Weaknesses of the Weimar

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  • Weaknesses of the Wiemar
    • Constitution- gave too much power to the president
      • Article 48-  Emergency powers to the president
      • Article 25- president may dissolve the Reichstag's
      • Article 47- president has command over army
      • Article 53- the chancellor and ministers are appointed and dismissed by the president
    • Hyperinflation
      • Made money worthless
      • Deficit plan
      • Allowed extremist parties to gain support
    • Proportional representation
      • Allowed extremist parties to have representation like the Nazis
      • led to weak coalition governments
      • Hard to get a majority vote
    • Stab in the back myth
      • People blamed the government not the army for losing the war
      • "November criminals"

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