmaceuticals. During 1898-1913, heroin was a major product of the company, advertised and shipped worldwide. After withdrawal of heroine, the next Bayer's major product was aspirin.Created by: globalquiz.orgGermany facts » Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.Created by: KasiaNazi facts » In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside?Aachen (modern Germany). The geography of the Kingdom of Franks varied over time, but it was centered on the Rhine and Meuse rivers in northern Europe. Charlemagne himself probably spoke a Rhenish Franconian dialect of Old High German. Eventually, the singular use of the name Francia shifted towards the region of Paris.Created by: globalquiz.orgkings of Europe facts » Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?Paris. After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.Created by: Kasiahistory of France facts » How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?With the royal wedding. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).Created by: Bob Stanleyfestivals facts » The Nazi regime called itself the III Reich. Which was the first?The Holy Roman Empire. Holy Roman Empire lasted from 962 to 1806 (it was eventually dissolved during the Napoleonic Wars). The II Reich was the German Empire of 1871-1918.Created by: life-o-holicNazis facts » Who was the last president of the Third Reich?Karl Dönitz was the last president of the Third Reich and Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. He authorized Alfred Jodl to sign the act of unconditional surrender that ended World War II in Europe.Created by: lubiesezamkileaders facts » When Berlin was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin, which part had more population?West Berlin. After the end of World War II, Berlin was divided into four occupational zones: Soviet, American, French and British. Later, the three zones of western allies were joined to form West Berlin. With about two million inhabitants, West Berlin had the highest number of residents of any city in Cold War-era Germany.Created by: globalquiz.orgCold War facts » Which German language dialect did Adolf Hitler speak?Bavarian. Hitler was born in Austria. But when he was three, his family moved to Passau, Germany. There he acquired the distinctive lower Bavarian dialect, rather than Austrian German, which marked his speech throughout his life. When Hitler was five, his family relocated back to Austria.Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War II facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.