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Weimar republic power point franco


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  1. 1. Weimar Republic
  2. 2. Where and when this began?  After Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and a new democratic government of Germany was declared in February 1919 at the small town of Weimar. It was too dangerous to make a declaration in Berlin where there had just been a revolt by a Communist group called the Spartacists. The Weimar Republic was a genuine attempt to create a perfect democratic country.
  3. 3. How Weimar Republic work…
  4. 4. After the war…  World War I, which was, to the generation of the 1920s and ‘30s finished, gave birth to the first German democracy, called the Weimar Republic. The Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended the war, contribute All Germans, no matter their political beliefs, regarded the treaty as unjust. It would remain a festering sore on the body of the new Republic.ted to the humiliation Germans felt.
  5. 5. Caracteristics  The history of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) illuminates one of the most creative and crucial periods in the twentieth century and serves as a significant case study of the critical issues of our own time.  Citizens and leaders of the Weimar Republic had to wrestle with the problems of a newly developing democracy: the creation of a new constitution and political culture and the need for institutional reform particularly of the judiciary, the police, and the educational system.  The Weimar Republic experienced hyper-inflation and depression, gender and generational conflict, political violence and terrorism, conflicts dealing with the relationship between church and state, and racist anti-Semitism.  The fourteen years of the Weimar Republic were a way station on the road to genocide.
  6. 6. Death of Weimar Republic  The Nazis strongly capitalised on the despair of the Depression. In 1928, the Nazi Party held 12 seats in the Reichstag out of a total of 491 seats. By 1930 this number had increased to 107 (out of 577), which more than doubled to 288 (out of 647) only three years later.  In 1932, feeling as though he had a chance at being elected as president, Hitler ran for election against World War I veteran General Paul von Hindenburg. Despite Hitler losing, he accounted for 37 percent of the vote. Later that year, realising that Hitler and the Nazi Party had risen to such great power that it was only wise to include him in the government.
  7. 7. Who took Germany out of the crisis..?  Gustav Stresemann and Charles Dawes  In 1923, the Weimar Republic was on the verge of collapse, but, surprisingly, the crisis was the start of a period of stability and success. The period 1923- 1929 was a time when the economy boomed and cultural life flourished in Germany.  This dramatic turnabout happened because Germany was saved by two people - Gustav Stresemann and Charles Dawes.
  8. 8. Sources:  mwh/germany/weimarsurviverev1.shtml  mwh/germany/weimarstrengthweakrev1.shtml  4104/the-end-of-the-weimar-republic/qld/sose- history/australia-between-the-wars/germany