How the Weimar Republic was governed

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  • President (Head of State)
    • ARTICLE 48
      • This gave the president, the power to make laws without the Reichstag's consent (in times of emergency)
      • 18 STATE GOVT
        • This appointed the:
          • REICHSRAT
            • Parliament
              • REICHSTAG
                • This was ELECTED By:
                  • The ELECTORATE (every 4 years)
                    • This was MEN and WOMEN over 20
                      • ELECTED (every 7 years) By:
    • Also known as COMMANDER in CHIEF of
      • Had control of the ARMED FORCES
    • He APPOINTED/ DISMISSED:
      • CHANCELLOR (Head of Govt)
        • They needed the support of:
          • REICHSTAG
            • This was ELECTED By:
              • The ELECTORATE (every 4 years)
                • This was MEN and WOMEN over 20
                  • ELECTED (every 7 years) By:

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