IMPERIAL CONSTITUTION UNDER THE SECOND REICH

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ASPECT DEMOCRATIC AUTOCRATIC
EMPEROR HAD TO CONSULT WITH BUNDESRAT ARMY WAS RESPONSIBLE TO EMPEROR
CHANCLLOR HAD TO PASS LAWS COULD DISSOLVE REICHSTAG
ALWAYS APPOINTED BY KING OF PRUSSIA ­
HEREDITORY AND MOST LIKELY SOMEONE PRUSSIAN
CHANCELLO DECIDED UPON REICHSTAG OUTLINES AS COULD IGNORE RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY REICHSTAG ­
R OPPOSED TO FULL POLICIES DID NOT TAKE DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION INTO
ACCOUNT WHEN MAKING ECONOMIC DECISIONS
STATE ALL STATES HAD CONTROL OF SMALLER 3 TIER VOTING SYSTEM IN PRUSSIA MEANT THAT THE
POLICIES SUCH AS TAX ­ REPRESENTED WEALTHY HAD MORE POWER
NEEDS OF PEOPLE MORE EFFICIENTLY
REICHSTAG CAN APPROVE OR REJECT BUDJET MEMBERS WEREN'T PAID ­ PRACTICALLY, ONLY
UNIVERSAL MALE SUFFRAGE WEALTHY COULD STAND ­ RIGHT WING POLITICIANS
ELECTED ASSEMBLY AND ELECTIONS LIMITED POWER ­ CANNOT PROPOSE LEGISLATION AND
TOOK PLACE ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS IF ANY LEGISLATION IS REJECTED, IT COULD EASILY
RESULT IN KAISER DISSOLVING REICHSTAG
BUNDESRAT ALL STATES HAD ELECTED 14/58 MEMBERS NEEDED TO REJECT LAW, HOWEVER
REPRESENTATIVES PRUSSIA HAD 17 SEATS AND THEREFORE A MAJORITY.
CAN REJECT PROPOSALS ­ EMPEROR PRUSSIA'S IDEAS MORE OR LESS DECIDED THE FATE OF
DOESN'T HAVE COMPLETE POWER GERMANY
IMPERIAL CONSTITUTION UNDER THE SECOND REICH

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