Weimar Republic

Weimar Republic - February 25, 2008 Weimar Republic...

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February 25, 2008 Weimar Republic 1918-1933 in Germany followed by Nazi Party Nov 9 Kaiser flees country revolution declared Nov. 11 armistice signed with Germany’s enemies Some feared communism in Germany Opposed to communism still capitalist society Communists don’t seize power in Germany socialists do want liberal democracy Don’t want revolution want stability Leader of social democratic party makes a deal with the generals of Germany in return for their support against radical left communists, he won’t reform them People who wrote Spartacist Manifesto get killed while trying to escape Elections in January 1919 Weimar constitution most democratic constitution of its kind women given vote, Germans guaranteed rights of any liberal democracy, guaranteed right to On the other side, Weimar republic had heavy burdens extreme left didn’t like them still capitalist socialist saw them as betraying revolution Army generals were still army generals & high bureaucrats were still the same, judges still the old judges appointed by empire None of the powerful groups liked democracy should have gotten rid of entrenched elites Socialists didn’t do it because they wanted order probably a mistake Conservative right wing did not like the republic had a lot of support among middle class Didn’t like republic because of myth which was disseminated through German
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