Kaisereich structure

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  • Kaisereich
    • 1871- unification
    • Structure
      • Federal state
        • 25 states, 4 kingdoms
        • Some got universal suffrage
      • Military- not accountable
        • Resp to K
          • oath
    • Kaiser
      • Control on fp, domestic policy
      • Wilhelm- preffered military
    • Chancellor
      • Responsible to Kaiser- could get rid of state secretaries
      • Bismark
        • Could ignore Reichstag
        • all dependent on political ability
    • Bundesrat
      • 58 members
      • Elected by state assemblies
        • In theory, could change the constitution
        • in theory- change- Bismark devised to avoid radical leg
        • Prussian dom- 17/58
        • No leg passed without Prussian chamber of deputies
          • More tax=more votes
    • Reichstag
      • Supposed to have joint leg power
      • Had control over defence bud- decreased to 5 years
      • Universal male suffrage over 25
    • Economic Growth
      • industry in steel, engineering etc
      • chemicals etc
      • URBANISATION
        • Junkers
        • Industrial bourgeiose
        • M.C
        • Mittlestand
      • Bismark's tarrif law 1879
        • protected Junkers and peasents
          • consequences
            • pressure on political system
              • Uneven economic growth
  • Only 1 man in  charage of the Reichstag
    • Kaiser
      • Control on fp, domestic policy
      • Wilhelm- preffered military

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