Essay about Was The Weimar Republic Doomed? Fail? Why Or Why Not?
Professor David Fisk
Political Science 120
25th October 2016
Was the Weimar Republic doomed to fail? Why or Why not?
Germany’s current political structure has been the result of multiple changes throughout the century. In a span of 20 years the country went from an authoritarianism regime to a democracy to a totalitarianism party. Today Germany is a significant ally to the United States and to many other countries. But this was not always the case. As Evans once stated “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there” (Evans). It may be seen as a success story in the European Union after WWII but it was a disaster after WWI. In recent years it has built itself up politically, economically and culturally. But with this being said there are still liability questions. Their defeat after WWI raised questions in how Germany should be seen and handled. The democratic period of Germany, the Weimar republic, was an attempt to create a modern liberal democracy. This did not go as planned and was taken over by Nazi totalitarianism. My essay will discuss why the Weimar Republic’s attempt at a democratic state was a failure and what factors contributed to their end result. To understand why Weimar republic failed, I will explain how it came about in the first place and how a small group of ex nazi soldiers shattered the attempt at democracy. As mentioned above, the country went through many political changes in a short amount of time. Weimar republic…