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THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC.

Discusses problems of Germany's Weimar government. The structure of the new Republic following Germany's defeat in World War I. Issues of war debts, inflation and monetary crisis, reparations, divisions within Germany, unrest. The Weimar Constitution. Emergency powers of the president. Failure of the German elite to support the new government. Political strife.
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WEIMAR REPUBLIC
The Handicaps
Germany’s Weimar Republic was beset by troubles from the start. Born of the nation’s humiliating defeat in World War I, it emerged from the chaos of bloody street battles and divisive strikes that all but engulfed German society in the war’s wake. The so-called elites that had held prewar Germany together never supported the Weimar government, massive war debts fueled runaway inflation that shattered Weimar credibility, harsh terms of the Versailles Treaty burdened the country with huge reparations and occupation troops, and divisions within Germany itself fueled almost continual unrest. Indeed, “the frustrations, resentments, and disunity generated by … [the] wartime collapse [of Imperial Germany] became the hallmarks of political discourse in th

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