Weimar Republic

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  • Weimar Republic
    • Problems
      • Too many parties
        • Hard to pick chancellor with majority of support
        • Difficult to make decisions
          • Hard to get laws passed
      • Government had to sign Treaty of Versailles
        • Hated by many
      • Freikorps
        • Paramilitary group
          • Right wing
          • Ex-soldiers
          • Against communists
        • Problematic as could not be controlled by government
          • But used by Ebert to suppress communist uprisings
    • New government in Weimar
      • Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated after violent unrest after WWI
        • Nov 1918
      • 1919
      • Because violence in Berlin
      • Reichsrat- upper house
        • Could delay measures passed by Reichstag
      • Friedrich Ebert- first president
        • Leader of Social Democrat Party
          • Citizens have a say in how country is run
        • Scheidermann- first chancellor
    • Reichstag
      • Elected by proportional representation
        • No. of seats worked out as a proportion of votes
      • President
        • Elected every 7 years
        • Head of army
        • Chooses Chancellor
      • Not invited to peace conference and had no say in Treaty of Versailles
        • Ebert refused to sign
          • Later had no choice as Germany was too weak to risk restarting conflict
        • ToV
          • Land lost- Alsace + Lorraine
          • Rhineland demilitarised
          • War-guilt Clause
          • Armed forces reduced
            • 100,000 volunteers
            • No armoured vehicles
            • 6 Warships
          • £6.6bn war reparations
          • Lost Empire
          • Mandates given to LoN

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