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    The Weimar Republic

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    The Weimar Republic is considered to be one of the most democratic states of its time. However, following its rule, Germany became a totalitarian dictatorship under the total control of the Nazi party and the self proclaimed Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. It has often been wondered how this abrupt and dramatic transition occurred in such a democratic society. However, it can be said that the foundation for this political change was ingrained in the political system of Weimar Germany in addition to the economic state of Germany at this time and the lack of legitimacy seen in the government system. As per Crisis Theory, the weakened economic state of Germany greatly influenced the political changes made in the rise of the Nazi party and the fall of the…

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    Weimar Republic

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    The Weimar Republic was created out of the anger the German people had due to the Treaty of Versailles and most Germans felt that the Treaty treated Germany unfairly. So therefore, the creation of the Weimar Republic was the result of that treaty. It was a form of liberal democracy that was almost the same as to that of Great Britain. This did not last long and Germany was a real unstable for a long time after the Weimar Republic failed them. There were Communist cells in many cities and other…

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    The Weimar Republic

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    20th century Germany has experienced a seemingly endless succession of traumas: World War 1; the inadequate Weimar Republic; the vengeful Treaty of Versailles; the hyperinflation of the 1920s paired with the stock market crash of 1929; the evils of fascism, and the consequential World War II; the division of two hostile states; and most recently the collapse of GDR resulting in final unification. The twisted road towards democracy, needless to say, has faced many obstacles and yet, Germany…

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    Some historians argue that the Weimar Republic was doomed from the start. The republic was weak to begin with, having little to no support and multiple flaws in the constitution. The Weimar Republic—a German democracy created by force by the Allies after Germany’s loss in World War 1—was already having issues, however the economic crisis in 1929-1933 significantly impacted on its downfall. Along with the initial establishment of the republic in 1919 and its weaknesses, there were political and…

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    The threat from the right was very real in the early years of the republic because they were anti-democratic and because the institutions which supposedly held up the constitution of the new republic held these views. One system which exemplified this was the judicial system. The judicial system remianed unchanged by the Weimar governments and thus its attitudes towards the right and left wing remianed unchallenged also. Judges tended to favour the extreme right while condeming the extreme left.…

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    There was a lot going on in the world in those years, and Germany was taking a large part of it. The people of the country were reeling from the war, and the undesirable outcome. Nearly everybody in the country was suffering in some way or another, and of course, they were not happy about it. Germany faced many social issues because of the armistice that ended the war and the treaty of Versailles. One outcome of those things was mass unemployment. Second, German politics were chaotic in a time…

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    Germany went through several stages of fragmentation. Geographically and politically, Imperial Germany (1871-1918) was separated into several states ruled by kings. Then, the transition to a democratic republic resulted in even more conflicting opinions. The decision of Kaiser Wilhelm II to enter World War I would forever alter Germany 's history. Eric Weitz 's book on the Weimer Republic does a remarkable job of analyzing the political atmosphere as a result of social, cultural, and political…

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    of the Weimar Republic in the period of 1923-1929. Some historians saw him as a hero. Because he made many beneficial things to survive the Weimar Republic. But other some believe that there are many other people, including Charles G. Dawes and important events that happened at that time. There were some reasons for Stresemann was most significant and responsible for Germany at that time. First of all, When Stresemann became a Chancellor in 1923, Stresemann introduced a new currency which…

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    The political, economic and social issues in the Weimar Republic up to 1929 were successfully managed to a poor extent by the German government 's, followed by a gradual improvement over the course of its existence. Since its foundations in 1918, the Republic found itself irreparably burdened by various social, economic and political factors that climaxed in 1923 with immense severity. A large number of issues arose both from internal and external factors alike, incapacitating the government…

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    It is heavily debated that the rise of political extremists severely threatened the Weimar Republic, leading to its inevitable collapse. The upsurge of key figures such as Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in the Spartacist Uprising in 1919 displayed how the Republic were unprepared for any attack. Moreover, this threat was not noticed as two successive revolts took place in 1920 and 1923. However, other factors have surfaced to suggest that other threats were at hand. For example, it can be…

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